Here is an idea for an appsmash that introduces first graders to:
Lovely Appsmash from Tricia Fuglestad on Vimeo.
Step 4. Combine the LOVE template and the emoji filled heart picture in the Superimpose app using the square size constraints, masking, and blend mode. Watch my tutorial to see how it is done.
January 31, 2016
Go Away Big (any color) Monster!
P.S. Did you notice that Alexis' art is the Peanut (as in Charlie Brown and friends) version of herself?
Want to Peanutize Yourself too? Use this link.
View all the other Peanutized Dryden Students here.
Update: Alexis received 1161 votes! Normally that would be enough to win, but the winner had almost 4x's as many (wow!). So it was a really tough competition. Thank you to everyone who showed your Dolphin Spirit and supported Alexis! See results here.
Get Your Geek On and Automate
This app will totally help you get your geek on. I've never had training on it, I just dove in and played until I got the results I wanted. I'll save you the trouble with this quick tutorial. Take a look at how quickly you can create a program that automates your life. What's the alternative? Grabbing each image, clicking print. That would be mega times longer than one click. Here's a bonus: Download my automator file and get started now.
Thank you to the art teachers that nominated the Fugleblog for the Art of Ed Blog of the Year (in the elementary category). We are one of 9 finalists (yeah!).
I would like to encourage you to check out all the finalists and explore their sites.
UPDATE: the results are in. Explore the winners by clicking on the big badge proudly displayed below (this is what the Fugleblog won a finalist.)
Mrs. Weiss, a parent of one of my students shared an image in the style of Downton Abbey made for Downtown Arlington Heights. View image here.
This made me wonder how I could do this kind of art on the iPad.
I played until I came up with this plan:
Watch my tutorial to view these steps.
1. Create black and while line art and make it digital. Like this example.
2. Create a template in Sketchbook Express. Download mine here.
3. Use Crazy Photo Booth app to turn the line art into a negative (opposite).
4. Import the template into Superimpose app.
5. Import the black/white image, mask out the background, size and place above center.
6. Merge the foreground down so you can import the negative version of the drawing.
7. Mask the background, Size it to the original, flip it vertically, & position below center to create a reflection.
8. Save to camera roll.
Download and print this handout for students to view as they work.
I figured out a better way to make these images using ONLY superimpose. The app has an invert colors button to create the negative image. There are a few tricks so, I made this handout for my students to reference as we worked. You can click on the images to view them large or download the PDF here.
1 iPad + 1 free app=2 Much Fun!
Stop Motion Animation Collaboration
All class stop motion from Tricia Fuglestad on Vimeo.
This technique not only introduced my students to the concept of stop motion animation, it gave them an opportunity to see how effective a collaboration can be. The results are immediate, impressive, and motivating. Students had to be able to follow directions, cooperate, listen, and understand how their part effects the whole.
What if You Ran the Zoo?
View our Gallery of Creatures on Artsonia here. View our final book covers on Artsonia here.
One group of third graders made this movie where they briefly tell us about their creature using Chatterpix app. A group of students use the green screen app to create an introduction as well. (Please excuse the audio-students had to record their little movies simultaneously which creates background noise.)
Thanks a MILLION!
Students combine literacy, Science, Art, and Technology as they play Scrabble with the Periodic Table of Elements.
As I looked at the table to see if I could make words I found that I wanted to write, circle, and see all the choices at once. So I created a template for just this purpose. Download the template into your camera roll and import it into the Skitch app where you can annotate over the image. When I had a word I used Keynote to make boxes and fill them with text, numbers, and colors. Once I had one word finished, I copied the format and kept playing. Here is my Keynote Template for three and four element words. Here are some things I created using my template. I tried using images, gradients, and solid colors in the boxes. Not all options are available on the iPad version of Keynote.
I ran some of the images through CustomInk's site to see what they would look like if they were printed on a mug, hat, or t-shirt. They give you the option of deleting the background color (see the hat) which makes the font turn the color of the fabric.
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