I spent my first day of Spring Break in West Bloomfield, Michigan working with a lovely group of teachers on iPad creation and STEAM ideas for fine arts and technology. All my lesson ideas are on this growing smore flyer. There are over 185 so far so I use a numbering system to refer to them as in my handout for the workshop below:
I was asked to do an iPad workshop for the art teachers of District 47 in Crystal Lake today. I was able to show them a bunch of creative ways to make art with their students digitally to explore concepts differently and demonstrate understanding dynamically. (The numbers on the sheet refer to my 175 STEAM art ideas found here.)
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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We Don't Want to Wait to Create
SHOULDN'T EVERY ARTIST HAVE A "PENCIL"
Right now we have two students sharing one "pencil" on the same piece of "paper" in the art room while trying to create their most exciting and motivating artistic pieces. iPads are a wonderful medium for so many artistic uses but we don't have enough to meet our needs. I explain it all in this flyer below.
DRYDEN STUDENTS THANK YOU!
Take a look at some of the creative iPad lessons
I have waiting for our young artists here.
Superheroes, ghosts, Godzilla, Lima Bean Monsters, and Fairies are all major players in just some of the ideas I explored this summer to teach some valuable art ideas and concepts to my students. I have all these ideas and much more on this page.
I organized 15 of my iPad lesson ideas from this summer into this smore flyer so you can quickly view the ideas, click, and learn more.
Click the image to go to the flyer or click here.
I also created two books in different formats for my students that I am sharing with you if you are interested. One is a QR code book for students to scan and view 20 of our favorite Fugleflicks, student-created, art-related videos. This way you can send students to the QR book to scan, let them watch, and learn art concepts independently on their devices.
The other is an interactive eBook for the iPad of the same 20 Fugleflicks. So you can have it loaded and ready to set up as a center in the art room.
As part of my beginning of the year ritual, I put together a video of the highlights of last school year. It's a great way to reflect on all we accomplished in art class, celebrate our successes, and energize the students for a great year to come. Take a 4 minute peek at our 2012-2013 school year below or at this link.
I must have been feeling pretty inspired this summer because the ideas were really flowing. I tried to organize the new 15 iPad Art Lessons iDeas I experimented with this past month together in this Smore flyer but you can find them all on my Creating on iPads page along with the other ideas too. Have fun exploring! Please share your thoughts, ideas, and improvements with me.
The other day I clicked on this link from the Smore.com website and saw an adorable dragon image. I wanted to see if I could draw it or something like it using the vector illustration app INKPAD on my iPad (shown to the left). Since the app allows you to treat line and color as moveable and changeable objects, I thought it would be really easy to create a simple 2 frame animation in this app. Below you can see how I did this.
View the final animation online here.
The animation below was made on the iPad with the following steps:
1. Draw a landscape in Doink Express
2. Add in the PNG image of the dragon (made in Inkpad)
3. Draw a path for it to animate across (still in Doink Express)
4. Export as a 5 second movie to my camera roll of iPad
5. Import the video into 5secondsapp on iPad
Interested in more ideas like this?
This lesson uses similar ideas to my
Lima Bean monster post and lesson.
You can explore the post here.
You can download the lesson here.
View the whole store of lessons 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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