A former student, Ava, visited me while I was thinking about augmented reality and our Dryden Art History Tile Wile.
I was thinking, now that I attached some AR videos triggered by Miss Dietrich's art (see the blog post about this), what if I make videos of any former students willing to be attached to their art on the tile wall as well?
What if our wall became a ARt History Tile Wall?
See what Ava's tile looks like with the HP Reveal app (following fuglefunart)
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.
Two of my former students grew up, became teachers, and are now colleagues at Dryden. Miss Dietrich now teaches 5th grade. She was with me to make a spoof of the American Gothic in 3rd grade and a clay bear in 4th grade as well as many other pieces.
We found these two pieces on our Art History Tile Wall. The American Gothic was credited to her on the wall, but the clay bear was anonymous. I had used donations to fill in some gaps in our history with pieces that were from my files. I had a clay bear photo but didn't remember who the artist was. Now we do! Miss Dietrich agreed to bring in hers from home (sitting on her dresser all these years) for a video surprise (see below).
P. S. You can see the video surprise too with HP Reveal app following Fuglefunart next time you visit our Dryden Art History Tile Wall or use the app to view This or This.
Miss Angelico is now teaching 1st grade. I taught her for all her years at Dryden. I went through my files (I'm a digital hoarder) and found this sweet image. Here is Miss Angelico when she was a 1st grader sitting at the same table that her 1st grade students will sit at to make art this year. I love the concentration as she paints the table cloth of her apple still life. Love everything about this photo from the cute handwriting in the bottom corner to the smudge of orange paint on her cheek. What a cool thing for me to see my little student all grown up with her own little students. How cool for the new batch of 1st graders to see their grown up teacher as a little girl just like them ?.
My transdigital approach to art education merges both traditional and digital methods across physical and digital spaces while giving students an opportunity to dive into ideas that were previously beyond what I could otherwise offer. Take a peek at the lessons I designed to help redefine learning for my elementary art students.
Links to Lessons Showcased in Video:
Five young animators met with me on Monday after school for one hour to learn to fly. Second grader, Sophie, won the iPad animation party prize offered through the Dryden Fundraising Raffle before spring break. She and 4 friends learned how to turn themselves into fairies that fly across the flower garden using 3 different apps on our art room iPads.
Andrew McCormick, one of the hosts of the Art of Ed Radio program, interviewed me on how we incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) into our art program at Dryden Elementary. We chatted for about 20 minutes.
Listen here or read the transcript
We are so excited to announce that our fifth grade Dryden artists are entering the
White House Film Festival! We have been working on this video since early December when we first learned of this opportunity. The video shows how our fifth graders have been using technology for art production and art instruction in our classroom from kindergarten through present. We were able to base the video on the presentation that a group of them gave while in 4th grade to pre-service art teachers in Montreal, Canada via Skype. View that event here. We had 29 students volunteer to work on this video during their lunch recesses. They were each assigned a segment with a rhyming verse to memorize. The segments were customized to each actor as much as possible showing video or stills of them or their artwork. Every segment was exported as a video clip and brought into the iPad to use as the background image in the DoInk Green Screen app. They stood before our classroom green screen and recorded their portion while the app magically replaced the green with their custom backgrounds. We learned quickly not to wear green on recording day. We also tried to adhere to the guidelines of the film festival and not show any 3rd party images or logos. Wearing a smock was the logical solution to cover them up. We had the whole film finished a week before winter break. When we went to edit it we realized that the audio was very poor. Our iPad microphone wasn't able to capture audio well enough to use the clips. The audio was so low that there was absolutely nothing my software could do to fix it. I tried all the tricks I knew. So I bought a microphone adaptor for the iPad so we could use the lapel mic that the art room already owned and filmed it all over again. This was a lesson in trying our best, being persistent, and having a good attitude. Our fifth graders passed this test with flying colors. See our video below.
We used our newest form of movie-making to create this video. In the fall we were asked to helpBeta Test the new Green Screen app from DoInk. The app automatically creates a chroma key effect in the iPad. This app allowed us to show in the background of each segment the technology tools or techniques the students were describing. We uploaded all our background segments to the dropbox and pulled them into the camera roll as needed. Then imported them to the app. It's an extremely easy app to use and creates such immediately magical results. The only issue was our audio. Below you can compare the audio without the external microphone and with the use of the external microphone. I could raise the volume of the later without static or distortion.
How do you describe 20 years of teaching, a couple thousand students, and hundreds of lessons in 2 minutes or less? Not sure. Below is my attempt. I'm blinded by what it omits, but hopefully it includes enough to give you a quick view of what we do here at Dryden.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Sept. 25th 7pm Central Time and join me and other special areas teacher in Music, PE and Art in this month's Intel Teach Live Webinar
Electives Go High Tech To Meet 21st Century Learning
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I will be sharing how we use technology for art instruction and art production in Dryden's Art Room. Please join us for this free online event.
You can listen to the FULL presentation online here.
**UPDATE: I did get through my presentation, but my slides kept crashing so it took three attempts. So sorry for the mess that made:) I posted my resources on the thread: http://engage.intel.com/message/93156.
I was invited to Keynote at the USSEA conference in Indianapolis, IN.
I was surrounded with some of the greatest minds in Art Education: (Enid Zimmerman, Marjorie Manifold, Elizabeth Delacruz, Juan Carlos Castro) Professors of preservice Art Educators, Doctoral students, Researchers, innovators, thinkers, and ...then me?!?
I was distracted by the flow of polysyllabic words during the presentations but loved the challenge to dust off the cobwebs a bit and join in the conversations. I'm on the front lines as a K-5 art educator putting theory into practice amongst the constraints of curriculum, schedules, resources, management, and time.
What I had to share was my technology rich and connected classroom at Dryden.
I shared my stories of how my students have had authentic audiences because of our connectedness.
My students have made literature inspired art projects and then connected with their authors online.
My students have made art that was shown on websites, textbooks, 30ft LED screens in NYC, on TV, and shown in children's museums around the country.
My students have made Fugleflicks (student-created, art-related videos) that have screened at local, national, and international venues.
My students have connected with app developers as they use their apps on ipads.
My students have won recognition for their artwork in state and national exhibits.
My students continue to wow me with their high levels of motivation, effort, and achievement.
My students have taught me to TRY MY BEST as an art teacher.
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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