Our Apple TV, HD--> VGA converter, and HDMI male to male cable, and our art room iPad finally got connected today. Beth and I took some time to test the possibilities and filmed it for you to see. We really only explored a short time and already see this as a game changing way to manage iPad sharing and instruction in the classroom. Take a look below or go here.
I learned about Apple TV's ability to wirelessly mirror the iPad from a post by Scott Meech on EdReach.us. Read it here.
My fourth graders have the iPads for one month which means that we get extended digital art-making experiences! YEAH. Our first piece is a digital spoof on the painting called, Son of Man by Surrealist Rene Magritte.
Students were asked to replace the apple with a personal healthy choice. We all wore the bowler hat to reference the original piece. View the original here. View our gallery here.
Mrs. Theresa McGee, art teacher at Monroe Elementary School in Hinsdale, IL participated in the International Day of Peace by making Pinwheels for Peace.
She sent out her students' pinwheels to help spread peace and its message to other students.
We received one last week just as I was getting ready to present at the Art Educators Association of Indiana's Conference in Indianapolis. (Curious about this? Click Here)
I brought the pinwheel with to introduce Love to Peace. Hopefully this video explains.
View all the places that the pinwheels for peace have visited during Mrs. McGee's collaborative project on her Google Map.
This week I spent some time doing professional development for art teachers in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana (which is very exciting- and very new to me). But, nothing is more exciting than knowing that what you share had an impact in some way. When I returned home I found a picture in my inbox from art teacher, Sarah David in Downers Grove, Il. She shared our Fugleflick video, The Glue Blues, with her students. Now she has decorated glue bottles that all have closed lids even after students used them! Yeah! No more glue blues!
See the video here:
I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to participate in some professional development sessions lately. Beth Breaux ( @drydentech )and I (@fuglefun ) had a video Skyping session with the art teachers, technology people, and administrators of a St. Louis, MO K-8 school district on Nov. 2nd after school to discuss iPads in the Art Room. I was able to share my screen and demo using the dropbox and brushes apps and shared some tips for managing images and artist statements on Artsonia. (I was able to do this because I had a technology buddy practice skyping with me where we played with a bunch of options and in the software until I felt comfortable, (Thanks Carol Broos @musictechie )
Beth was able to explain the networking and management challenges of our 100 iPads.
Here is a screen shot from our talk:
Then on Thursday I was able to participate in Downers Grove School District #58's "Transformative Learning Experiences" technology professional development day.
I presented mainly to the art teachers a whole slew of things. But, since the group was small we had a chance to test out equipment, ask lots of questions, figure out how what I was showing them could be used right away in their classrooms and what things were to come in the future. I loved this experience and felt like I made some friends:) Here is a picture of art teacher Jon Belonia testing the Bluetooth pressure sensitive Wacom tablet in the free MAC app Sketchbook Express.
This year Dryden Students have comment buddies to send kind messages about their artwork through Artsonia. Visit our comment buddy galleries here:
Brunswick Acres Artists (New Jersey): bit.ly/mUYegy
Lowes Island Artists (Virginia): bit.ly/q4U7sP
Greenbrook Artists (New Jersey): bit.ly/nnm0dr
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Below is a video from the Brunswick Acres Artists and their art teacher, Ms. Tiedemann.
Watch it closely and you'll recognize our gallery and our student images:)
My students used Google Art Project and our Interactive Whiteboard to learn from the masters how to create a portrait in a three quarters pose. See my google art collection: http://goo.gl/Fe41H
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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