I had the honor and pleasure of working with the Villa Park District 45 art team during their inservice day to explore STEAM and Active Learning lessons during a full day hands on workshop. Explore the lessons and resources from my smore flyer.
One hands on experience was to make a piece of art that incorporated a light up LED and a "button" housing the battery where the circuit would close. The idea was to seamlessly incorporate the science of circuits into an artistic design. Take a look at some of the clever solutions these teachers created.
We spent the afternoon thinking through and playing some active learning art games that I designed to help my students using their questioning skills, practice collaboration, use their manners and imaginations.
Teachers played our Spect-Art-acles game. You can learn more from my School Arts Article online here. Or view this post with all my resources.
I pulled out my rose gold karaoke microphone (with a super cool echo feature) and introduced our Fugleflicks Karaoke page to the art teachers. These pages have the embedded Fugleflick movie, soundtrack without words, and the lyrics printed. We tried out the REPEAT song (which is very easy to sing along with and let participants have some fun while singing about line, color, and shape patterns. What an enjoyable way to reinforce art concepts with students!
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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We Don't Want to Wait to Create
SHOULDN'T EVERY ARTIST HAVE A "PENCIL"
Right now we have two students sharing one "pencil" on the same piece of "paper" in the art room while trying to create their most exciting and motivating artistic pieces. iPads are a wonderful medium for so many artistic uses but we don't have enough to meet our needs. I explain it all in this flyer below.
DRYDEN STUDENTS THANK YOU!
Take a look at some of the creative iPad lessons
I have waiting for our young artists here.
Superheroes, ghosts, Godzilla, Lima Bean Monsters, and Fairies are all major players in just some of the ideas I explored this summer to teach some valuable art ideas and concepts to my students. I have all these ideas and much more on this page.
I organized 15 of my iPad lesson ideas from this summer into this smore flyer so you can quickly view the ideas, click, and learn more.
Click the image to go to the flyer or click here.
I also created two books in different formats for my students that I am sharing with you if you are interested. One is a QR code book for students to scan and view 20 of our favorite Fugleflicks, student-created, art-related videos. This way you can send students to the QR book to scan, let them watch, and learn art concepts independently on their devices.
The other is an interactive eBook for the iPad of the same 20 Fugleflicks. So you can have it loaded and ready to set up as a center in the art room.
As part of my beginning of the year ritual, I put together a video of the highlights of last school year. It's a great way to reflect on all we accomplished in art class, celebrate our successes, and energize the students for a great year to come. Take a 4 minute peek at our 2012-2013 school year below or at this link.
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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