The Fuglefun Store
For the past year I've been working on packaging up my STEAM ART lessons in accessible formats for teachers to use with their students. They are all in the TpT Fuglefun Store. There are traditional lessons, animation lessons, lego murals, science integrated, math integrated, history integrated, literacy integrated, games, activities, augmented reality, green screen, and so much more from my art room to your library, classroom, remote academy, or home. Check them out here: bit.ly/fuglefunstore
I had the honor of working with the awesome art teachers of Cobb County, Georgia on their professional development day. I did a 70 minute workshop (3xs) for art teachers who wanted to learn how to integrate technology into their art programs using the iPad. Curated a few Transdigital art examples from my 266 STEAM art lessons indexed on my SMORE page (bookmark this page).
Do the Dryden Dos Wins Award at ISTE!
Back in September I gathered a group of fifth graders to join the Fugleflick Filmmaking club. I challenged them to create a movie about "activating change" in our school community. We looked at our Dryden Dos (to be safe, caring, and responsible) and tried to come up with a strong student-centered video that could educate and encourage the school to do the Dryden Dos while at the same time meeting the qualifications for the Global Student Voice Film Festival (#GSVFF) to be held in Philadelphia at ISTE19.
Art teachers in Wisconsin Rapids, WI wanted training in technology integration using iPads. They had recently acquired some iPads (not at 1:1 yet) for their art room. I shared a full day of my creation based transdigital lessons with them. Many of the ideas I shared had both a physical art making component and a digital extension that encompassed more art concepts as well as touching on the national art standards of creating, presenting, responding, and connecting.
All of my art lessons are indexed on my smore page.
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Six canvases were masked out with tape to spell the word CREATE.
These canvases will be covered in paint spread by Spheros driven by families using iPads.
We borrowed spheros from Windsor and Patton to make a set of 6 (one per canvas). Then covered them with special washable covers to add texture to the art and protection to the robotic devices as the are directed to run through the paint to spread it.
The Set Up:
Results: purple mush-UGH!
So, we learned TWO things about sphero painting as we worked
1. It only takes about 15 minutes to paint a small canvas.
2. Spheros only hold their charge for an hour or less.
Both of these things were learned while we were working on our HOUR long event. This meant that we over-worked the canvases almost immediately and ran the spheroes down in charge before the last session ended (UGH).
Results 2.o: 5th graders to the rescue
I asked the 5th graders in 5-1 to see if they could FIX this problem while using up the rest of the poured paint (that would have gone down the drain). The challenge was to make an abstract design with overlapping CLEAN colors.
I re-taped the letters on the canvases and we gave it a try. The plan was to make a mark on each canvas to give them unity and balance without MUSHING up the colors. We started with paint brushes but switched to popsicle sticks half-way through class so that our mark making was looser and the application thicker.
The Daily Herald wrote a story about the AHML art reception. Read it here.
iPads help students demonstrate learning in dynamic ways. Learn about transparency as students animate a ghost over a photo, practice vocabulary by speaking through artwork, observe reflection with a custom hologram, and assess rotational symmetry by rotating designs digitally. Let's fill your STEAM toolbox with creative ideas to teach anything.
I put some of my many many ideas in a thinglink so you could explore my resources by finding the link when you mouse over the images below.
All of my ideas are on my SMORE page.
I presented and attended conference sessions at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL where Jennifer encouraged us model digital leaders on social media, Carrie challenged us to gamify our classroom, Leah showed us how sketchnoting helps students with visual processing, and the authors of #nowclassrooms explain how we can move from Novice to Operational to WOW technology integration.
5th graders will be dynamically demonstrating the concept of movement over their paintings about movement through the magic of stop motion animation and green screen. Here is the post about this lesson from when we first tried it. One big difference this time around is that we have 6 Dewey iPad stands (thanks to an ABC/25 grant) that gives us lift and stability.
Step One: Painting about Movement
Click here to view their gallery of finished art on Artsonia.
You can download this lesson (step by step ppt) from TPT here.
Step Two: Green Screen Stop Motion
I put together a guide for setting up this lesson and a step by step powerpoint for creating the figure painting here:
Download the green screen stop motion lesson from TpT here.
You can also download the figure drawing painting ppt lesson from TpT here.
Step Three: Layer image and video
HINT: Here is what it looked like in 2014 when the 4th graders gave this a try.
Student Results: 2018 5th graders
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