School closed on March 13, 2020. Students and staff began remote learning. For the first five days the admin had created a choice grid for students to begin learning. The teachers designed lessons for the next 10 weeks. I ended up creating or curating 50 lessons during this time, many with tutorials, videos, examples, resources, and handouts. To make them easily accessible, I INDEXED THEM ALL HERE. They are made with the hope of engaging young learning, generating creativity, and sparking joy. Use them & Pass it on!
My transdigital approach to art education merges both traditional and digital methods across physical and digital spaces while giving students an opportunity to dive into ideas that were previously beyond what I could otherwise offer. Take a peek at the lessons I designed to help redefine learning for my elementary art students.
Links to Lessons Showcased in Video:
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.
Here is my animated sketchnote from #ice18 conference day. I don't think it communicates very well to others what I was learning, but it helps me remember what I felt was important from each session I attended.
How I animated my Sketchnote
I presented a session called Animate your Lessons to Dynamically Demonstrate Learning. I shared dozens of ways teachers could use animation techniques with their students to integrate technology, art, and any subject to energize and engage their students. All of my lessons are found at one link that point back to my blog post with how to's, tutorials, resources, and student examples. Explore all 226+ here:
Mouse over the Thinglink images to find the direct links to resources for lessons.
I spent my first day of Spring Break in West Bloomfield, Michigan working with a lovely group of teachers on iPad creation and STEAM ideas for fine arts and technology. All my lesson ideas are on this growing smore flyer. There are over 185 so far so I use a numbering system to refer to them as in my handout for the workshop below:
I was asked to do an iPad workshop for the art teachers of District 47 in Crystal Lake today. I was able to show them a bunch of creative ways to make art with their students digitally to explore concepts differently and demonstrate understanding dynamically. (The numbers on the sheet refer to my 175 STEAM art ideas found here.)
UPDATE: The flyer has almost 100 lessons now (and it will keep growing)
I'm working on a major organizing task to put my best creative digital art projects in one smore flyer that is easy to find, share, and add to. Every time I write a post with a new idea I can add it to the flyer until it grows CRAZY big. It's already really big. I stopped at 78 projects after 3 days of sorting, archiving, and organizing. There are still a bunch more ideas to add. The smore flyer has all kinds of technology infused art projects that use iPads and desktops. The links will help you find out which is which really quickly. Not every project is Science, Math, Engineering but everyone is at least Art and Technology.
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I sincerely hope this is the last time I ask you to donate for iPads for our art room. After this Donor's Choose project is complete we will have 24 student iPads, enough for every child in every grade level at Dryden to not have to wait to create! This will be an amazing accomplishment and a HUGE community effort. Every project is funded with multiple gifts from donors near and far who believe in art education and want to promote the innovative things we do here.
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