Arts Education

By cguenter | For my EDTE 524B elementary student teachers

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

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 …

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

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

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 …

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

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

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 …

Quick Rubric Offers an Easy Way to Create Rubrics Online

Quick Rubric is a free tool for writing, editing, and printing rubrics. On Quick Rubric you can create a rubric that is tailored to your points/ …

6 Excellent Interactive Tools To Use With Students In Class

July 8, 2017 Today we spent sometime going through the featured resources in ReadWriteThing and picked out for you the tools below. These are …

M-learning

​​​​​​​The Diminishing Role of Art in Children's Lives

Kids have fewer opportunities to do art in school and at home—and that could have long-term consequences.<p>“<i>Ik ben ik</i>”—I am me—was the classroom theme when my son started preschool in the Netherlands two years ago. He painted a portrait of himself, with exaggerated teeth only on the bottom row and …

Education

Three Good Places to Find Public Domain Images

My earlier post about Common Craft's new video prompted a few people to ask me for recommendations for places to find public domain images and …

What’s Going On Inside the Brain When We Play Music?

Humans love music, especially when there’s repetition that catches the attention. And even though many people listen to music to relax, the brain is …

Education

Classrooms That Really Move

Art Space<p>© Vickie Bird<p>This transit bus turned art studio is the brainchild of park supervisor Dale Weigandt—a response to budget cuts to arts …

Education

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

Teaching

Arts Integration Allows Students to Engage Abstract Concepts in New Ways

In just a few years, art education has gone from the easiest thing to cut in a school budget to an increasingly utilized teaching technique to …

Teaching

Child Refugees Document Horror Of Fleeing Their Homes Through Powerful Art

The youngsters are using their creativity to share their stories and speak for themselves.<p>Art is providing a powerful emotional outlet for a group of child refugees.<p>Youngsters who have settled in southeast England after fleeing unaccompanied from countries such as Syria, Sudan, Eritrea and …

Refugees

Travel through a wonderland made of discarded cardboard

PlayOn

A First-Grader's Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is giving NYC public school students the opportunity of a lifetime.<p>On Tuesday evening, a group of students ― pre-kindergarteners to 12th graders from New York public schools in all five boroughs ― converged at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The young people were not …

Education

7 Great TED Talks on The Educational Potential of Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality is radically transforming our life by making the border between thephysical and digital reality thiner than ever before. We have …

Augmented Reality

12 Good Music Apps for Elementary Students

June 6, 2017 Below is a collection of some very good iPad music apps to use with elementary students and young learners. Through a variety of …

M-learning

12 Good Art Apps for Elementary Students

June 7, 2017 For those of you asking about Art apps to use with young learner, below is a collection featuring some good titles to start with. These …

M-learning

15 Picture Books That Support Children’s Spatial Skills Development

Having strong spatial skills — the ability to understand and mentally manipulate shapes and figures — has been identified by researchers as …

Kids

BROKEN CRAYON series by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

You never know what will come out of a broken crayon. For my found object art resource for young artists: http://DebbieOhi.com/LookAgain. I also post …