We just learned that we have two Fugleflick winning movies in the running for the Next Vista for Learning Video of the Year honors. They will be shown at the Awards Night this Sunday at the Krause Center for Innovation in Los Altos Hills, California, and the audience will choose the winners in each category. Cross your fingers for Allow us to Illustrate and the Musical Tutorial of Audioboo. Click the links below to watch all the finalists in these contests. Watch our two finalist videos embedded below.
Our Fugleflick Filmmakers who made the award-winning video, Allow us to Illustrate, had an opportunity to share their learning and creativity with the community at the district's TEACHnology fair earlier this month.
View their movie here.
Behind the scenes here.
Learn about their award.
Great news about our Fugleflick, "Allow is to Illustrate"...
Allow us to Illustrate was chosen as a finalist in the collaboration category in the NextVista.org student video contest. Here is a link to the 5 movies in our category.
If you have an overall favorite from the above, click here to send an email to Next Vista letting them know which it is. They'll give a special award to filmmakers with the most messages.
Learn more about our fugleflick art + literacy video that was animated, drawn, and filmed with green screen effects using DoInk's Green Screen App on the iPad here:
Do you remember our 1st grade lead art service project last year? Students made and sold Heart Houses to raise money for Super Storm Sandy victims. We raised about $1300 and give it to St. Rose's School in New Jersey. Their art room , in the building's basement, was completely submerged with muddy fish-filled water. Everything was ruined.
We created a documentary movie about the process of creating the heart houses narrated by 1st graders. The movie was entered into the NextVista.org service via video student contest became a finalist (view certificate). NextVista.org awarded all finalists a donation to our charity of $100. However they just contacted me to say that they enjoyed the movie so much that they decided to make a $200 donation on our behalf to St. Rose's School. Congratulations students for making a difference through your beautiful art. View the movie below. View my Heart House page here. The houses are no longer for sale. View the post about our donation, view our heart houses, and more.
We just learned that our Fugleflick, Different is Good, was selected as a Finalist in the student collaboration category for NextVista.org's student video contest.
Wish them luck! View it below and on the contest site here.
Here are all the finalists from all the categories in the NextVista Cool Insights Contest.
This isn't the first honor our Different is Good filmmakers have received. Their movie tied for Best of Show at the Schaumburg Team Screen Test Film Fest last spring.
View the full version of the movie, the slideshow from the festival even and more
on my blog post.
We learned that Different is Good did not win in it's category, however it did win the recognition of a finalist.
We will proudly display this certificate as we remember the efforts of our young filmmakers who worked collaboratively to share the message that Different is Good.
I wanted to take a little time to reflect on our winning year that YOU helped to create in so many ways from voting, to donating, to purchasing items on Artsonia. I listed the most notable events that have increased our resources and gave new experiences to our students throughout the year and for years to come. Thank you for all your support!
ABC/25 Grant and Edbacker Campaign for a Lego Wall.
We now have the supplies to do collaborative art projects made from legos. There will be a display area in the hallway where we can enjoy this reusable art and math installation.
Our first challenge was to create rotational symmetry. Learn more here. See the gallery of tiles here.
Internet Safety Video Contest. Students won the second place prize for their super cute and useful video, The Internet was Created for Good. The $1000 went towards an iPad for the art room, a class set of styluses for teachers to check out for their classes, and $200 to spend on apps for our Dryden School iPads. See their video here.
STEMie Award Prize, $5000. In October we were awarded the second place prize for our Rotoscope on iPads Animation Project. This went towards 8 iPads for the art room and the cost of apps. This prize help form the goal of having 2:1 iPad access for students in the art room.
In this podcast I shared my thoughts on how small class sizes make a HUGE difference in art education as I reflected on the successes of my 6 student class last week.
I also mentioned my Edbacker project, my Donor's Choose project, and the student-created, art-related Fugleflicks that have been finalists (and winners) via Nextvista.
Different is Good will screen at the Team Screen Test 2013 at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts on Friday, April 26th.
Update: Tied for Best of Show.
Learn more here.
Heart Houses, our Art Service Project will be screened and judged on Friday, April 26th against these other finalists in the NextVista.org Service via Video contest.
Update: NextVista.org will be donating $100 on our behalf to the St. Rose HS art department!
Elementary Musical, last year's award-winning Fugleflick is in the running for Student Video of the Year 2012 through NextVista.org. This also will be decided on April 26th.
Update: not chosen. View all finalists here.
I just returned from a wonderfully energizing conference experience with thousands of art educators from around the country meeting for 4 days in Fort Worth, Texas. I loved the time I had with my Personal Learning Network (PLN) face to face. These are the people I learn from all year-round online through our social networks. All SIX of my presentations were with people I connect with online, three of which I had never met in person before! We decided ahead of time to buy this shirt from Inkpixie using our Twitter Handle and wear them as we gathered on Saturday for coffee. We posed together for this picture. (Our hands look funny because we are trying to imitate this picture that Stacy Lord made when she was being silly on a snow day.)
Technology Tools in Elementary Art
Theresa McGee, an elementary art teacher in Hinsdale, IL, and I traveled together to Texas. We rushed over to the conference as soon as we arrived 15 minutes before our first presentation where we took turns with two other art teachers including Jessica Balsley demonstrating how we use technology. I quickly demonstrated this iPad art lesson called, It's Not Christina's World Anymore, based on the painting, Christina's World. See the finished student art here.
Connected Art Educators: PLNs
Dr. Craig Roland, Prof. of Art Ed at Uof Fl, Dr. Elizabeth Delacruz (my former professor from U of I), Ian Sands, H.S. art teacher from Apex, NC, and I each took turns sharing how our online personal learning network has made a difference for our professional growth and has benefitted our students. I talked about three stories: Careers in Art, Doink Alien Animations, and IPEVO. It's too much to explain here, but trust me, they're great stories!
Western Region/Southeastern Region Elementary Art Teacher Showcase
This presentation was part of winning the Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year Award. I tried to sum up everything we do in 20 minutes. I used this video to preface the presentation and followed with a focus on how we use technology in our art room. I explain it better in this online presentation. The other presenter was Jennifer Johnson Keith of Louisiana who shared about her wonderful program in 20 minutes as well. It is hard to condense a career full of stories into 20 mins.
Artsonia-Online Digital Art Gallery
This is the 5th year I've been able to present on using Artsonia as a tool to create a digital portfolio with my students. Our presentation has grown and evolved over the years as the company has improved and changed to make their service better and better for art teachers and their students. The CEO and President of the company joined Susan, Theresa, and I to help answer questions from the attendees and hear their concerns and questions about the process of getting started. Learn more here.
iPads in Art (Part Two)
This session was a continuation of the session that Suzanne Tiedemann and I (Theresa Gillespie was with us in spirit) did last year to a standing room only group. We thought that since the room was so small we should offer it again so those who really wanted to learn about creating art on iPads can get a chance. Luckily they gave us a larger room where all 150 or so attendees could each find a seat. This year Theresa Gillespie joined me (Suzanne was with us in spirit) as we presented about the top three projects we successfully accomplished with our students. You can learn more from my page, Theresa's page, and this page made jointly by Suzanne and me.
Lights, Camera, Learning!
with Fugleflicks and Campbellartsoup
I was so excited to share about making movies to teach art concepts with Janine Campbell. We had been learning from each other for years online and finally met as we shared our different approaches to student created art related movie making. Learn more about Janine's program here. View our Fugleflicks index here.
Receiving my Award
On March 7th I received the Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year 2013 Award from the National Art Education Association. My nominator was Samantha Melvin of Texas who was the National Elementary Art Teacher of the Year in 2012. It is such an honor to be recognized at this level for doing the job that I love. Thank you PLN for making me a better teacher!
Read this story about the THREE Illinois Art Educators recognized at the National Art Education Conference.
MY take on this trip
When I saw this photo taken by Jennifer at the showcase presentation that we shared, I had a WOW moment as I looked at a relaxed and confident person happily talking to a large crowd of people at a national conference. You may not know my journey, but here is a hint: I was so painfully shy growing up and into my adult years that I had to come home from college after two weeks because I was too afraid to go into the cafeteria for my meals.
Thank you to all the people over the years who gently held my hand and helped me grow.
We just learned that our Heart House Art Service Project video was chosen as a finalist in the NEXT VISTA.org Service via Video Student Contest.
View all three finalists here.
View our video Below.
Buy a T-shirt with your child's heart house to help celebrate and raise money for the two iPads the art room still needs.
Our 1st graders, brownies, girl scouts and 5th graders with the help of parent volunteers made heart houses to raise over $1275 to help St. Rose High School in Belmar, New Jersey after their school's art program, located in their basement, was devastated by Super Storm Sandy.
See pictures and more here.
The three videos chosen as finalists will be watched by judges from around the world in April, and the winner will be announced at the Next Vista Awards Night on April 26th. Each finalist will receive a certificate, as well as a $100 donation to the cause identified when the video was submitted.
Yeah! This will make our fundraising total= $1375
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,
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