A long time ago I responded to Ian Sands on twitter asking for digital images of children's art that he could offer to his high school students to play with as they learn to animate. Some of his students selected my students "He Came with the Chair" paintings. The animations turned out SO adorable and inspiring-see example below or check them all out here. It has been one of my goals to figure out an elementary level lesson with a straightforward app that would give my students the experience of animating their own artwork in the same style. I think I might have figured it out. This technique isn't perfect, but, it will work.
I have done a presentation called Creative Digital Projects that turn Stem to STEAM at three conferences over the past couple of years. These 45-50 minute presentations include a bizillion ideas in a media packed keynote file that I have trouble sharing online. However I did create a condensed version of the presentation for the AOE Online Conference last summer. The presentation has been behind a pay wall for one year and can finally come out for public consumption now. The following lessons are shared in the video below. Learn more from my links. Also, see Wes Fryer's review of my live presentation at the Illinois Computer Educator's Conference here.
Our second graders had a great time learning facts about George Washington as we created a portrait of him inspired by the art of Gilbert Stuart. View their artwork on our gallery here. I infused my art instruction with technology including lesson delivery, art exploration, art production, digital art, and a class video. Take a quick look below at what I'm talking about and check out the other posts for more details.
Now that my 2nd grade students finished their amazing George Washington Portraits (view them here), we checked out the iPads for the day and put the images on a dollar bill using the Festisite money effect. Now that you can upload images on iPads to most websites and add images into emails we went ahead and tried all these steps on iPads... and it worked!
I had the class images in my dropbox with a link to the folder. Students just followed the steps below and clicked on my links to go where they needed. What was really easy was the link for my email address which you can find as a choice for a link in Weebly. That link auto-filled my email address so all the students had to do was add the photo and their names in the subject line.
Put your portrait on the dollar bill
1. Find your picture here.
2. Save it to your camera roll
3. Click on this link to put it on the dollar bill.
4. Save it to the camera roll.
5. Send me your dollar bill image here.
See the whole gallery here.
My second graders are working on their George Washington Portraits (view their sketches here) . Meanwhile, I'm collecting some fun ways to play with their final images. We will look at the dollar bill with the IPEVO microscope adaptor and take a close look at the Etching created by Gilbert Stuart who also inspired our portrait paintings. (Did you make your wish for an IPEVO yet? Click here.) Here is what I've found from my PLN of art teachers so far.
•We might put it on a dollar bill with festisite.com (via @theresamcgee)
•We might try making it look like an etching with the Etchings App (via @greeneyegal)
•We might try making it look like a postage stamp with the Face on Stamp Booth app (via @artladyHBK)
See my other posts about exploring George Washington with technology here.
View our Facing the Facts about George student video here or below.
This post is a continuation of my Studying George with Art and Tech post where I first introduced the custom photo booth effect that allowed our second grade students to speak as George Washington through the artwork of Gilbert Stuart. View it here.
Now we can see the short video of the facts about George Washington they created.
Click on the images below to explore the sources we used on our fact finding journey. Disclaimer: The last one, Happy President's Day, is a Fugleflick. It may need a fact check.
My second graders are beginning a portrait painting of George Washington based on the work of Gilbert Stuart.
We began this lesson with a pre-test sketch (see example below) while listening and watching Mike Venezia's animated DVD video on George Washington.
They collected facts from the video and shared them one at a time through our George Washington Custom Photo Booth effect. Learn how to make effects like this from my earlier post.
We plan on making paintings like the ones students made in the past (see here or below)
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