Today-ish is Dot Day (a day to celebrate making your mark) and also the day I wanted kindergarteners to explore the color wheel. So, we did both in a new way. I usually begin kindergarten art classes with a lesson on the primary colors, secondary colors, and how they fit on a color wheel. I give them a blank color wheel sheet and we use the three primary color crayons to fill in primaries and mix to make secondaries. This color theory lesson has become much more rewarding for my students now that we have a 1:1 iPad art room. After filling in our modified quiver dot day wheel we use the Quiver app to make our wheels come to life with augmented reality (AR). Download my color wheel sheet here. See my previous post for more images.
Kindergarten ARt Color Wheels
3rd Grade ARt Color Wheels
Third graders are prepping this week for their optical illusion color wheel paintings. I wanted to give them a lesson on the color wheel, complementary colors, measuring with rulers before we moved to the good paper. So, I pulled out the Dot Day Quivervision sheet and had them practice their work in the circle. They didn't know what the sheet was capable of until we finished and pulled out the iPads. Almost all of them told me they didn't know what augmented reality was. I was so excited to introduce this to them.
Dot Day is inspired by the story, The Dot by Peter Reynolds.
Emily Arrow writes songs inspired by children's books. She wrote this one for The Dot.
See what Ava's tile looks like with the HP Reveal app (following fuglefunart)
How did we do this?
Ava's tile was a piece of art that lent itself perfectly to a video recreation. In kindergarten students made a painting (lesson is called, What is Art) that they also posed in front of as if they were viewing it hung in a frame. I had a digital version of the painting with and without the artist. I just dug through my digital archives (I've 18 years of digital stuff right now-whoa!) to find Ava's. Then we recorded a green screen video imitating her original pose and used the Green Screen app by Do Ink to layer the video over the image. Here it is a gif below.
Then I went to HP Reveal studio and set up the trigger image (her tile from the art history wall) and used the new video as the overlay. This made the video show up when you use the HP Reveal app while following fuglefunart.
Then, I began going bonkers over the idea of painting robots. I called it my robot phase (I might still be in it.) I painted Do-Dad and Alumi-Mum, Polly Phonic, and Anita Toonup. All of these robot paintings are showcased on this blog post. As you can see from the post, I animated each one of the robot paintings so that I would have plenty of examples to show my students when they try the technique this school year. THEN, I received a Shutterfly coupon in the mail. That's when I realized I had enough transdigital pieces of art to fill a Shutterfly book and practice using AR (augmented reality) to make the animations appear over the art. I've seen this technique recently at the ISTE conference and had it in the back of my mind. So, I designed the book, loaded it up with still images of art that I had or intended to animated, added a page with instructions for how to access the AR effects, and set it off to print. I went to HP Reveal studio to build my "auras" by setting the art as the "trigger image" and the animations as the "overlay". When the book arrived all I had to do was use the app to scan over the images and watch the magic.
I was asked to make a robot painting for an upcoming kickstarter as a gift to those who donate. If all works out, Annie Log will become a poster for 100 or so supporters. The instructions I received was to make a robot like the one I made a few years ago and connect it someway to the idea of "love" (hence the heart button).
Do-Dad & Alumi-Mum
Painting Annie reminded me how fun making physical art can be, so I put down my stylus (from the #keynotedrawingchallenge) and picked up my paintbrush to make some more. My next painting is this lovely couple, Do-Dad & Alumi-Mum.
I wanted my next robot to be multifunctional, like early version of an iPhone. It should have a radio, TV, turn table, equalizer, and a telephone all built into one. Meet; Polly. her eyes are AM/FM dials. Her mouth is the speaker for all her integrated gadgets. The telly is in her belly and it happens to have Annie Log on the screen (what?). Her arm becomes the needle of the record player that emerges from the slot next to the jukebox-like selections. There is no dial for the phone since you can just ask Polly to place a call.
Student Learning: concepts
Lesson ideas: Making Robot Paintings
I have a TON of robot inspired lessons on my blog. Aquick search of "robot" gave me a well over a dozen results. But, I pulled out and linked to the lessons below that would best match the concepts covered above. Click on the photos below to explore.
Lesson Resource: How To on TpT
Digital Extension: Animated Robots
I have a blog post about using the Brushes app to make a very simple animated GIF from a digital picture of artwork. I played with this idea using many different subjects however animating robots is the easiest since they can have so many moveable, blinking, or flashing parts. Here is the post and below are more examples.
View the gallery on Artsonia of their black and white marker robot sketches.
Our ABC/25 grant for Flipbookits is going to help our school population understand how students are exploring transdigital art production. This means that they are seamlessly moving from physical to digital art making in our art room. Our hallways are full of physical art on display, but the many digital projects that extend their learning in most of the projects is not on display UNTIL NOW. Each Flipbookit represents a digital project. They are a short physical peek at a digital lesson that can be viewed online.
Learn about our Transdigital art room
Learn more about the transdigital lessons shown above:
1. Penguins 2. Magic Carpet Ride 3. Patriotic Lip Sync
4. Bedroom at Arl(lington Heights) 5. Movement 6. Try Your Best
This movie will give you a five minute tour of 20 transdigital lessons. View the post here.
QR Code for Framed Art in School
QR Codes for Framed Art at Admin
HP Reveal AR Transdigital Book
Each image in the book has a digital animation attached to it through HP Reveal. I show you what this looks like in the following tweets.
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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