Do you remember (older people) the Silhouette Blends from Electric Company? Two people framed the screen with their silhouetted profiles contributing parts of words to make one word together. The sounds they formed came on the screen as if from their lips. It was a fascinating way to hear and see words form. Here are some examples below.
iPads help students demonstrate learning in dynamic ways. Learn about transparency as students animate a ghost over a photo, practice vocabulary by speaking through artwork, observe reflection with a custom hologram, and assess rotational symmetry by rotating designs digitally. Let's fill your STEAM toolbox with creative ideas to teach anything.
I put some of my many many ideas in a thinglink so you could explore my resources by finding the link when you mouse over the images below.
All of my ideas are on my SMORE page.
I presented and attended conference sessions at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL where Jennifer encouraged us model digital leaders on social media, Carrie challenged us to gamify our classroom, Leah showed us how sketchnoting helps students with visual processing, and the authors of #nowclassrooms explain how we can move from Novice to Operational to WOW technology integration.
Dryden entered three movies in the latest NextVista.org student video contest. Two of them were chosen as finalists. One, Paper Cut Magic was chosen as a finalist in the collaboration category (Congrats Sofia and Lindsay!) Below is the shortened version of their story, Strange Magic. You can view the whole version and my post about it here.
The other finalists, Make it then Move it Animated GIFs, was made by me and submitted to the teacher category. You can view it below and see the post about the lesson here.
The third movie must have been submitted improperly. I meant to submit it into the collaboration category since it was made with Mr. Sobota's whole class of 4th graders. It will not be in the running for a prize, but was awarded an honorable mention. Learn more about his super cool all class lip sync rotoscope animation project from my post.
One thing that might be fun to do is watch each video in each category (collaboration and teacher) with the rubric in mind. Give the movies a score based on the criteria and predict who you think will score the most post.
FYI: Our movies earned the bonus 2pts for entering early. However, we don't have a way of knowing if the other movies earned it as well.
Results: are here
Make the Painting Move:
Here is the new digital extension animation plan: Import the digital picture of student art into Brushes Redux. On a layer over the image, recreate the center figure by tracing. Save this image as a png with a transparent background. Then mask out the same figure from original painting and redraw the color and pattern the figure had covered. This forces the student to consider the elements of foreground, overlapping, color, and pattern in a dynamic way. Save the masked painting to the camera roll. Import both images into the Do Ink animation and drawing app in composition mode. Set an animation path and add rotation to the figure. Save this as a video. Here is a quick overview tutorial of all the steps here.
I've been thinking that the figure without pattern would be best to isolate in this process. But, what if that figure is not in the foreground. Does it still work? Why not just isolate the most foreground figure regardless of pattern. Students could redraw the pattern digitally. I wasn't planning on this digital extension when I was instructing students in the design of their lesson. (Download the lesson here from TpT) If I were to do this again, I would have students make the unpatterned figure in the center also in the foreground to make this digital animation a bit easier for them.
Turn up your volume. Yep, it's perfectly quiet. Every single student is digitally painting. They understand the app interface, the concept, their purpose, & the overall goal. They are THINKING LIKE ARTISTS as they digitally create. This is what I've wanted to see for 18 years. This is the results of digital art projects since these 5th graders were kindergarteners. This is the results of being an iPad art teacher for 7 years. This is AMAZING! They are feeling right now how cool it is to work in such a forgiving media. They didn't appreciate the possibilities of the media when they struggled with the tools. Now, the struggle has ended with a hush as they drift into a calm flow of art-making.
Third graders turned shapes (circle, triangle, and rectangle) into forms (sphere, cone, and cylinder). Then made these forms look like vessels used for scientific experiments (florence flask, erlenmeyer flask, and beaker).
Student Gallery on Artsonia
Fugleflick Resources for art concepts:
Our Fugleflick, Deep Space, contains forms with foreground, middle ground, and background with overlapping,
Our Fugleflick, Bye Bye Road, is a fun sing along to a Beatles' tune about things to look for in an image that shows depth including a vanishing point, converging lines, and relative sizes.
Our Fugleflick, Complementary in Every Way, introduces the color wheel including primary, secondary, and complementary colors.
Digital extension: Animating Bubbles
Students will animate bubbles coming from the scientists' vessels .
Tutorial: How to animate the bubbles
Finished Animations: all in one movie
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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