We went through some of the lessons I set up on my Creating on iPads page including:
Below is the (incomplete) collaborative animation made while exploring the rotoscope technique.
I am presently working on a Masters in Curriculum and Educational Technology, and yesterday was exactly what technology instruction should look like. In order for teachers to integrate more technology, we need time to "play" with the technology, create a product, come up with applications for our own curriculum, and have the opportunity to see another teacher model what that technology integration would look like in a classroom---and that is exactly what we were able to do with Tricia Fugelstad. It was also great to network with other Art teachers about their own classroom procedures, trouble shooting & student guidelines that they are using in their classrooms with ipads. I realize our district is moving toward technology instruction using podcasts and webinars to cut down on the cost of professional development in technology, but that method really only appeals to a teacher who is already pretty comfortable using technology. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity for WWS Art teachers to learn, plan, create and network with other professionals in a way that will help us design amazing work for our students in the future! -Lara
It was so fantastic and the amount of time it saved us is truly amazing, it would have taken me forever to figure all that out on my own. Learning that way truly reinforces the importance of dynamic teaching and learning. Thanks for setting that up for us. -Rebecca
Trish's workshop was the most informative and practical workshop I have ever participated in. She is delightful and we were applying the skills she was instructing us on immediately in the workshop. To say iPads are going to change how we teach art is an understatement! For someone my age (meaning that I didn't grow up with computers) I found yesterday's workshop to be comforting. I have felt so much pressure to adopt technology into my art program. Trish gave us permission to use as much or as little as we wanted in our own classroom. I found the programs much more user friendly than I had anticipated so that made me feel so much better. I am no longer feeling so overwhelmed about the technology as I was rather, I see that I can comfortably add technology to my art program beginning this year. It was a GREAT workshop yesterday! Thanks for helping to make it happen!-Beth
We had a fantastic day! We learned so much! Thanks Trish, you are so talented. I learned so much! This was probably one of the best professional development days that I have ever participated in. -Bev
It was very beneficial and motivating!! We are purchasing 2 of the apps we learned about: Doink and SketchBook Express.-Gwen
Our training session with Trish Fuglestad was the most productive and relevant professional development session I have ever attended! I was able to leave there and go right into my room and begin applying what I learned. Thank you so much for providing this opportunity for us. I greatly appreciated it. -Shannon