THANK YOU TO THE HINGHAM EDUCATION FOUNDATION FOR SUPPORTING THIS GRANT FOR THE ART ROOM!!!(can you feel the excitement?!!)
HIngham Education Foundation Grant Supporting Information
Click on the above link to hear to me talk about Artsonia and some of my hopes for this grant in 30 seconds.
Foster's Artsonia Gallery
Read some of the artist statements that the children are leaving on Artsonia with their art.
You might enjoy reading some of the comments left by family and friends. They always make me smile!
I began Artsonia in November for my students and their families. We have had over 8,000 visitors. We are now the #2 school in Massachusetts and the 52nd school in the Nation (out of over 4,350 schools actively posting.)
The linked page is the Foster School Art Website page where I posted two quick animations, and write about the current use of technology in the art room. There are two very quick animations created by students with the one iPad currently in use in the art room (funded by the PTO a few years ago.) That iPad was used to host student digital portfolios (I learned FileMaker Pro and created a database for use on that iPad.)
Listen to Ellie (above) read from a paragraph she wrote in art class to describe her work. The students were so excited to see this! They all want to write and talk about their art.
If you love these as much as I do, you can see more on this page: http://fosterart.weebly.com/kids-talk-about-art.html
Listen to the words of Henoc, a second grade student. He is usually shy, but really wanted to talk about his art work. This animated character, with computer voice, let Henoc share his words (and his art!). In 30 seconds!
This is the class I took on iPads in the Art Room
See some of the apps I've tried and recommend (and would love to try with my students). These are posted on the Foster Art website - I have had many requests from families for such recommendations.
Below is an example of what I would love to have my students actively engaged in - reflection of what they learned, and engagement in expressing it using digital media.
Here is how a teacher I admire, Tricia Fugelstadt, uses iPads in the art room at her school (scroll down.)