With the help of over a dozen supporters making generous donations to my Donor's Choose professional development grant, I was able to attend the National Art Education Conference in Boston. Thank you to the Dryden parents, teachers from my online personal learning network on twitter, and art teacher colleagues from around the country who donated!
I've shared before how I learned on accident that you can use the Green Screen app by Do Ink to make video silhouettes. I wrote about it here in my dancing silhouette post and here in my shadow dancing post. Quickly, again, I'll share the process below.
Layering video over image:
Layer and resize any videos:
I wrote a post last year about the cool visual effects my students were inventing while making their movie about Movement. View it for details and inspiration here.
Skip the silhouette step:
I had my 4th graders use video of 1st graders to make this "Little Buddies" video.
I was fortunate enough to attend and present at the National Art Education Conference in NYC this pas week. I went to fascinating sessions, networked with some amazing art educators from around the country, and had the chance to share our iPad animation lessons with others through my presentation.
I got through slide 90 of 150 during my presentation of Elementary iPad Animation. I have way too much to share on this topic right now (which I think is pretty exciting). I have been updating
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with my lesson ideas here. This handout is pointing back to the numbered lessons from the flyer where you can find "how tos" and resources.
Or download the handout as a PDF here.
Last year I was out of the swing of things since I had to take time off tohelp my husband in his recovery from a serious injury. He and I both went back to school this year and with that came my desire to present at the National Art Education Conference in Chicago. Fortunately, my district supported the entire art team when we expressed our interest in this amazing professional development opportunity.
iPad Animation iDeas
The last time I did an elementary carousel I had a cozy little group around my table for each rotation. This time it was a ridiculously large group. My 50 handouts ran out after my first two rotations so I posted them below.Use this link to my ever increasing collection of digital art lessons online to find each iPad animation idea numbered below.
I hope this doesn't look like bragging, but I wanted to create a visual that shows the awards I've won in my career. If you knew my story of how I struggled all my life with painful shyness and was almost fired my first year due very much to my inability to step into the role as leader in the classroom then you too would see this image as an encouragement. I started to bloom as a teacher as soon as I took a step outside of my classroom. The sunlight of community and water of encouragement helped me grow in the soil composed of students who keep me firmly grounded.
Presentations I attended
On Friday morning I woke up at 5am to commute again into the city hoping to arrive in time to catch Janine and Cassie present on Leaving a Legacy. Their presentation was so inspiring. I was particularly touched when I saw that Janine included two slides that gave me and my students a shout out. So honored! But, I must say the whole experience was sweetened by sitting next to Cathy Hunt from Australia. I've been following her for years online and was thrilled beyond belief to finally meet her face to face.
Compare-a-Twist allows the teacher to set up a compare and/or contrast review game on any topic. Students drag the text or image to the correct side of the screen. Animations give immediate feedback to learners. Teachers can save their games and share them via google docs. Ideas: Sort primary/secondary colors Sort warm/cool colors. Sort images by genre.
Make a Monster App
Create a Monster App
Ideas: as students are individually sketching ideas for an upcoming art design, pass the ipad around the room and have each contribute to a class design. Watch it build on the screen through the projector.
Art Puzzles: Sliding Slices
Find an art puzzle that relates to the art subject or artist that your art project is based on. Let each student make one move until it's solved. Keep track of how many moves it takes to solve and see if they can beat other classes' scores.
You can make your own quizzes in Educreations or use a pre-made interactive quiz from the art section of BrainPop App.
Idea: pass the ipad from one group to the next giving them the first chance at getting the correct answer.
Find an ebook that ties in nicely with what you're learning in art class. We made monsters from shapes . When finished I had student's take turns turning the page in There is a Monster at the End of this Book
starring Groover. We used a Finding Nemo interactive puzzle book to accompany our monochromatic fish lesson too.
Don't forget that an ipad is a video camera and still camera too.
Photograph and upload art with the
Use Evernote to collect images
Use Dropbox app to collect images
Let your ipad roam!
Mirror your ipad through your projector wirelessly with
Reflector 2 App
Or use Quicktime (see this post)
Then pass the ipad around the room.
No wifi? You can create a closed network and still mirror your ipad with a laptop hooked up to a projector.
What is Crown Fountain?
The Green Screen App by DoInk is very versatile. I love to think of new ways to use it besides overlaying video captured before green screen. If you create PNGs (images with transparent or empty sections) you can put live video, pre-recorded video, or animations behind the PNG. There are SO many possibilities for creating interactive art and images this way. The Crown Fountain is a perfect subject for creating an interactive image since it was designed to be an interactive public sculpture/fountain in Chicago. They feature video of close up and cropped faces. Below you can see how easy it is to layer the PNG I created on the top line of the app and use the camera pointed towards yourself to record your face. The app captures audio as well. What would you say to all those that pass by if you were on the crown fountain?
HINT: I made the template by masking out the fountain in Superimpose App and saved using "mask as PNG". Then I moved the PNG to Keynote where I added a photo of a brick wall with a black and white filter behind the opening. Then I set the transparency of the bricks to 30% so it would be see-through enough to give a similar effect as found in the original photo. Then I grouped the images, copied to the clipboard, and imported it back into superimpose app using "clipboard" import where I could save it all again now with the brick overlay with "mask as PNG." (crazy? I know!) But, you don't have to bother. You can download my template here.
"Allergy Season in Chicago"
Now that the art room has 1:1 iPad access, I'm looking forward to having my students try my old iExpress projects a new way. We used to do this on the laptops using Keynote which I wrote up for SchoolArts Magazine in Nov. 2007 here but this new way is SUPER easy and still just as effective. Take a look what the kids have made in the past here.
If you don't have iPads I still have these tutorials available for the desktop:
Here is a video tutorial for making this project in Photoshop Express on the desktop.
Here is a screencast video for making this lesson in Keynote on the desktop.
This is the 100th Art Ed STEAM lesson complied all in one place on my online flyer.
Click here to explore the other 99 ideas.
Make Healthy Choices
This project challenges students to think about healthy choices while practicing graphic design techniques to put themselves on the cover of a Wheaties Box.
Here are some questions to begin thinking about healthy choices:
Resources (Click to enlarge. Click & hold to save images to iPad):
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.
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