|ART + TECH + EDUCATION||
SpicyNodes is a mind-mapping tool that encapsulates images, text, URL’s, and video into individual, orderly, clickable……linked….nodes. You can create public nodes or non-public. SpicyNodes is a great tool for outlining a visual procedure, creating a linked site map or even creating a critique outline. I can think of many ways that this tool could be utilized within the Art classroom.
David Carter’s Pop-Up Books
Creative, expressive, colorful and unique are words that describe the paper sculptural pop-up books of David Carter. He has created more than 50 pop-up books during his career. You can read about him at his website. Young children, teens and adults will truly love his books. Awesome resource for any 3D lessons! Thanks… to Brainpickings
I had tons of fun creating a Voki! My students love creating them too. A Voki is an Avatar that can be embedded into a blog, website, facebook page or WIKI. The site is full of directions and easy to use. Voki also just launched Voki for education which is add free and offers lesson plans and a new forum for teachers. My students are using voki for vocabulary, art history and critique.
Dropevent is a free site that allows you to create a photo gallery for an event that an assortment of people can contribute to. This site is excellent for sharing photos from a visit to the Art Museum, images from your district Gallery opening, or images from a conference. I plan on using it when I go to the National Art Education Association’s Conference in Seattle in March.
Viscosity is Art and Math. It’s fun, interesting, easy and creative. Viscosity allows you to use online drawing tools in a flash application to create “Modern Art” Try it!
Jeff Weir, the creator of Viscosity says; “Viscosity was created because it’s beautiful, relaxing, and turns anyone into an abstract artist. When I first created the prototype for viscosity, I became totally engrossed. I'd find myself wasting time at work with it and it would often catch the eye of people walking by in my hallway. I thought if my co-workers found it so compelling, the rest of the world would probably enjoy it too.”
Watch it in action here. My graphic design class loves it.
Fatpaint is an online drawing program with built-in layered painting and vector drawing tools. Image editing, designing and creating within Fatpaint’s online format is easy and fun. There are many video tutorials linked at the site. Read about everything that Fatpaint does. It is paired with zazzle, which is an excellent design product creation website, where one can design, create and purchase many types of products…like teeshirts to stickers, buttons and mugs. I have used zazzle many times to create custom teeshirts and other items for school programs and personal occasions. *note…I’m not being paid to promote zazzle.
Create Flash style animations for free using Doink. Check out the great how-to tutorial from ToriNicoleP on Youtube.
Very easy and fun!
Don’t you just love those little moleskine drawing journals? I never leave home without one in my purse! Creativity abounds with this quick stop action film by Moleskine.
Check out more of their extremely creative videos here.
Scriblink is a free digital drawing sketchpad app that can be utilized alone or shared via URL, email and chat.
This is a fun little App! Klowdz lets you find, and draw designs with the clouds. When you are done you can share. Students can be quite creative with this one.
Weblist.me is a nifty site to use to create a quick and easy online collection. A Weblist is a resource created by you; that can include links, images, video and documents. Once you create a Weblist it can be shared or private.
The example included is a shared Weblist based on fair usage of copyright.
Registration is not necessary but once you register you have a link to all your created Weblists.
This is one of those unbelievable artist discovery stories!
Vivian Maier’s work WILL be in Museums. It’s similar to the work of Diane Arbus but she was working before Diane Arbus. She has been compared to the greats! Vivian was a Nanny in Chicago, and lived in New York city for awhile…never married and kept to herself. Vivian never showed her phenomenal work to anyone. Thousands of images….were found….bought at an auction by a young real estate developer by the name of John Maloof…….most of the images discovered were never developed.
It’s an incredible story of a talent discovered….so great that it will add to the history of photograpy as we know it. In looking at Vivian’s work….I’m truly inspired and amazed that it has not ever been seen! I think you will enjoy it!
Check out these links: Vivian Maier’s blog, created by John Maloof. NY times article and images of Vivian’s work.
John Maloofs kickstarter page http://vivianmaierphotography.com/
La Pura Vida…nice article with many other links. Chicago Sun Times article
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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