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[teacherartexchange] Monster Art Exchange Request

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From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Aug 09 2007 - 16:13:56 PDT


I just spent the past 3 days in video conferencing workshops and I am ready
to start school! The ideas are flying!!! Many of you may have participated
in Monster Exchange. I am giving a call out to anyone who wishes to
participate in this with me. While it entails hands-on projects in the
classroom, there won't be any costs. My plan: Middle School art classes will
create a 3-D (or 2-D if there is enough interest) monster using easy to find
classroom materials (mainly recycleables). They will then write a detailed
description of their monster, which will be swapped with another school. The
students will create the new monster based solely on the written
descriptions. IF you have access to Video Conferencing equipment (there are
several ways this can be accomplished if you don't have the high dollar
equipment but want to particpate - I can walk you through it, then we will
connect for the students to share their monsters and to see how close they
got. If you don't want to do the video conferencing part digital photos
would be sent to me and I will post them (the original monster, the
description, and the monster created based on that description) on a
website. I would like to have this completed by Halloween. I don't have my
numbers yet, but if most of it is electronic, if more than one school
participates we can balance it out so all students participate. Flat work
may be easier to manage for the first go-round, but I'm open to ideas. Let
me know if you're interested! And if you're not "techy" don't be afraid to
join in - this can be high-tech or low- it'll work either way!

~Michal
3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
HS Digital Communications
Technology Integration Specialist
http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
http://spotlight.digication.com/maustin

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