Site dedicated to the work of “professionals” in the arts, publishing, and communications world. Resources within this site may spark ideas…
Archive for the ‘May 7, 2009’ Category
A sign of the severe trouble ahead with the State budget, or very forward thinking?
New graphic organizer application that is web based and can be installed on Windows, Macintosh or Linux computers.
Try your hand at a little “splatter” art!
Looking for a tool to easily search images on Flickr that are licensened under Creative Commons? Compfight.com might be just the tool! Give it a try
A growing list of virtual field trips and associated lessons.
A virtual field trip takes students on a tour of a location using a series of web sites that have been linked together, creating a guided experience.
Create Your Own “YouTube” like site to share classroom video projects, teacher created screencast tutorials, or other video resources.
Here is an example of a Fliggo site dedicated to geography: http://geovideos.fliggo.com/
Fliggo sites can be password protected to ensure only those you want to have access can view the videos.
Create surveys on line using Twitter and twtpoll.
Quickly create slide shows from photographs you can share and embed into your classroom Moodle site (web site/blog/etc.)!
Roy Lichtenstein on PhotoPeach
Free animation software designed specifically with students in mind. Teachers can sign up for an education account and organize students into classrooms where students can share their work.
This site is being developed by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the static traditional Western art history textbook
“We are dissatisfied with the large expensive art history textbook. We find that they are difficult for many students, contain too many images, and just are not particularly engaging. In addition, we find the web resources developed by publishers to be woefully uncreative…”
From the image to the word and its definition, the Visual Dictionary Online is an all-in-one reference. Search the themes to quickly locate words, or find the meaning of a word by viewing the image it represents.
Get on their email distribution list and get updates and new resources and classroom collaboration projects.
“The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) supports and advances education through videoconferencing and other collaborative technologies. A nonprofit, CILC offers access to quality professional development and student educational content, as well as consulting and technical assistance. This helps schools leverage technology to improve educational outcomes, while saving time and money.”
The Ideas Projects brings together experts in the field of communicatons technology and their disruptive ideas.
This program may not be directly related to your students in your class, but is a nice example of a company providing support to others in this time of economic hardship. Autodesk makes high level architecture and design software such as AutoCad.