This has been a big year for virtual conferences since many art associations have switched their formats from in-person to online. This year I'm virtually traveling to present in Georgia, Texas, Michigan, and Illinois to share a Keynote and presentations about our transdigital art and augmented reality. I also had the opportunity to host a Twitter chat for anyone thanks to the Grundlers who host #K12artchat
Alessandro's 3rd grade color monster was chosen from hundreds submitted by art teachers across the state to be in the curated virtual art show through IAEA. This honor is only awarded to 45 students statewide. We are so proud of our Dryden student for having such an amazing piece on display. What is even more amazing about this art is that it comes to life with augmented reality and plays the stop motion animation he created that expressed his monster's feelings through movement. Scan the image above with eyejack app to see it come to life or play the movie below.
The art show is on a virtual tour for the year. You can find all of the 44 winning student pieces on display at the Illinois Art Education Association website here.
We started out our art class this year with a school-wide scribble challenge. It's a fun way to get the creative juices flowing in our new learning environment. I led students through a paper version of the challenge and sent them off to Seesaw to try it digitally too. You can save, modify, and assign my scribble challenge activity to your students on seesaw too if you follow this link.
This school year is beginning with remote learning for all my K-5 art students. This kind of remote learning will be different than what we experienced in the spring. I designed lessons and made them available online every week for students to do asynchronously. This time around, remote learning will be synchronous. We will connect in zoom and have some time making art together and independently using Seesaw. To explain all that I envision for our art time together I made the following FUGLEVISION videos. Oh, did I forget to mention, I'm calling our art class online, FUGLEVISION. I'll you'll see why...
The Arlington Heights Library Art Show was canceled last May. I had all the banners ready to go already. They were just tucked away in my room all spring and summer long. When I returned to the building I decided to hang them in the hallway outside the art room. I know you can't come and see the art yet, so I took lots of photos and video to share it with you virtually. I even captured the augmented reality effects for the transdigital pieces. Take a look below or go to this link.
Today marks 140 days of staying home. My husband and I haven't gone anywhere. I literally saw cobwebs on my car the other day when I went into the garage. I have so much to say on the topic of reopening schools. My summer has been filled with anxiety. I've had nightmares. I watch the data, listen to the experts, and read research on COVID-19. We need to take this pandemic seriously. There is too much we don't know about the long-term effects of this disease but there is enough known to be alarmed.
School closed on March 13, 2020. Students and staff began remote learning. For the first five days the admin had created a choice grid for students to begin learning. The teachers designed lessons for the next 10 weeks. I ended up creating or curating 50 lessons during this time, many with tutorials, videos, examples, resources, and handouts. To make them easily accessible, I INDEXED THEM ALL HERE. They are made with the hope of engaging young learning, generating creativity, and sparking joy. Use them & Pass it on!
We are the 2nd place winner of the ISTE Technology in Action Video Contest.
See my post for more info.
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,
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