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Imagbot is an astonishing online digital image and photo editor. NO downloading of software is necessary! LOVE THIS! What makes Imagbot a great tool is the ability to create, manipulate, and adjust digital images in a sophisticated way without needing online software like Photoshop. With budgets the way they are, many art programs can’t afford the expense of new and updated software for their school technology programs. With Imagbot all you need is a computer connected to the internet. Kids can have access at home as well!
PAGEORAMA is a quick, easy, 5 minute online webpage maker. REALLY! Just type in a title and add some text. Include images and put in your email address for editing purposes and you are done!
Graph Words is a cool new online Visual Thesaurus. Just type the word and press draw. Graph Words will populate a visual image of the word and its many meanings and offspring. I like the save the “save as image” tool. Just press this tool and you can save your visual as a digital image. It’s a great device for brainstorming and creating prompts.
Paula Scher, graphic designer and painter, paints large fabulous maps that are so worth sharing with your students. I recently read about her work on the Atlantic and just loved it.
More links for Paula Scher:
Gallery of Paula Scher’s Work
Article & Images at Brain Pickings
Maps as art or incorporated into Art have always been fascinating to me. Many times I encourage my students to collage, employ, and scan all types of maps into their work if they feel it will give their artwork meaning in some way. Recently my graphic design students incorporated maps within a series of self Portrait pieces. The work took on extreme personal meaning for them because their map choices were so personal.
More Artists that incorporate Maps
I was introduced to Flame Painter today by my student Shannon. Wow! This is a Great tool. Flame Painter is a free online drawing tool that is quite versatile and creative, allowing you to draw and paint with a flame style drawing tool. It’s very similar to Silk, which I posted here previously. My whole graphic design class tried it today and they just couldn’t stop. They loved it. You will too!
Thinkfinity, a site I have featured before on this blog, is a wealth of resources within a menagerie of partnered sites. Recently Thinkfinity and partners added additional Arts & Humanities resources.
EDSITEment has wonderful lesson plans based on Picturing America. At Science NetLinks you will find out the science behind Mona Lisa’s smile. Spend some time here it’s worth it.
I came across a wonderful site called the “Buck Institute of learning” which is a site about PBL…Project based learning. It has a treasure trove of STEM lessons that support and encompass Art. Of course all subjects are included but the amount of projects that include the Art’s are in the hundreds. This is a great resource!
I Love this example of a Civil Rights Museum
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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