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Flask is a simple to use online To Do List tool. No registration or sign up is required. Flask works by creating a simple URL for any tasks you generate.Embed your lists of To Do’s on a blog or a website, and also send them through email. For the classroom it’s a useful tool to use for assignment reminders and checklist!
Here are some wonderful Egg Decorating ideas that I found on Pinterest! Enjoy!
Beautiful Egg Designs……………………. By: Patricia Mobley
Decorate those Easter Eggs………………..By: Jamie
Easter Activities for Kids………………….By: Jillian Riley
Easter Egg Decorating ideas……………….By: Minka Spajz
A while ago I wrote about ThingLink, which is a cool site that allows the user to tell a story with their images by making them interactive. Thing Link is now promoting an Interactive Image contest for students K-12 which encourages them to Create & Curate. Thing Link wants students to imagine the possibilities of telling a story through clickable interactive images. The contest is broken up into specific categories and all images must be in by May 1st. You can get to the entry form link here. I’m in!
Love this sweet online icon maker! Iconvert allows the user to take an image and turn it into an icon. No registration needed!
Create many types of diagrams, flow charts, floor plans, and Venn Diagrams online with Gliffy. There is an assortment of plans to choose from within Gliffy, one is a free plan, and there are multiple paid plans as well. Gliffy is sharable, user friendly, and has numerous objects, shapes and images to select from. I envision using Gliffy as an organizational or mind mapping tool with students.
The History Channel and Monticello are asking teachers K-12 to create postcards with their students that define how Thomas Jefferson might have affected their own hometowns. It could be in relation to buildings named after Jefferson or influences of Jefferson ideals in relation to the Declaration of Independence. The contest is offering $10,000 worth of prizes! Nice interdisciplinary piece for all grade levels. Via Monticello
Pinwords is an uncomplicated online site that allows the user to immediately embed text on to images. No registration necessary! Nice!
Arthur Pinajian was a brilliant artist who painted landscapes, still-life, and Abstract Expressionistic paintings in isolation most of his life. He was a war hero who lived to be 85 years old, passing away in 1999 leaving over 3000 artworks behind in an old cottage in Bellport New York. Two investors bought the cottage to renovate it and also bought the Artwork for a few thousand extra. They researched Arthur’s life and the story is an incredible account of a prolific artist “Arthur Pinajian” who never got discovered during his lifetime.
The two investors have restored much the Art work and have begun to tell the story of Arthur Pinajian who will take a spot in Art History next to many a famous Abstract Expressionist painter. Wow! What a story! Via The Telegraph UK & New York Times
Twitter is an incredible professional learning resource for Educators. I’m a regular participant and reader of #artsedchat #arted and #artsed on Twitter. Art Educators, Museums, startups, and organizations are all sharing on Art related hashtags and distributing amazing resources that help all Art Educators become better at what they do in their classrooms.
Today I read a tweet from a High School Art Teacher who asked “Where are all the HS teachers”
So …….where are they?
If they are on Twitter, I propose they use a new Hashtag #artedHS.
Calling all High School Art Educators on Twitter? Share with us on #artedHS
Not on Twitter? Here is a good link on how to get started on Twitter from Cybrary Mans Educational Websites
Stipple allows you to tell a story within a photograph by embedding other items or links like video, text, or other photos within the original image. When brushed over, these other items pop out of the original image. I envision using Stipple as a method of self critique with students, or for a research project based on a specific artist or time period. Stipple has many possibilities!
Add voice and filters to your image with the Dubbler App then share! Cool! Via Twitter
High School Visual Art Educator from Rhode Island, Past President of the RI Art Education Association, Technology trainer for "RITTI"; RI Teachers of Technology. Painter,and jewelry maker.
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