I wrote up our third grade Magic Carpet lesson from last school year for the Media Arts special edition of the School Arts Magazine. Congrats to Piper and Callie for having their work featured on this two-page spread.
View the article online here.
I also have a very detailed blog post about all the steps and behind the scenes work to making these Magic Carpet Rides.
View the lesson post here.
I wrote up an article describing our Spect-ART-acles game that we play in 4th grade to prepare for out trip to the Art Institute of Chicago. It is in the May 2018 School Arts Magazine Issue. View it online here.
Here are the images they used of our students wearing their image on their glasses similar to the game Headbanz.
See my original post with resources
I wrote up the whole 45 minute lesson as a post with all the resources I use to play the game with my students HERE.
I was interviewed for an article, Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators,
by Lisa Dawley, PhD for Edsurge.com. I think it's a wonderful honor to be considered an educational innovator but also a bit confusing for me. When you see who I am grouped with in the article, you'll find educators who have unique educational brands that shape their career paths.
I'm in the same job I've had since I graduated from college. I did all my growing, exploring, and "innovating" in my art room. My career path is the one I've worn through the tiles of my classroom floor.
I think what I offer teachers is the same thing I offer my students, tech-infused art lessons that make learning (Fugle) fun.
The more I shared via blogs, Twitter, or on Artsonia, the more I realized that other teachers wanted to use our movies, lessons, and resources for their classrooms. Knowing that their work could potentially be seen by others beyond our school community raised the bar for my students in motivation and execution. This has energized me personally and my students. It's not a one-way street.
View the line up from the Screen Test Jr here: http://www.ci.schaumburg.il.us/PCA/youth/Pages/ScreenTestJr2016_Lineup.aspx
View our movie entry below. It is password protected until after the fest. PW: dolphin
I wrote up my ideas for how to interact digitally with the Crown Fountain in Chicago. The article was published in School Arts Magazine, April 2016. Click here to read it online. I have many different ideas for how to interact from a simple photobooth technique to using the green screen animation app. Explore all my resources here.
When I was asked to write an article for the School Library Journal I was still glowing from the excitement of presenting at Kutztown University on iPad Animation. The article is entitled iPads Reimagine Art Class and focuses on the transformational uses of animation for expanding the art curriculum, teaching concepts with dynamic media, and helping students transition from physical to digital. I use three examples of animation lessons to demonstrate these points; features Ghosts, Aliens, and Godzilla. Read the article here.
"New technologies are transforming how artists make and market their work, but they aren't changing its content. These new tools are being used to deal with age-old human emotions, questions and dilemmas. Digital art really isn't all that different from its analog versions, since it's still about telling stories and examining what it means to be human."
My contribution to this article from Tech News World is on the topic of teaching a new generation.
Read the story here or browse my excerpt below:
"I use technology in art instruction and art production with all my k-5 population," said art instructor Tricia Fuglestad, who incorporates a variety of digital technologies into her lesson plans at Dryden Elementary School."We explore art concepts digitally through interactive lessons on the interactive board, and we use our green screen and video-editing tools to make Fugleflicks, [which are] student-created, art-related movies," she told TechNewsWorld.
Video-editing and sharing technologies have become central to art education for Fuglestad, and she says they give her students new and unique ways of expressing themselves and communicating.
"Because of my access to technology, I can open up new opportunities for my students to extend and enhance their learning," said Fuglestad. "I've been able to connect my students to authentic audiences [and] give them art-making opportunities like animation moviemaking and graphic design that would otherwise be inaccessible."
I shared three main ideas: Teaching digitally, Creating Movies, and transforming learning with new technologies such as the iPad. Here are some posts that will help you explore what I am referring to in more depth.
Here is a two minute peek at what we do in our art room at Dryden.
Warning: You may catch the Fuglevision (it's very contagious and there is no cure)
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