One of the ways the art room can connect very readily to science, engineering, and technology is by creating Rube Goldberg inspired animations. His chain reaction inventions creatively demonstrate the transfer of energy. Students can explore this concept in many ways. View the OK Go music video (below) that features a HUGE Rube Goldberg-ish Machine. It took around 60 takes to get it right and it's AMAZING!
Artist Trading Cards of Kindness
I was so touched by the many many Artist Trading Cards waiting for me when I returned to my art room. Come by and find yours on my door.
Coincidentally, I was also making ATCs while I was away. I even made a vine video for these three before I sent them off to trade. In the videos you can see a quick time lapse of me drawing the images then I animate each. They are 6 second long videos designed to share as vines. See all my vine videos here.
The robot above was inspired by my little neighbor's robot t-shirt. We talked about the moving parts in the design and what should flash, light up, and spin. It was a challenge that I couldn't wait to try. He said the eyes should move and lights on the belly light up, the lever should go up and down, and electricity should come out of his head. I added some gears that turn, a moving gage, animated teeth, and growing/flashing lights.
This video was made by combining stop motion animation of wire figures and drawn animation created in DoInk animation app. I layered both together in the DoInk Green Screen app and put FXs on the footage using Funimate App.
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:
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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