I've spent months playing with augmented reality in preparation for bringing into my classroom. My 5th graders were my first students to go through the steps I had envisioned of making art, making the art move through animation, then witnessing the art come alive with augmented reality as they scan the art and see the animation.
I wrote about this lesson and every step involved in this post.
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 ?.
Then, I began going bonkers over the idea of painting robots. I called it my robot phase (I might still be in it.) I painted Do-Dad and Alumi-Mum, Polly Phonic, and Anita Toonup. All of these robot paintings are showcased on this blog post. As you can see from the post, I animated each one of the robot paintings so that I would have plenty of examples to show my students when they try the technique this school year. THEN, I received a Shutterfly coupon in the mail. That's when I realized I had enough transdigital pieces of art to fill a Shutterfly book and practice using AR (augmented reality) to make the animations appear over the art. I've seen this technique recently at the ISTE conference and had it in the back of my mind. So, I designed the book, loaded it up with still images of art that I had or intended to animated, added a page with instructions for how to access the AR effects, and set it off to print. I went to HP Reveal studio to build my "auras" by setting the art as the "trigger image" and the animations as the "overlay". When the book arrived all I had to do was use the app to scan over the images and watch the magic.
I was asked to make a robot painting for an upcoming kickstarter as a gift to those who donate. If all works out, Annie Log will become a poster for 100 or so supporters. The instructions I received was to make a robot like the one I made a few years ago and connect it someway to the idea of "love" (hence the heart button).
10 Take Aways from my first ISTE
1. Apple had an interactive mural set up encouraging people to draw. They were using the hashtag, #everyonecancreate I drew on an iPad and it appeared in the iPad icon on the mural. My take away; free app Tayasui Sketches. It has two layers and cool fill tool. Also the pen tool is ready to use unlike Brushes app where we have to make an opaque brush to get a "black marker" line. The fill is unusual. You draw the shape then it fills, but that can create some really cool graphic design-y looks if you miss the edges and leave some white.
2. I need to play with the new drawing feature in the iPad keynote app. It can animate your drawing process as a playback. These ADEs used it to make a rotoscope video. Thanks Karlyb for explaining this feature to me.
4. Another transdigital art idea is forming in my mind when I explored the poster session from Jenny O'Sullivan where they used AR app HP Reveal to connect green screen Do Ink videos to photos that were made into books (using Shutterfly.) My roadblock in using AR has been that I didn't feel like the work in creating would pay off since it needs community education to know how to engage with it. I like their book idea since instructions for access the AR videos are included in the book. Families bought the books and it became a fundraiser to cover costs of legos, canvases, and printing.
5. I joined in on ISTETEN for their gathering on Monday. This was a chance to learn about their network and meet some new folks. I had entered their Tech in Action video contest and won second place. They showed my video and gave me a certificate. My administrators came to support me too (thank you)!
6. I was asked by @doinktweets to present educational and creative uses of their Green Screen and Animation apps during an early learning playground on Tuesday. The tweet I posted before the event stirred up a crowd of interested attendees. Karen Miller of DoInk said that I had over 200 attendees stop by to learn with me. I was LOVING it so much the time flew by. We looked at holograms, flipbook animation, and animated glow ideas and was able to share classroom applications and curricular tie-ins for each.
7. That's when I learned about #passthescopeEdu for those who are #NotatISTE These educators teamed up to use periscope to create interactive recordings that gave the folks from home a chance to experience ISTE. People requested to include my playground presentation. This video was made for them (974 live viewers) to see. They were able to ask me questions and watch me demonstrate to others from over my shoulder. How cool is this?
8. As I was exiting the conference I decided to stroll through the Maker Poster Sessions before I left. That's when I saw two ideas that made me rethink makerspaces. One was a 3D printed Lithophane of a photo of Frida Kahlo. It was a tactile representation of the blacks, whites, and grays in such a way that when you lift it to the light it reproduced the photo magically. I began forming ideas of how this could play out in my art room. Still mulling it over. But, it's the first time I seriously thought about a 3D printer. My tweet (below) inspired others and helped to crowdsource some answers about creating these.
9. The other maker poster session was the very last thing I saw as I headed out the door. This lady had a table of fun looking toys that caught my eye. I didn't understand what I was seeing at first but when it soaked in I wanted to cry. She was having students make tactile versions of favorite books and games to apply their creative problem-solving in a way that gave access for those who are visual impaired. Making with meaning. I learned there is a whole group of educators who strive for meaning, empathy, and kindness while teaching others to make through the interactions from the tweet. How wonderful!
10. My last takeaway: The learning doesn't end. When I got home I wrote my summer "To LEARN list" that included Morphi app. I have a better idea now also of who I want to follow on Twitter to keep learning from all summer long. I've been enjoying creativity challenges from @kimdarche using the #Creativities hashtag. Also, I'm hoping to join more chats and connect more this summer.
I collected all my tweets in this moment.
Our ABC/25 grant for Flipbookits is going to help our school population understand how students are exploring transdigital art production. This means that they are seamlessly moving from physical to digital art making in our art room. Our hallways are full of physical art on display, but the many digital projects that extend their learning in most of the projects is not on display UNTIL NOW. Each Flipbookit represents a digital project. They are a short physical peek at a digital lesson that can be viewed online.
Learn about our Transdigital art room
Learn more about the transdigital lessons shown above:
1. Penguins 2. Magic Carpet Ride 3. Patriotic Lip Sync
4. Bedroom at Arl(lington Heights) 5. Movement 6. Try Your Best
This movie will give you a five minute tour of 20 transdigital lessons. View the post here.
QR Code for Framed Art in School
QR Codes for Framed Art at Admin
HP Reveal AR Transdigital Book
Each image in the book has a digital animation attached to it through HP Reveal. I show you what this looks like in the following tweets.
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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