Friday, July 11, 2008

Gyotako - Japanese Fish Printing

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Check out this video to see what kinds of cool art projects we work on in art class at Chaffee Trail Elementary. Second grade students are studying Gyotako - the art of Japanese fish printing. Notice the young artists and follow their thought processes as they work to accomplish their task.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mac - The Laptop Cowboy

Here is an example of technology integration into the arts. Check out this "Keynote" (Apple MAC's version of powerpoint), an assignment for a class I took at University of North Florida. I created a paper mache' "character", wrote a story about him, then presented the story in a powerpoint. Mac - the laptop cowboy, was a "computer man"from the wild, wild, west. As a newcomer to our city, he became frustrated with the many challenges he faced in his new home town particularly being a "MAC alien" in a PC world.