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.
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Here is a simple idea for an animated portrait using two apps: Keynote and Ezgif.com
I wrote a post over the summer about how to use keynote for making portraits: explore it here. This will help you go through the steps of importing a photo, tracing over it, and using transparent color shapes to fill the portrait with color.
I should explain how I came to the place where I made Darcy and Elizabeth of Pride and Prejudice emerge from the pages of the book. I began by wanting to practice a portrait drawing in Keynote on my iPad. I thought of the 1995 mini series of Pride and Prejudice and searched for a still image of the characters I had loved so much. I drew Elizabeth and Darcy separately based on the photo below using the drawing features in keynote.
I've been playing with the drawing feature in Keynote ever since I learned about it at ISTE18. See my post with steps and a tutorial here.
I also have been working on animating robots lately too. Now the two ideas are coming together. At first I started thinking about making a portrait then trying to make it move through redrawing it in stages using the Brushes App. You can see below that I redrew the eyes by moving the irises and making them blink. These drawn, saved as steps, and complied in EZGIF.com to make an animated GIF.
I just started playing with the apps that I learned about during ISTE18 in Chicago. One that I'm really drawn to is an updated version of an old Apple app, Keynote. As of spring I learned from @karlyb that keynote had added a drawing feature to their iPad app. As I was searching this topic on twitter I found Mrs. Kellenberger's twitter feed showing student drawings like this one made using Keynote. She shared her tutorial that she made for her students (below) demonstrating a contour line drawing over a photo.
Resource: The Internet was Created for Good
My students made this PSA video on how to use the internet for good as their entry into an online student contest. They came in 2nd place nation-wide. The entire movie was animated using Keynote. See if you can identify the different builds and actions used.
Resource: I AM ART
This Fugleflick, I AM ART, was made using keynote animation with green screen effects in iMovie. It's an awesome resource for introducing categories of art to students.
Resource: Careers in Art
Careers in Art, winner of Nextvista.org's video of the year in 2011, was animated using keynote. The photos were outlined by the technique shown here and the intro was a cool discovery I explain in this tutorial.
Kindergarteners began the school year learning about the primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. We poured them into the center of our paper, folded it in half, and watch the colors mix into a symmetrical design. It reminded us of butterflies. So we will turn them into butterflies with construction paper and googly eyes next week. Meanwhile we imagined that each artist was the body of their own butterfly for these images.
See the gallery on Artsonia here.
Here is a little "how to" for making these in Keynote (on a Mac):
Tricia Fuglestad's Slidely by Slidely Slideshow
Students completed their physical piece of art by learning how to make a butterfly body by measuring a good SIZE and designing a good SHAPE for their symmetrical paint wings. These can be viewed in their gallery here.
Graphic designers, videographers, and web content creators have a BIG role to play in creating "selling" a candidate and their message during an election. I thought it would be an excellent challenge for student to design their own campaign graphic and slogan. What would they offer our country if they ran as a public servant (slogan) and what visual would help people remember their name (graphic).
This assignment would only focus on first names since the results would be published online. Here is my example. Can you tell what play on words I'm trying to achieve?
I used Comic Life app to find an interesting font. I drew the graphic in Keynote (desktop version) using the vector line option. See this post for a tutorial of how to draw with keynote. Then put the whole composition together in Keynote as well.
I chose RED, WHITE, and BLUE for the design to represent the USA. I made a compact fluorescent bulb instead of the incandescent to suggest my energy saving plans. I tried to make my name look like the word "Electrician" to tie into energy and reinforced it with my slogan implying that I have bright ideas which is usually depicted visually with a light bulb.
LESSON EXTENSION: Since the whole design was assembled in Keynote, I used the animation tools in that program to visually enhance my message through movement. Then I exported the animation as a quicktime movie and converted it using ezgif.com.
Students combine literacy, Science, Art, and Technology as they play Scrabble with the Periodic Table of Elements.
As I looked at the table to see if I could make words I found that I wanted to write, circle, and see all the choices at once. So I created a template for just this purpose. Download the template into your camera roll and import it into the Skitch app where you can annotate over the image. When I had a word I used Keynote to make boxes and fill them with text, numbers, and colors. Once I had one word finished, I copied the format and kept playing. Here is my Keynote Template for three and four element words. Here are some things I created using my template. I tried using images, gradients, and solid colors in the boxes. Not all options are available on the iPad version of Keynote.
I ran some of the images through CustomInk's site to see what they would look like if they were printed on a mug, hat, or t-shirt. They give you the option of deleting the background color (see the hat) which makes the font turn the color of the fabric.
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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