I created a Scan | View | Learn book with pages describing each Fugleflick alongside a QR code that leads directly to the movie's location online. I printed the book pages and spread them along the back counter so students can view all their options and scan/view the movie of their choice. Their excitement over the videos inspired me to make more pages to the book to include some of their requests. The 10 new book pages are here.
FUGLEFLICKS are our Art-Related, Student-Created entertaining videos made by kids for kids to teach something about art. We've been making them for over 10 years now and our collection is growing all the time. Sometimes I show a Fugleflick alongside my lessons to introduce a concept or reinforce a skill but this week we are kicking back by the roaring fire and enjoying a Fugleflick Film Festival on our class set of iPads.
What is Art?
This is a great place to start with kindergarten. Our first project this year was an exploration of the color wheel, the primary colors, and abstract art created by mixing them together. The piece they created was then titled and imagined in a large frame as they posed before green screen pretending to gaze at it...pondering, "what is art?" I made a tutorial of how to put this lesson together in keynote. View it here.
I created an interactive color wheel game and coloring sheet so students could explore color mixing before we used paint. View this resource here.
View this exhibit on Artsonia of all the kindergarten framed masterpieces here. (Come back soon if all 4 classes don't appear yet.)
One of the books I like to use to introduce kindergarteners to the variety of forms that art can be is ART IS... by Bob Raczka. I made a movie of my reading of the book with images and text to help the students see the book easily in art class. View it below or at this link.
One of our FAVORITE Fugleflicks was created by 5th graders for kindergartners to help them understand some forms of art. It is called, "I AM ART". It introduces Sculpture, Landscape, Portrait, Figure Drawing, Still Life, Graphic Design, Abstract Art, and Film.
About a year ago I was approached by Facets, the non-profit group that hosts the Chicago International Childrens' Film Festival, and asked if I could submit their favorite Fugleflicks to their project. They proposed making a child-friendly curated film app that gives children, parents, and teachers one place to go to view the best films for children in the world. They said they would like to include the best films by children for children as well. That is why we are SO EXCITED to announce that they specifically asked for
Well, the Facets Kids app has been released. You can explore it here.
All our Fugleflicks are free to view on vimeo, but the app is full of AMAZING videos by adults for children and children for children. It requires a subscription to view, but the non-profit will donate half the proceeds back to the filmmakers to build up their programs. Win-Win!
Two other ways to enjoy Fugleflicks
I put together 20 of our favorite Fugleflicks into one QR code book. Students can scan the pages with a free scan app on their iPads, plug in some headphones, and learn about art independently with our student-created art-related entertaining videos.
Click here to learn more about this book and peek at the pages. My students LOVED exploring these videos independently.
I also put together these same 20 favorite Fugleflicks into an eBook that you can download to your iPad (just over 40MB). They play the movies in your browser (need wifi available to view) to keep the book from being too large for your school iPads.
Learn more about how to use the ebook, how to download it, and get them ready for student use here.
My fourth graders learned about stop-motion animation this past Spring. To introduce and play with some of the concepts and illusions you can create with this animation technique, I had them animate themselves during class time. We compiled the classes videos into one short mixup and submitted it to the NextVista.org student video contest called Super Thoughts. Our video was chosen as a finalist in this international contest and today we learned that it was selected as a winner! http://www.nextvista.org/tag/contestwinner+thoughts/
I decided to create an image that I could upload to Artsonia to have made into a gift for my husband for our 15th wedding anniversary this summer. I drew this illustration using the Procreate app and a bamboo stylus. The app records the drawing process so you can see all the changes, revisions, and choices I made along the way. For example, we both wear glasses but I erased them. Who needs glasses at that distance?
Speaking of illustrations, have you seen the award winning Fugleflick, "Allow us to Illustrate"? View it here.
During the last week of school this year many groups will have a chance to celebrate art education with a Fugleflick Film Fest of student-created, art-related videos. I put together a QR code book of 18 favorite Fugleflicks for students to Scan|View|Learn from during art with our class set of iPads and earbuds*.
Use this link to get your own printable Fugleflick QR code book via TpT.
* We use wipes to clean our earbuds
HAVE YOUR OWN FUGLEFLICK FILM FEST WITH MY SCAN|VIEW|LEARN QR CODE BOOK HERE.
P.S. THIS BOOK IS FREE FOR ANYONE WHO DONATED TO OUR IPAD FUNDRAISERS. PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU GAVE AND DIDN'T RECEIVE YOUR COPY.
What an amazing journey our Fugleflick Filmmakers have had with their award-winning movie, "Allow us to Illustrate". Last night they were invited to screen their film alongside other young filmmakers at the Schaumburg Team Screen Test Film Fest. Five of the 10 filmmakers were able to attend this event where filmmakers are invited on stage to introduce their movie, screen it before a live audience, and then come back up again to discuss the filmmaking process and field questions from the audience. Our students were SO impressive as they shared their experience of beta-testing, animating, and creating.
Allow us to illustrate was originally released in November of 2013 (see the original blog post here). Since then the filmmakers have enjoyed many successes!
1. It won the Cool Designs Contest in February 2014.
2. Filmmakers presented their movie and how it was made at the TEACHnology district fair.
3.It screened at the Extremely Young Film Festival in Texas in March 2014.
4. In April 2014 the film won VIDEO OF THE YEAR through Nextvista.org
5. Allow us to Illustrate was invited to enter two more festivals. (Acceptance is pending).
On May 19th our filmmakers celebrated their achievement with a Pizza Party from the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts. The girls enjoyed a wonderful lunch while watching their film, behind the scenes video, and a host of other video shorts to entertain them. Thank you!
Ten 5th grade Fugleflick Filmmakers will see their (already award-winning) movie "Allow us to Illustrate" that touts the benefits of illustrations for visual literacy and understanding text screen before a live audience tonight at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts. This movie was created as students beta-tested the Green Screen app by DoInk. They combined drawn art, animation, and live video into one entertaining and informative fugleflick that we will treasure as a resource for all our students for years to come.
My Visual Notes can be played back like a movie since I drew them in (the old) Brushes App
Our Fugleflick Filmmakers who made the award-winning video, Allow us to Illustrate, had an opportunity to share their learning and creativity with the community at the district's TEACHnology fair earlier this month.
View their movie here.
Behind the scenes here.
Learn about their award.
View our Entry for the What's Your Story
Internet Safety Contest
(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
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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