Bubbling Beakers and AR Dot Day
I finally packaged my Bubbling Beakers STEAM transdigital lesson on TpT. It is a 40 page step by step visual guide for creating the forms from shapes, color mixing, drawing and painting a background in perspective and using complementary colors. Explore
I also packaged up the Dot Day Augmented Reality Color Wheel Activity. It includes the handout and guided instructions for creation and exploration with Quivervision. Explore
I turned my Emotional Robots showing a full range of feelings into a poster set for display in the classroom as a mood meter and a color wheel combined. They also are set up with augmented reality so the robots can express themselves even more through animation using the free AR app, Eyejack. The six poster set is available on TpT here.
Remote Learning Days 11-13
My third graders are going to explore the primary & secondary colors, complementary colors, patterns, rotational symmetry, while learning the geometry of a circle in these color wheel paintings. Then they will be compared to op art as students rotate and digitally fall into them using Do Ink drawing and animation app on the iPad.
ARt Color Wheels #DotDay18
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 found in my packaged lesson here. See my previous post for more images.
Color Mix and Mingle Game
I've been inspired by the interactive techniques I saw and experienced at the ISTE conference to try to stretch a bit and design more interactive educational games for my students. The first day of school is a great day to get up and play since we haven't started the making art yet, so I plan to begin this year with a game I'm developing called, "Color Mix and Mingle."
Dot Day 2017 Kindergarten
I always love to introduce the primary colors to my kindergarteners at the beginning of the school year, but now that the art room iPads have the Quiver App, it is a magical experience when our crayon color wheels lift off the paper and dance, bubble up, and spin. This year we colored one color wheel together step by step last week and watched the magic happen this week. Then student watched the tumblebook version of the book, The Dot, and created anything they wanted in a blank quiver dot sheet. Perhaps their new drawing made from the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) would have some secondary colors (purple, orange, and green) when they combine.
Quiver Color wheels for Dot Day
After installing QUIVER on all the art room iPads, I printed the Quivervision Dot Day coloring page. I modified it to help kindergarteners make a color wheel on the Dot with the three primary color crayons: Red, Yellow, and Blue.
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