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Ann Ayers lessons and other tech lessons


From: Sara (sarawren_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 31 2004 - 01:36:31 PDT

Ann Ayers you are great!!!!!

When I was looking up Ann on the internet I found these great sites.


:Art and Technology Project
The students used the computer program, Art Dabbler to create
Impressionist-like digital art.
This project is used annually as a part of the students' art history grade
and as a way to introduce them
to an alternate media in the art program. After working with the students to
show them how to
use the tool, I administered a survey to the students to determine their
understanding of
the use of technology in their art program as well as their satisfaction
with the new media.
The project will be expanded to include an additional digital art piece
which may then be used in note cards or other project without copyright
Steps in the Project
1. Introduction to Impressionism by the art teacher
2. Find Impressionist art online (art teacher and instructional technology
3. Select an artist and painting to study (art teacher)
4. Teach the use of the tools in Art Dabbler 2 (instructional technology
5. Students replicate the painting selected over several class periods (art
teacher and instructional technology specialist)
6. Save and print the Impressionistic study (instructional technology
7. Note cards were printed for Mother's Day presents in year 2.
Finding Impressionism online
Learning Art Dabbler
Student Art Studies (Year 1)
Student Art Studies (Year 2)
Student Survey
Student Comments and Difficulties
Pop Portraits
Students in Florida NBCT Ann Ayer's beginning-level high school art class
discover the power of Pop Art portraits using digital cameras and iPhoto.
Watch their self-confidence and technical skills grow as they experience an
alternative to the traditional self-portrait and emulate the style of Andy
Warhol - their enthusiasm is contagious.

Welcome to Art-Tech, the Art Teacher's Digital Toolbox!
Here, you'll find a wealth of information, tools, and ways to bring
technology into your classroom. It doesn't matter if you're a novice or an
expert user of technology, you'll probably find something here that you can
use or learn from!

. In the Tools Section, you'll find many nifty things that will help you
plan your lessons, make your teaching life easier and add a little magic to
your classroom!
. Tutorials will help guide you and/or your students in the creation of art!
Videos, handouts, etc.

. For kids is exactly that - FOR KIDS! Games, Puzzles, things that help kids
learn about art and making art.

. Museums online - Places to find art on the web without actually visiting
the museum!

. If you're looking for professional organizations or resources for art
teachers, the Professional link will provide you with some of the best on
the web!

Ann Ayers
Art Teacher
Monarch High School
5050 Wiles Rd
Coconut Creek, FL 33073-4216 USA

Ann's school site

 From Digital Edge Learning Interchange
Ann Ayers
No More Refrigerator Art! The Digitized Art Exhibit!
Integrating the visual arts with technology, Massachusetts NBCT Barbara
Marder helps fourth grade art students explore color theory. They look at
Impressionist landscapes, use a color theory Web site, and apply their
knowledge to their own creative artwork.
Barbara Marder
Stop on Red, Yellow and Blue: Color in Art
The following unit demonstrates integrating art and technology into an
extended unit on color theory with fourth grade students. I began designing
this unit by creating a thinking map using Inspiration T software and placed
this on my iBookT desktop for frequent use. Using this technology gave me a
clear way to identify my objectives and resources for the lesson.

Anthony Cody
California NBCT Anthony Cody challenged his all-girl technology class to
create photoessays using digital cameras and a variety of publishing
applications. This exhibit shows the power of technology in an urban school.

Know the Artist
Akinyi Edmonds
NBCT Akinyi Edmonds, North Carolina middle school business education
teacher, helps introduce her students to the uses and creativity of
technology by demonstrating student use of desktop publishing software and
use of the Internet to publish posters about important artists.

Quilting and Geometry-Patterns for Living
Jean Kriwox
In this exhibit, Idaho NBCT Jean Kriwox uses multiple forms of technology to
introduce her sixth grade students to symmetry and tessellations through the
use of quilt patterns. Her students explore the relationship between
geometry and quilting to develop higher-order thinking skills. Using Web
Quests, software, and multiple community resources, the students design and
create unique quilt blocks.

The Magic of Animation
Ann Ayers
NBCT Ann Ayers teaches Florida high school art students as they create
animated films using the iLife applications. Follow the process of
animating - the planning, drawing, filming, and editing. Watch as inanimate
objects come to life in object animation, clay animation, and cutout