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Curate a learning collection on Learnist and share it. Learnist collections are called boards that are similar to pinterest. Learnist boards encapsulate multiple types of media in a visual linear timeline style. The user can categorize their Learnist boards by subject area. This is an excellent way to create Art History collections by genera or artist.
Symphonical is an excellent tool to use when managing a project with a group, brainstorming, or to organize your tasks on notes. Create a wall, and add notes easily within Symphonical. Notes can be categorized, color coded, and prioritized. Drag notes around and add assorted team members for collaboration. Very useful!
I’m loving Dropbox! Creating digital portfolios of Artwork with students can be labor intensive when you’re dealing with hundreds of digital images, video, and other assorted files. In my High School we have a public storage network and each student has their own space on the network as well, but it’s still limited, can only be accessed at school, and only has so much space.
That’s where Dropbox comes in. You get tons of space for free with the option to upgrade if you need more. Dropbox is visually appealing and very easy to maneuver. The kids love it! Sign up, create folders and start uploading!
What I’m keen on is the shared folder options with embedded inks. I can just embed the link to a particular dropbox folder within my class WIKI, load it with images of the student’s artwork, and then they can go on any computer to pick up their work. It’s been especially helpful in the AP Studio Art digital submission this year. My students have also put Dropbox on their phones and Ipads so they can upload their device images as well!
Using old antique maps, Artist Elisabeth Lecourt designs beautiful, fragile and unique dresses. Each creation might tell a story of the women who may chose to wear it. The works speak of the feminine nature of women, their choices and spirit as Elisabeth Lecourt relates in her Bio. These pieces are inspiring, and any student inclined to be interested in fashion design would appreciate their beauty & creativity.
I’m so excited to be teaching Technology Integrations for the 21st Century Art Educator at Rhode Island College this summer! ARTE 480/580 is a hybrid blended learning course that will allow Art Educators to involve their students digitally, gain ideas, inspiration, and assistance in moving forward with incorporating a variety of instructional hands on technology innovations in their art teaching. Learn how to engage your students as participants with the use of online tools, websites and digital collaboration. Participants will meet only once a week in a computer lab on campus and then folks will additionally connect online for continued instruction and virtual interaction with peer’s in-between classes. ARTE 480/580 is open to Art Educators of all levels of teaching and technology skills. Integrations for the 21st Century Art Educator may be taken for 3 graduate credits or 3 undergraduate credits. *50% of this course will be completed online.
ClassCharts is an awesome free online tool to create unique seating arrangements within your classroom. Within ClassCharts teacher’s can add icons, photos, create assorted room layouts, and even document, graph and customize student behavior. If more than one teacher in a school is using ClassCharts the data created can be shared. ClassCharts can be utilized across assorted devices as well. Wish I had known about ClassCharts in September!
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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