|ART + TECH + EDUCATION||
Create and easily edit awesome videos on your phone with Cinch Video! Within the App there are on-screen help guides to make filming, close up shots, cool angles and editing a breeze. You can trim clips, take wide shots, rearrange clips and adjust shaky video. Get Cinch Video now while it’s still free. What a deal!
Instantly share your large files with new site Cloudup! Stream video, music, docs, and just about anything else. Up to 200 MB each!
Cloudup has a simple to use drop and drag format, and creates a unique URL that even can even be password protected. Check out their resourceful blog and ask to be invited here.
Art Gadgets are online tools & toys that a creative user can manipulate, create with, then screen snip, and use within the digital art making process. My students use them all the time as an extra facet of their art making within the creative process.
Some of my Favorites:
FLAKaleidoscope: Colorful Patterns are created through drawing
Recursive lines: The creation of moving patterns with overlapping lines. This one is constantly moving and it’s fun to snip the screen and use the captured images as layers within a digital piece
Toy Theater: A multitude of art Gadgets are available at this cool site! To name a few Spiral, Spiral Shapes, Rose, Polygon, and Spirals
Gyro: Cool movement tool. Set your own Gyro
Matrix: Create a matrix of color backgrounds
A few more toys that I’ve written about previously on this Blog
Silk: Silk is an online “one click and drag” artistic creation tool that works with mathematical algorithms that are computer generated.
Flame Painter: Draw and paint online with fire and smoke! Wow!
Viscosity: Create geometry like artistic creations with Viscosity. It’s Art & Math all in one.
You must check out MFA for Educators! It’s an engaging, interactive new site from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston with tools that allow its users to create remarkable custom made art media rich lessons, MFA artwork slideshows, interactive content, and engaging instruction for students. You can even create an online classroom!
MFA for Educators invites teachers to interact with students by incorporating the museum’s content of 360,000 Museum objects with outside resources like, video, pdf files, and outside links related to themes and assorted documents. This is an incredible teaching tool for educators of all disciplines. Learn more here. We all know that art can be used to teach life lessons, history, math, culture, science and most any other discipline. MFA for Educators is a great place to do just that! Wow! Via….. RIAEA listserv, posted by Christine Mullen, RI Art Educator
Animoby is a free and clever tool to create animated voice activated presentations on your iPad. Animate, draw, write & add voice with the Animoby whiteboard interface. You can even add voice to any existing PowerPoint; as Animoby links through your Dropbox files. Check out their blog for cool uses! Wow!
ScreenCastle is an online screencast recorder. This is a simple tool to use if you want to capture the how to steps of any online program you might want to demonstrate for students. Just launch the red record button in ScreenCastle to record. When you stop it, your screencast turns into an embeddable video. Neat!
Another previously posted screencasting tool that is just as easy to use for this purpose is Screencast-O-Matic.
Design your own creative visual map anywhere in the world with Stepmap! Design maps of urban areas, rural places as well as visual street maps with Stepmap! Within the design process of Stepmap, the user can upload their own images, links, and add color, text, clipart, as well as texture to the created map.
Educators and schools are given free access to Stepmap by just emailing them. What an amazing online site with so many creative possibilities for so many disciplines. I envision using Stepmap as an Art History tool. Sweet!
Strix is an awesome online tool that creates downloadable stencils from your digital images. What a useful tool for any visual arts classroom. I will definitely use Strix for any type of screen or linoleum printing that I might do with my students. I’m also thinking Pop Art, Graffiti, Street Art lessons & cut stencil portraits!
ClassDoJo is silly, fun, motivational, and it creates a culture of teamwork and positive behavior within your classroom! My high school students love it! It gets their attention! The characters are ridiculous but fun to create, and of course each student gets to manipulate and design their own crazy character.
You see..... each student is a character. Each day, within ClassDoJo you can reward your students’ acceptable behaviors with a badge and comments as well. What I love is that my students & their parents can keep tabs on their progress. ClassDoJo produces a data chart based on your student’s progress instantaneously. It’s easy to use, free, and kids just love it. It only took me about thirty minutes to load in all my courses. It works with a Smartphone & Laptop too!
Have access and sharing capabilities to your files anywhere when you use free site Copy. Store your files, images, video and whole student digital portfolios too! Wow! Copy has no size limitations on uploads either. Really! Copy is a new site and app that is this Art teachers dream when it comes to storage & access. Another great similar cloud storage tool to try is Dropbox.
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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