I went in the building this week to start taking down the art to pass back to our students since we will not be returning to the building this school year. I took all the displays down including the framed art. But, then I started to get sad about the art I had held for "upcoming" opportunities that are indefinitely postponed. So, I made an executive decision. I framed the next batch of art, photographed it all, and will share the displays here. Who knows what the future brings, but the art will still make people happy in the Dryden's lounge and hallways before it eventually goes home. Congratulations artists!
5th graders made Caricature Paintings of themselves then animated them into bobbleheads using the Do Ink animation app and the tutorial below.
The new improved version of the Kindness Campaign is inspired by the moving paintings in the Harry Potter stories. This time around we will attempt to make the posters come to life with augmented reality so we needed more movement than just the wings. We also wanted to make sure our youngest students can the messages even if they can't read yet. See our first version, Kindness Campaign: Moving Memes
Students will be relaxing to the warm digital glow of a fireplace playing on the art room screen as they follow a drawing guide for creating The Grinch from Dr. Seuss' book, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Then they will see the book cover come to life with augmented reality. This will also juxtapose the two depictions of the Grinch as you see above. The animated Grinch is green with simplified textures and the illustration on the book cover is white with fine black lines of texture to show his fur.
If you have been following me on twitter, you would know that I'm currently in an augmented reality frenzy. I keep wanting to make everything around me and my students come to life with augmented reality. I now have a collection of children's book covers that come to life through animation and the EyeJack app. Explore them here.
The Sneetches comes to life using the EyeJack app after the effect is loaded by scanning the QR code.
This animation was made by
1. making out the character using Brushes Redux
2. Tracing the character in Do Ink Drawing app
3. Copying it multiple times and redrawing arms and legs in different poses to create a walking sequence
4. Then I used Do Ink composition mode to combine the masked photo and walking animation with a path.
5. I duplicated/flipped it to make it walk back.
This movie became the overlay and the original cover was the trigger in Eyejack app.
I drew my learning mascot and placed her on this Calm Down poster for my classroom. When you scan the QR code using EyeJack app she comes to life dancing to Taylor Swift's song, Calm Down. This was made using free apps (drawn in Keynote, set to music in iMovie, and augmented in EyeJack app Creator). You can try it yourself or have a print made from my image using Artsonia (make sure you designate Dryden for Artsonia's 20% classroom donation). Here is what she looks like when you scan her.
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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