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Give and Get: Win-Win for Kids!
If you donate any amount to our "Can't Wait to Create" Edbacker Campaign for iPads I will email you a link to download our Scan|View|Learn QR Code Book of our favorite Fugleflicks. Your kids will enjoy viewing their favorite student-created art-related movies from their mobile devices and our students will be a step closer to obtaining iPads in the art room. Thank you so much for helping us in this Win-Win for kids!
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Quilling with Ms. Koob
"Each week I have my students reflect on their learning for the week and they have to share at least one thing they learned. At least 5 of my students wrote about learning how to quill. I have no idea what that is, but it sure made an impression on them! Way to go!" - Mrs. Crandall, 3rd grade teacher
Ms. Koob, our student teacher in art class, designed a quilling lesson based on the abstract art of Kandinsky. Students will learn the technique of quilling, become familiar with the artwork Squares with Concentric Circles, learn to build a collaborative piece of art as they combine their squares at the end of the project. Students began by practicing making coils and built a mini quill design. These were displayed together in one collaborative space. We created a time-lapse of one class working on coils and taking turns adding their piece to the collaboration. Watch them below.
I'm very privileged to be on the BETA testing team for the Green Screen app from DOINK. Today I tried forcing an interaction between my pre-recorded green screen footage and the drawn animation layered before a solid color field. Here are the pieces:
The app right now works by pulling in any combination of video, images, or live feed on the three layers available. They are made transparent with the chroma filter.
The drawn animation video is created in the DOINK animation app. To time it to the pre-recorded green screen video, I had to plan the way they interacted ahead of time. I used a screenshot of the video (left) imported into DOINK while composing the fairy animation. then I deleted the photo and replaced it with a solid color field that I would "erase" with the chroma filter in the new app. This took a bit of thinking, but it's certainly is worth it!
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Making the Art Room Interactive
Since we have so many Fugleflicks and audio stories connected with so many things on display in the art room, I decided today to start making the art room more interactive. Audioboo allows us to upload our audio files, a photo, and generates a QR code. I printed the codes and placed them next to the items in the room that have a story or song connected with them. For example, here is the pencil exchange.
We have been thinking about QR codes in the art room lately because of our hope to have 1:1 access to iPads by the end of the school year. I even created a Fugleflick Scan-View-Learn book for students to explore our favorite art related movies independently.
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Illustration: the movie
Our Fugleflick Filmmakers just finished recording an original song about the art concept of illustrations. This was stage one of the movie-making process. Now they will work on creating a storyboard, draw animations on our iPads using DOINK, film before green screen, and edit all their work together in iMovie. Keep checking back to see their progress. It's an adorable song. Listen to their recording below on Audioboo.
Classroom Mode on Artsonia
Artsonia just launched their classroom mode for their website (not the app yet). This means that students can photograph or create digital art using the iPad, upload it straight to their online digital portfolio on Artsonia without a login, and attach an artist statement! Wow! this is a GAME CHANGER TEACHERS! This animated video shows a third grader scanning the QR code I generated when I created student access for an exhibit. The scan leads them to only the names of the students will have art in this gallery. They choose their name and continue with the directions on the screen to upload and write about their art.
Storytelling in the Art Room
I attended some wonderful sessions at the Teachers for Tomorrow Conference hosted by the Golden Apple Foundation on Saturday. One session that really inspired me was called Audience Participation in Storytelling by Rives Collins. He demonstrated how to tell a story that encourages the audience to participate with their voice, ideas, body language, and imagination all the while creating an atmosphere of fun, respect, and engagement.
Below is one of the 5 stories he told. I believe it is called, Long Red Fingernails. I did my best to remember it so that I can share this (not so) spooky story with my students. It has lots of repetition that invites the audience to tell the story along with me. I drew this picture on my iPad to help set the spooky tone. I left much to the imagination.
I snapped this photo of Rives Collins after the workshop. He had a wonderful way of dignifying everyone's contributions to his participatory workshop. This made it not only "safe" to volunteer a response to a question or jump into a story, but his reaction to your input made you feel heard, appreciated, and even clever. I want to remember what it felt like to be in the role of student under a teacher who made everyone feel so...so...special? That doesn't really describe it well, but I can't explain it better than that. One of my take aways is to try to be more like Rives: a teacher who makes his students want to participate, engage, and simply try their best.
I have a couple other posts that relate to this one. Click on the spooky landscape to see the lesson my second graders are doing now. I plan on sharing the Long Red Fingernails story with them. Also, click on the theater games link to see some of my adaptations.
Portable Interactivity with IPEVO
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Now looking forward...
Artsonia has improved their site to include a student mode.
This means that I will be able to teach students to photograph their own art and upload it directly to their gallery on Artsonia. This works best on iPads since they are both cameras and computers. PLEASE consider helping us in our campaign to raise the money for enough iPads to complete our class set. We won two contests last year and put the winnings toward iPads. We also fundraised a few more so we currently have 12 iPads. We're HALF way there already! Go to Edbacker to give. Every little bit gets us closer to the goal of giving students 1:1 access to iPads in the art room. Every Dryden Student will thank you!
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