I wrote an ABC/25 grant this year to purchase Today is Art Day artist figurines for the art room. At first I thought they would be useful when I teach students about caricatures (like this project) since each figurine is created with an exaggerated head and smaller body. As I had them out waiting to be unboxed, my students were taking so much interest in them, that I decided to unveil each figurine one week at a time and give the entire school population a little art history lesson with some video, image, or discussion at the end of class.
I wrote up our third grade Magic Carpet lesson from last school year for the Media Arts special edition of the School Arts Magazine. Congrats to Piper and Callie for having their work featured on this two-page spread.
View the article online here.
I also have a very detailed blog post about all the steps and behind the scenes work to making these Magic Carpet Rides.
View the lesson post here.
1. Collaborative Lego Mural of Am.Goth
I've spent months playing with augmented reality in preparation for bringing into my classroom. My 5th graders were my first students to go through the steps I had envisioned of making art, making the art move through animation, then witnessing the art come alive with augmented reality as they scan the art and see the animation.
I wrote about this lesson and every step involved in this post.
My fifth graders will be learning about creating values (black, white and the grays between) as they collaboratively piece together the portrait of a person who has added value to the world in a significant way.
"It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before." ~ How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
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 07
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