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I'll be presenting a session at the the Technology for Teachers Conference on Oct. 14th. Use this link to learn more and register. Here is a list of all the presenters and sessions. Group discounts are available for 3 or more teachers from the same school.
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I plan on sharing about two dozen animation based lesson ideas that any teacher could use to give their students the tools to demonstrate understanding of curricular content with dynamic media. It's a fun, engaging, and potentially transformative way to teach. Below are interactive images in thinglink of my presentation handouts. Mouse over and click the ideas you want to explore. It will take you to the post where you can find my resources. Each lesson has a number that corresponds to a number in my Smore Flyer.
Congratulations to these wonderful dryden artists who had art selected for the Administration building framed art display for the entire 2017-18 school year:
Diana M (5th), Eva (1st), Kristiine (5th), Kenan (3rd) Ola (2nd), Zhara (3rd), Anne (4th), Sara (5th), Sophie (2nd). Click on this thinglink to learn more about each piece of art.
Compare-a-Twist allows the teacher to set up a compare and/or contrast review game on any topic. Students drag the text or image to the correct side of the screen. Animations give immediate feedback to learners. Teachers can save their games and share them via google docs. Ideas: Sort primary/secondary colors Sort warm/cool colors. Sort images by genre.
Make a Monster App
Create a Monster App
Ideas: as students are individually sketching ideas for an upcoming art design, pass the ipad around the room and have each contribute to a class design. Watch it build on the screen through the projector.
Art Puzzles: Sliding Slices
Find an art puzzle that relates to the art subject or artist that your art project is based on. Let each student make one move until it's solved. Keep track of how many moves it takes to solve and see if they can beat other classes' scores.
You can make your own quizzes in Educreations or use a pre-made interactive quiz from the art section of BrainPop App.
Idea: pass the ipad from one group to the next giving them the first chance at getting the correct answer.
Find an ebook that ties in nicely with what you're learning in art class. We made monsters from shapes . When finished I had student's take turns turning the page in There is a Monster at the End of this Book
starring Groover. We used a Finding Nemo interactive puzzle book to accompany our monochromatic fish lesson too.
Don't forget that an ipad is a video camera and still camera too.
Photograph and upload art with the
Use Evernote to collect images
Use Dropbox app to collect images
Let your ipad roam!
Mirror your ipad through your projector wirelessly with
Reflector 2 App
Or use Quicktime (see this post)
Then pass the ipad around the room.
No wifi? You can create a closed network and still mirror your ipad with a laptop hooked up to a projector.
UPDATE: The flyer has almost 100 lessons now (and it will keep growing)
I'm working on a major organizing task to put my best creative digital art projects in one smore flyer that is easy to find, share, and add to. Every time I write a post with a new idea I can add it to the flyer until it grows CRAZY big. It's already really big. I stopped at 78 projects after 3 days of sorting, archiving, and organizing. There are still a bunch more ideas to add. The smore flyer has all kinds of technology infused art projects that use iPads and desktops. The links will help you find out which is which really quickly. Not every project is Science, Math, Engineering but everyone is at least Art and Technology.
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"Not everything that matters is measurable"
What have you learned in your time at school that isn't reflected in a test? Did you learn to share your art supplies, take a moment to compliment a classmate, let a friend go first, help a lost kindergartner find their classroom?
What talents do you have that were not tested? Are you a gymnast, a dancer, a basketball player, a swimmer, a musician, a filmmaker, a puzzle worker?
What have you learned about your role in the community? Do you volunteer, do you pick up litter, do you protect animals, do you conserve resources?What about you has grown that a test can't measure? Your artistic abilities, your confidence, your self-esteem, your humor, your courage, your kindness?
All of you matters…and some of the best parts of you are unmeasurable. Here are some examples of wonderful successes that were not measured on a test that I witnessed.
The learning that happens in an art room matters. Look at these spontaneous moments captured through vine video showing creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving all of which are valued in society and the workplace. The art room is a learning lab for life skills yet it should not all be measured with data. It needs to be experienced with joy!
If we can't measure it in school do we still value it? What we prioritize for children communicates value to them. If we take away the unmeasurable things in their education we are depriving them of the beauty, color, richness of life like removing all the illustrations from a book. Speaking of illustrations, view this award-winning video created by my student filmmakers and see why arts education is so vital to children.
A group of our 1st graders had the opportunity to share in a Skype conversation with Mr.Codilla's 3rd grade art class in Missouri. We tried to learn our similarities, differences, favorite art projects, and more. It was fun to meet new students from a different state using technology.
We were able to test out our iPEVO internet conference station for audio and iPevo camera so they could view our whole group. We saw their group projected up on our interactive board. I took some pictures and video. See them below.
We received an email from our head docent on our trip. See her lovely feedback below:
All of the docents who led your students on tour commented on how much they enjoyed interacting with your students. Your students were described as bright, enthusiastic, and very well prepared to discuss works of art. We thank you for inspiring your students to appreciate art. Working with students like yours is why we love the job we do at The Art Institute of Chicago.
Q1: #catholicedchat: How do you use technology while teaching art lessons?
Here is how my students wanted to use it before they had it: https://vimeo.com/1055415
Q2: #catholicedchat What kind of access do you have to technology and how does this impact your lessons?
Q3: #catholicedchat consider this photo collage project: http://drydenart.weebly.com/1/post/2013/09/photo-collage-in-sketchbook-express.html What concepts/skills would this teach?
Q4: #catholicedchat consider this artist statement lesson: http://drydenart.weebly.com/1/post/2013/06/ipad-artist-statements.html
Can you connect this w/other curriculum?
Q5: #catholicedchat How do you share your students' art?
View the archive of this chat and others at the CatholicEdChat.blogspot.com
Thank you Barb Gilman and Nancy Caramanico for inviting me to participate in this twitter conversation.
This week on the aRTs Roundtable we discuss how to expand your teacher reach outside the classroom. It starts with our students and their work. The sharing and communicating with other educators on a personal level, leads to many more opportunities for you and your students.
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I did a presentation about how expanding my teacher reach has impacted my students. This was made for the K12Online conference in 2012. You can view it here:
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View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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