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How Da Vinci 'Augmented Reality'—More Than 500 Years Ago

We may think of Leonardo Da Vinci as an artist, but he was also a scientist. By incorporating anatomy, chemistry, and optics into his artistic process, Da Vinci created an augmented reality experience centuries before the concept even existed. This video details how Da Vinci made the Mona Lisa …

Augmented Reality

‘It’s Impossible to Imagine Trump Without the Force of Whiteness'

“The foundation of Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy,” writes Ta-Nehisi Coates in his feature for <i>The Atlantic’</i>s October 2017 issue. In this animated excerpt from a recent interview with Coates about his article, the writer explains how tribalism and white supremacy paved …

White Supremacism

Digital Portfolios with Maker Ed

Practice the documentation process, explore digital portfolios tools, and create your own digital portfolio.<p>Read time: 30min.<br>• Project time: …

An Augmented Reality Hackathon for Teachers

Earlier this week I shared some ideas for creating and using your own augmented reality experiences in school. Metaverse is the free platform that …

DIY Augmented Reality - 3 Ways To Use It In School

<i>Disclosure: Metaverse is a new advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com</i><p>Metaverse is an amazing platform that brings that for the first time enables anyone …

Augmented Art Show.... via Quiver

I love discovering new ways to use Quiver's Dot Day coloring page. As I was thinking about this week #AR4Learning Twitter chat it dawned on me. Why …

3 Free Virtual and Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have never been more accessible for teachers and students. Of course, the technology isn’t perfect …

Augmented Reality

150 People Attempt to Draw World’s Famous Logos Completely From Memory

Can you remember what the IKEA logo looks like? Could you draw the Starbucks mermaid without peeking? That’s the challenge that Signs.com gave to 156 Americans. In half an hour’s time, they were asked to recreate 10 famous company logos completely from memory. The results, called Branded in Memory, …

Domino's Pizza

10 Tips for Creating a Fertile Environment for Kids’ Creativity and Growth

<i>The excerpt below is from the book “Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play” by Mitchel Resnick,</i> …

Creativity

Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait: the race to make art come alive

The Dutchman was the master illusionist of the Renaissance, creating incredibly detailed images laden with symbolism and meaning<p><b>A kind of magic</b><p>The art historian EH Gombrich described the Arnolfini Portrait as “a simple corner of the real world … fixed on to a panel as if by magic”. Renaissance …

Art History

Using the Arts to Synthesize Student Understanding

Start With Research<p>If you’re uncomfortable with your partner's academic or arts subject, try studying the content. “Through researching, you can …

What Is American about American Art

In seven paintings in the National Gallery, we can see the primacy of the individual in the national character.<p>I’m an art historian specializing in …

Artist’s Giant Pencil Drawings Blur the Line Between Hyperrealism and Surrealism

Self-taught artist Jono Dry brings his imagination to life with a pencil and paper. In his awe-inspiring hyperrealism drawing style, the South African creative fuses an incredible attention to detail with a surrealist point of view—making his work both technically stunning as well as conceptually …

Illustration

Using Green Screen in the classroom!

<b>What is green screen?</b><p>Green screen is often associated with big blockbuster Hollywood films including many of my favourites such as Marvel Avengers …

Know Students Better: A Visual Guide to Formative Assessment Tools

When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and …

First Day of School

The Invisible Artists Behind Your Favorite Comics

Colorists and and letterers bring a silent medium to life, and their work often goes undetected—especially if they’re great at their jobs.<p>Open any issue of <i>The Wicked</i> + <i>The Divine</i>, the critically acclaimed modern-fantasy series from Image Comics, and the first thing you see is spectacle and sound. …

Graphic Novels

Standards For Educators

7b<p>Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to …

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP LESSONS FOR EVERYONE

Have you heard about the sixteen-year-old who posted a selfie in which she proudly displayed her brand-new driver’s license and credit card? Many of …

10 Tips For Smarter iPad Use In The Classroom

iPad

Class Tech Tips: 5 Ways to Honor Student Curiosity with Adobe Spark Creation Tools

If we met at ISTE or ILA this year, you probably heard me use the phrase “tasks before apps.” This is the way I like to describe putting the learning …

These Insanely Detailed Cityscapes Are Drawn by Hand

IDEO San Francisco mural, 2017<p>In the garden of Ebineezer Goode, 2016. Another piece from LA. I made this painting on the iPad Pro, sitting in my …

16 G Suite Challenges for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced - Teacher Tech

Today is a good day to learn something new! If you are a user of G Suite and Google Apps documents check out these challenges! I picked a few Google …

Beatrix Potter, Mycologist: The Beloved Children’s Book Author’s Little-Known Scientific Studies and Illustrations of Mushrooms

“Imagination is the precursor to policy, the precondition to action. Imagination, like wonder, allows us to value something.”<p><b>Beatrix Potter</b> (July 28, 1866–December 22, 1943) is one of the most beloved and influential storytellers of all time. <i>The Tale of Peter Rabbit</i> and her other gloriously …

Selfies are just the contemporary version of the art masters’ self-portraits

What kind of self-portraits would art’s great masters have offered had they had access to smartphones? “To hell with sketchings, spatial perspective, and density of brushstroke,” I imagine Van Gogh venting in an exhale of pipe smoke. “I’m just going to snap a selfie.”<p>In the 17th century, only a …

Art

Arts integration: Using dance to help students learn math

Woodcrest Elementary School first-grade teacher Lynn Verdusco quickly applied what she had learned at a recent workshop to give her students new …

Mathematics

The Impact of a Visiting Artist Program

Why start a visiting artist program at your school? It can invigorate the curriculum and help address cuts to arts programs that have happened at …

Learn More About Art Paint Brushes

01<p>of 18<p>How the Size of an Art Paint Brush is Indicated<p>Artist's paint brushes come in an array of sizes, shapes and hairs. Find out more about the …

Rethinking Intelligence: How Does Imagination Measure Up?

Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman’s personal education story may sound familiar to many families struggling against a system that doesn’t tend to value …

Creativity

MAKE IT then MOVE IT: animated GIF

A long time ago I responded to Ian Sands on twitter asking for digital images of children's art that he could offer to his high school students to …

Animated GIF

Visually Satisfying Photos Capture the Repetition and Symmetry of Swimming

With a preference for portraiture and an artistic attraction to “modern freshness,” Slovakia-based artist Maria Svarbova produces expressive photographs that explore everyday actions and reimagine routine. This interest in repetition is particularly evident in her photos of swimmers, a subject she …

Illustration