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Re: Two Questions

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Mon, 24 Feb 1997 12:01:40 -0500 (EST)

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Diane Gregory wrote:
<<Also, does anyone have real classroom experience with doing collaborative
internet art projects/lessons with K-12 children? Has anyone had their
students put up art work on the web inviting other K-12 art students to
modify/change/complete, etc. the artwork and then re-displaying the changed
art on the same web site?>>


Two examples come to mind.

One is the Hyperstudio stack exchange, although most are done by classroom
teachers, not art teachers. But of course, there is a lot of art involved.
Sometimes the kids will modify/improve/critique each other's work. There
are excellent examples of how to set up a stack exchange at the NickNacks web


The other example is the Minds Eye Monster Project, which draws upon language
arts and visual arts skills. One child draws a monster and writes up a vivid
description of it, then e-mails the description off to their keypal. The
keypal then takes the description and uses her "mind's eye" to reconstruct a
picture of the monster in traditional or electronic media, and e-mails ot
smail-mails the image back to the originator. Then the originator reveals
the original monster. Sometimes there is an exact match, sometimes not.....
but either way the monsters are separated at birth, so to speak! The kids
can even go as far as publishing the results on a web page, if they like.

There are examples of the mind's eye project and many others (mainly for
classroom teachers) to be found at a web site one of my colleagues at work
uploaded to help us with teacher training in schools. It is an absolute
goldmine of collaborative ideas. Enjoy!

Enjoy! Alison King

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