|ART + TECH + EDUCATION||
Conceptboard is a cool new online workspace. It’s a fluid online collaborative board that allows its users to freely draw, upload documents, and place images freely. There is a discussion feature as well. Conceptboard looks like a great tool to get a group project done! The process of adding media and files is to simply drag and drop files from your computer to your board! You can have up to 25 boards for free.
Create “how to” tutorials at Tildee. Tildee allows you to write, add video, maps and images to your tutorial. It’s easy, free, sharable, and no download is needed. Tildee generates a URL when your done. Great and useful tool!
I spent a wonderful weekend in West Virginia at NAEA's Team East Retreat which is a leadership conference for the Eastern Region of the National Art Education Association. There were many great ideas, much inspiration, and tremendous collaboration as we created visual Journals throughout the entire structure of our time together at Team East. The Visual journaling process is such a great way to problem solve. Our journals were by our sides.........being worked on as we multitasked! It was interesting to watch the journals develop and connect our concerns, thoughts and ideas within our art. My students work on visual journals, sketchbooks throughout the whole school year and I’m always looking for new resources. Here are a few……
Visual Journaling resources:
“The Journal Junkies workshop” by Eric M Scott and David R Modler…. Their website
“Inside Great Creators Notebooks” from Brain Pickings
Artists Sketchbooks online
Undercover Artists Sketchbooks
Edward Hopper’s Sketchbook
A few months ago I posted a piece about Vivian Maier who is a recently discovered street photographer who ‘s work is changing the face of photography history as it’s written today. Her story is quite interesting. She is an unknown and her prolific work was found by accident by real estate agent John Maloof at an auction. Recently a new collection of self portraits have been added to the online collection of her works.
BBC’s Your Paintings in partnership with the Public catalogue foundation features the UK’s National collection of paintings. Thousands of museums and other public organizations have collaborated to create this unique gem of a site. WOW!
Take a guided tour! The site launched today.
Read more about it on the BBC.
FlickandShare allows the user to share a flickr set of images with one download. Click on your image set, get a short link, and share the link! Easy
Flickroom gives the user a rich browsing experience while using the Flickr application.
Flickriver is a great site to view hundreds of images in a flowing experience. Never have to hit next!
Spell with Flickr…is just that! I love this one!
Breakbot feat Irfane “Baby I’m Yours” is a music video comprised of 2000 watercolor paintings that have been made into a video with fabulous music. It’s just beautiful! This would be a cool project to do with students. Enjoy……. *I saw this on Illusion
The Circus at PBS Teachers is about life in the Big Apple circus. The movement and visuals are a great way for students to visualize the experience. I have used the Circus theme within my classroom in many ways. To teach anatomy and movement within drawing to the art of the Circus poster in Graphic design. Kids of all ages love the circus and it can be an inspiring theme! As far as PBS teachers…..they have an excellent Arts resource section which I have mentioned here before. It’s organized by media filter, resources, discussions, professional development, and grade level.
Circus Images resource
Circus posters at the Princeton University Library
Correspond, share and collaborate by creating a Minigroup! Create multiple groups that can be public or private. Add text, specific files, and video. I have created one to communicate with my AP Studio Art students during the summer. A great tool for personal use as well as the classroom.
Alertful is an online reminder tool that sends you an email to remind you of tasks you need to get done. As my hectic school year ends there are so many events, tasks, and things on my agenda that need to get done and attended to. This nifty little tool emails me every day to remind me! I need daily reminders! You can set it up to email you daily, monthly, or weekly. There is no registration sign up or software to download. I can see Alertful as being a handy memory device for students. I will absolutely use this tool in September with my classes.
Create a quick digital sketch on Retrievr and turn up a variety of flicker images based on the color scheme, shapes, and line patterns within your sketch. Upload your own image on Retrievr and get back similar results. Retrievr is an experimental site created by system one labs. This is an entertaining site to experiment with in the classroom. No software to download.
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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