Olive the Other Reindeer
See this gallery of images from Dryden artists inspired by the book/animated movie.
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Resource: Fireplace for Atmosphere
All nine elementary and middle school buildings in School District 25 will have student art on display at theArlington Heights Memorial Library for the entire month of May. There will be an artist reception on Thursday May 5th from 6-7:30 pm hosted by the library. Learn more here.
Dryden will have one full banner of art displaying 40 pieces of physical and digital images and three sculptures in the display case for a total of 43 young artists represented.
FUGLEFLICKS are our Art-Related, Student-Created entertaining videos made by kids for kids to teach something about art. We've been making them for over 10 years now and our collection is growing all the time. Sometimes I show a Fugleflick alongside my lessons to introduce a concept or reinforce a skill but this week we are kicking back by the roaring fire and enjoying a Fugleflick Film Festival on our class set of iPads.
About a year ago I was approached by Facets, the non-profit group that hosts the Chicago International Childrens' Film Festival, and asked if I could submit their favorite Fugleflicks to their project. They proposed making a child-friendly curated film app that gives children, parents, and teachers one place to go to view the best films for children in the world. They said they would like to include the best films by children for children as well. That is why we are SO EXCITED to announce that they specifically asked for
Well, the Facets Kids app has been released. You can explore it here.
All our Fugleflicks are free to view on vimeo, but the app is full of AMAZING videos by adults for children and children for children. It requires a subscription to view, but the non-profit will donate half the proceeds back to the filmmakers to build up their programs. Win-Win!
Two other ways to enjoy Fugleflicks
I put together 20 of our favorite Fugleflicks into one QR code book. Students can scan the pages with a free scan app on their iPads, plug in some headphones, and learn about art independently with our student-created art-related entertaining videos.
Click here to learn more about this book and peek at the pages. My students LOVED exploring these videos independently.
I also put together these same 20 favorite Fugleflicks into an eBook that you can download to your iPad (just over 40MB). They play the movies in your browser (need wifi available to view) to keep the book from being too large for your school iPads.
Learn more about how to use the ebook, how to download it, and get them ready for student use here.
During the last week of school this year many groups will have a chance to celebrate art education with a Fugleflick Film Fest of student-created, art-related videos. I put together a QR code book of 18 favorite Fugleflicks for students to Scan|View|Learn from during art with our class set of iPads and earbuds*.
Use this link to get your own printable Fugleflick QR code book via TpT.
* We use wipes to clean our earbuds
HAVE YOUR OWN FUGLEFLICK FILM FEST WITH MY SCAN|VIEW|LEARN QR CODE BOOK HERE.
P.S. THIS BOOK IS FREE FOR ANYONE WHO DONATED TO OUR IPAD FUNDRAISERS. PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU GAVE AND DIDN'T RECEIVE YOUR COPY.
We have a large and ever growing collection of Fugleflicks, Student-Created Art-Related movies made by kids for kids about art.
Over the summer I started a Fugleflick QR code book that has 18 of our favorite movies. The pages have a graphic title, pictures from the book, description of the movie, learning objective AND most importantly, a QR code leading directly to the movie on vimeo. Learn more about the SCAN-VIEW-LEARN book and how you can get it for your art room from this post.
Today I realized that I had everything I needed (finally) to let my students have a chance to scan, view, and learn from our book. Here is what I needed to make this work:
Do you ever wonder if your students own the learning? They definitely would if they created the teaching resources. Fugleflicks are student-created, art-related movies made by kids for kids to teach something about art. Not only do these short entertaining resources inform our school population but those involved in creating them have a tremendously rich learning experience. Take a look behind the scenes into our process for movie-making with small groups, full classes, and the whole school. Find out how we share what we make with authentic audiences to raise the level of craftsmanship and engagement. Hopefully you will find many takeaways from this presentation regardless of the content you want your students to learn as you put them in the director's chair to use their creativity and apply curricular content for the benefit of all. Below is my K12 Online Conference presentation or find it at this link. I was also interviewed by Carol Broos for a segment of her K12Online Conference presentation regarding the Triple Threat: Music, Visual Art, and Media. I shared a few thoughts about why I believe movie making is a great way to deliver content. Watch her whole video to learn about transliteracy.
We have a collection of Student Created-Art Related Fugleflicks that you can freely access. I have an index on my wiki here. You can view our award winning videos here. And there are plenty of Fugleflicks set up for Karaoke fun with your class here as well.
Over the summer I put together two Fugleflick books. One is a QR code scan book to help your students quickly find their favorite movie and watch it on their device. The other book is an eBook to load to your class iPad. Explore them both below.
If you donate any amount to our "Can't Wait to Create" Edbacker Campaign for iPads I will email you a link to download our Scan|View|Learn QR Code Book of our favorite Fugleflicks. Your kids will enjoy viewing their favorite student-created art-related movies from their mobile devices and our students will be a step closer to obtaining iPads in the art room. Thank you so much for helping us in this Win-Win for kids!
P.S. Please email me after you donate so I can send you the book
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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