|NY Art Teacher's Wiki for arts and technology in education
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ABOUT: This site chronicles action research in the art program in an alternative secondary (6-12) school in the Bronx. Comprehensive digital documentation (photographing 100% of student progress) in an everyday NYC classroom provides a unique window (and tons of data) created by students for competency-based promotional credit, e-portfolios, and rich insights into learning with a full visual history.
MY ART + TEACHING PORTFOLIO: Professional art history, units/lessons, animation samples, gallery, outside collaborations and more: http://aokpub.com.
Feb 2016 - Applying to PROSE School Program. Began collaboration with EVC to provide video instruction and document artmaking in art and other classrooms. Continuing HS internships for students from City As School in Manhattan and Claremont Academy. Theater teacher resigned due to family emergency, seeking replacement.
Sept 2015 - School now part of 9-Squared Program seeking to reduce school-to-prison pipeline in collaboration with multiple state and municipal agencies. Expanded school to 9th grade and established dedicated art room. Arts now include visual art, half-time theater and music instruction. Initiated in-school video program.
June 2015 - our first 8th grade class moved up to high school!
Feb 2015: Intern program will now include students from City As School in Manhattan and Claremont Academy which is on our own campus. New art centers now include multitrack recording on donated iMac. Comic production has expanded to include one sci-fi comic, one MLK comic and one kid's cartoon.
Nov 2014: Our school featured in Chalkbeat as the city’s only public transfer school serving 6th and 7th grade. In September, they also wrote about us in connection with a report showing 25% of NYC public schools students are now overaged.
Sept 2014: We phased in an 8th grade, bringing all grades further into asynchronous learning. Art classes now include stop-motion animation, comic production, digital art and traditional portfolio works. Assignments are posted online using Google Classroom for transfer or home-bound students or make-up work.
The City-as-School intern program has grown from four to seven interns for this marking period, including assistant teaching, comic inking/coloring and multimedia editing.
Full school art albums are now linked to school home page. Presented online media-arts workshop at 2014 NYCATA conference at HS of Art & Design.
July 2014 - launched videoconferencing with out of state classes and will be offering online learning this summer.
Began our Comic + Media internships for high school students from other transfers schools. Centering around production of a printed sci-fi comic book, interns choose roles such as writing, editing, drawing, inking or coloring comic art and multimedia projects in collaboration with our middle school students. More information on Comic + Media Production Internship page.
April 2014 - Tested STOODLE.ORG virtual whiteboard with live voice chat. Touted by G+ for peer-to-peer "homework help" but also allows teachers to host virtual "office hours". Putting this together on one page with a Titanpad below would be a great all-in-one tool for virtual connections.
March 2014 - converting lessons to modular digital format for portability. Added TITANPAD, open text-based document sharing (with chat windows on the side).
GooglePlus online galleries for images and multimedia including student work updated continually: TITANPAD FOR OUR ART PROGRAM SCHOOL HERE. Students can post with smartphone or PCs to collaborate remotely in real time in teacher-moderated setting.
Video for lesson on symmetry, spontaneous art and making visual connections.
How important is Art in Education? Diane Ravitch Discusses.
My first Google Hangout, with a circle of art teachers, discussing distance collaboration and sharing in blogs and virtual visits. Also technology used to post class art (Flickr) and writing, ongoing conversations (YouthVoices.net). The official start is about 12:10.
NO ART IN SCHOOL? Students can engage in a variety of online arts activities, including how-to videos, but nothing beats great instruction by an experienced educator and NYC has had some of the best anywhere. Why isn't there an online portal where NYC students can interface with NYC teachers? The tools are here. If students are motivated, there should be a place online for them to go for help, especially 8th graders applying to art schools. Read more.
Site for creating simple multi-panel cartoons and posting them for view and ranking:
Create-a-comic Online App
|SWISS ARMY KNIFE FOR THE BRAIN?
To see an animation made with this Batgirl picture in Flash, CLICK HERE.
Update 2: Tested an iPad app called AnimationHD for $2 which I would recommend for students and adults.