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SAMR Model – Product / Knowledge

Filed under: Uncategorized — mf at 7:24 pm on Monday, September 19, 2016

Substitution –  Early childhood,  Junior High, and even High School are able to reap the benefits of this technology, saving time and money. It is that of the Cricket paper cutter for  which can be used in the arts and crafts k-12 classroom. If the start up funds required for this gadget/ tool are nowhere to be found, it can be easily reverse substituted by its ancestor the foam paper punch stamps or a stencil set duo -ed with a pair of scissors and a 4b drawing pencil.

Augmentation – Electric Potter’s wheel could be used rather than a traditional kick wheel and are being used in universities nationwide. However, some traditionalists and peace seeking artists purposefully stray from the idea of an electric motorized pottery wheel.  This is supposedly due to its soft humming noise and seemingly fast speeds/ lack of control, but the electric wheel provides a steady and consistent speed for  building less accident prone throwing habits… oops techniques.  This example would be for that of the middle to high school and beyond range.

Modification – Group Messengers such as google classroom can be used to help students connect and dig deeper into specific art media.  They can build off one another’s ideas and trouble shoot together.  Only applicable for secondary, but could be used for teacher collaborative works/projects at all levels.

Using an Elmo or a camera with a telephoto lens  and an overhead projector would save a demonstration say when using water colors.  You would be able to see the detailed strokes that the instructor would be talking about. Students would be the demonstration from their seats while being able to keep up on their own projects rather than being huddled around the instructor’s table/desk.   The instructor is used to having to repeat a lesson for students that couldn’t see well and were easily distracted during a crowded demonstration with limited class time.  It is a more unifying version of a classroom demo and would be very useful at every grade level and even potentially at the collegiate level.  I personally love them because my vision has been rapidly decreasing and they can be very detailed which would be really useful in a special needs art class.

Redefinition-  Using Near Pod in a classroom to have students be able to interact with the lesson or screen share in a demo of a graphic design tool in adobe indesign.  These tools weren’t possible prior to the creation of these programs/software.

Pinterest – Skill Product

Filed under: Uncategorized — mf at 6:11 pm on Monday, September 19, 2016

Pinterest page for educators to share 
Pinterest page to increase student knowledge 

Pinterest is a tool that is becoming almost as diverse as the internet itself.  It has everything from tattoos to gardening to how to embroider.  It is a staple for those that are interested in saving money, crafters, homemade/ organi gurus, or diy centered families.  I found a lot more resources than I had initially expected to find on this site/ search engine.  However, one frustrating characteristic about Pinterest is that some of the links are down or out of service.  They need to be screened better or more often.  This makes me wonder if they are struggling to fund staff due to their lack of advertisement/ premium memberships.

QR Code Generator

Filed under: Uncategorized — mf at 1:54 am on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Return back to my main page with this QR code for no real reason.static_qr_code_without_logo

I made this QR code by googling the best QR code generators.  They asked me to sign up for a subscription for a QR code generator, but that I could generate a Static QR code for free.  I did the latter.  I made sure to copy the link that I wanted my students/peers/audience to be able to scan into the Text box on the generator webpage.  I then made sure to insert the media and made sure that the text/code went into the designated text box instead of the visual tab.

Information Literacy

Filed under: Uncategorized — mf at 1:42 am on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

This is in response to the Webpage Definition of Information Literacy.  The ever evolving, increasingly rich, and constant expansion of technology as well as knowledge justifies the proven importance and efficiency behind information literacy in the 21st century.  This idea and conversation behind information literacy  is necessary for a democratic, argumentative, and/or thoughtful community.  Information literacy is essential to the communication between a teacher and his or her students.  As an art educator there are many forms of art media that is directly linked to expanding on one another’s informative works in a community studio working environment.   After all education and the sharing of information is how we have gotten to our current state of technological advancements.

The studies behind information literacy in schools has shown that it is proven to lead to an increase in curiosity/ independent research amongst students.  This characteristic of being able to protect ones own ideas independently  at a young age is brought about by the confidence that comes with expansion of information.  Younger students would in turn begin considering the world’s gage of trustworthy sources.

With this use of practice and linking lectures to hands on tasks information helps student retention/gain ability in the most effective way.  These practices increase reliability between students and educators.  Students are more able to hold their educators accountable.  Recording student process in their growth of information makes them feel capable of his/ her own future success.  More specifically I would do this by showing them my web sources from the original artist’s page with his/her artist’s statement, mach job interviews, presentations, or by oral test.  Then having them record their own similar processes in finding and utilizing resources/inspiration.  Improvement books, expansion/ honing/ jigsaw groups,  and positive feedback/critique groups. These groups rely on one another’s information and are noticeably efficient in comparison to individual seat work.infoliteracy