Monday, March 21, 2011

Harrisburg Bar Camp


I attended this last year learned all about google docs, how to use ipods in the classroom and all sorts of information. I really recommend attending in you want to learn more about technology. Now some talks are just way over my head, but others I loved.

Harrisburg BarCamp April 9th

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mona Lisa

I use this with my 3rd grade when we study the Mona Lisa
<i>Portrait de Lisa Gherardini, épouse de Francesco del Giocondo, dite Monna Lisa, la Gioconda ou la Joconde</i> <br />  <b>Léonard de Vinci</b><br />  Département des PeinturesGreat video about the wood panel behind the Mona Lisa. Also a great close up tool to get closer look at the brush strokes.
How did they photograph the Mona Lisa

Friday, March 11, 2011



Great video I show to start the class:

I have the students create quills from large duck feathers.

Students complete a practice page before starting:


Next they create either initials, name or they may create a pen & ink drawing.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Best apps for ipad and ipod touch

I read through this and I only used one of the apps they had listed and that was the Momo app. and I didn’t even use it with the class just when I went to the museum it was handy???


The apps I have used in class:

a favorite I have 2 ipod touches mine and my daughter (because she doesn’t need it during schoolSmile

I do a group of 4, 2 per ipod  for this. I set up center day for art history I try for 3 times a year for each class and the ipod is a favorite.

Art Museum (Match'Em Up History & Geography)Art Museum is great fun as you match paintings from famous artists while classical music plays in the background. You will get to learn the titles of the paintings, the painter and to recognize the actual paintings in this memory matching game that lets the imagination fly. Each game consists of 4 rounds. In round 1 you match the paintings and learn their titles and the artist names. In round 2 you match the painting to the names of the artists. In round 3 you match the paintings to the title. The final round is all words as you match the titles with the artists.

iPhone iPad iPod

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My  next favorite: I have the students take a picture of themselves and then do what they want and print (like a memory stick just plugged into the computer) they love using their photos in projects.

Sketch Me!

Sketch Me! is a simple, fun app that lets you convert your photos into sketches by applying up to six different image effects.
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My favorite video app:8mm Vintage Camera

8mm Vintage Camera

By Nexvio Inc

I just had to show a video to see why this is so cool! I am planning a project based off of this review by having groups of students create an old movie using action figures or using art sketches. Still working through the lesson, but what I have played and I think it will turn out. I am thinking about using it with an Andy Warhol lesson and his odd movies like “sleep” mentioned in the Getting to Know video about Warhol. I do a variety of printing as an extension from that video, but I decided after playing with this app. maybe add a little vintage video also.

The others I am playing with are ComicStrip-CS , imovie of course, and a personal one I like is Love Art National Gallery, London.

The other is Art Project which is from in app form.