Monday, December 15, 2014

Create > Give Form to Children’s Shape Drawings

















Create > Give Form to Children’s Shape Drawings


Goal:  Use children’s drawings as the basis of a fully developed composition.


Google > Children’s drawings or have  your little brother do some drawings for you.  Choose a drawing and render the shapes into forms using color and value ranges.  


Trigger Mechanisms:  
Value, Reduce, Abstract



Visual examples:
Boredpanda > http://goo.gl/bhdYjp
DeVries > http://goo.gl/hegE


Materials:


Paper, watercolor, acrylics, pastels etc...




Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pride > Providing Recognition & Providing Feedback

Instructional Strategy


  • Providing Recognition

Learning Activity



Instructional Strategy

  • Providing Feedback

Learning Activity


Monday, December 8, 2014

Get in the Shot of your Life > Holiday Cards with PicMonkey

Instructional Strategy

  • Setting Objectives

Learning Activity

  • Personalize Goals > Socratic Seminar Get in the Shot >  http://goo.gl/Lph0m5
  • Respond > in the comment section answer:
    1. How will you 'create' memories this holiday season?
    2. How are you going to 'get in the shot' of your life?
    3. What is your New Year's resolution?

Instructional Strategy

  • Cooperative Learning

Learning Activity   


Instructional Strategy

  • Nonlinguistic Representations

Learning Activity


  1. Make a Holiday Photo Card
  2. Holiday Graphic Cards for the Ho-Ho-Hurried
  3. Ten Steps to an Edit-worthy Holiday Photo
  4. Holiday Graphics Cards for the Ho-Ho-Hurried
  5. New Blank Canvas Feature Puts Graphics in Your Wheelhouse
#westoshaphoto   



01:56
Because while we take the same photo, our perspectives change
02:55 
And it hit me: One of the most important things we all make are memories.
03:02 
So I want to share the idea of taking an active role in consciously creating memories.
03:16 
I want to encourage everyone to get in the shot, and don't hesitate to ask, "Will you take our picture?"





Pride > Artist's Statement and Compare Padlet

Instructional Strategy

  • Providing Recognition

Learning Activity


Instructional Strategy

  • Identify similarities and differences

Learning Activity

Friday, December 5, 2014

Analyze > Pride Image Analysis

Instructional Strategy

  • Identifying Similarities and Differences

Learning Activity

  • Analyze > Pride Image Analysis




Captionless Image

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Setting Objectives > Pride Framing Album

Instructional Strategy

  • Setting Objectives

Learning Activity
  • Personalize Goals > Essential Questions Survey  
  • Focus the Learning Targets > Grading Buckets Rubric




Create > PicMonkey Motivational Pride Poster

Instructional Strategy

  • Cooperative Learning

Learning Activity
  • Hypothesize > the meaning of the following quotations
"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." –Napoleon Hill

"Either you run the day, or the day runs you." –Jim Rohn

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." –Wayne Gretzky

"People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily." –Zig Ziglar

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." –Lao Tzu

"The mind is everything. What you think you become."  –Buddha

"Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right." –Henry Ford
                Instructional Strategy

                • Nonlinguistic Representations

                Learning Activity

                • Create > PicMonkey Motivational Pride Poster >
                1. Search > for a motivational quotation or saying
                2. Comment > paste the motivational quotation in the comment section
                3. Download > one of your Pride Framing images
                4. Open > it in PicMonkey > http://www.picmonkey.com/
                5. Use > the text tool in PicMonkey to add it to the image.
                6. Share > the image to the G+ Photo Community
                7. Copy > the image to your Pride Framing Album
































                Wednesday, December 3, 2014

                Social Dialogue > Pride Socratic Seminar > Try Something New



                Instructional Strategy

                • Cues and Questions

                Learning Activity  

                • Social Dialogue > Socratic Seminar: Mat Cutts Try Something New


                Tuesday, December 2, 2014

                Tuesday, November 25, 2014

                Hope > Positive Feedback & Self Assess

                Instructional Strategy


                • Providing Feedback

                Learning Activity



                Monday, November 24, 2014

                Goal Analysis > Form


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                The Big Ideas:

                A system is a structure of interacting, intercommunicating components that operate individually and jointly to achieve a common goal.  

                Designing is creating conceptual and visual unity by giving order to diverse but interrelated and interdependent parts.


                Goal Concept:


                From is determined by the organization of elements that make up the totality of a design.  


                Access Prior Knowledge:

                • “From the point of view of art, there are no concrete or abstract forms, but only forms which are more or less convincing lies.” ~Pablo Picasso
                • “When I work with forms and colors, I get the edge.”  ~Ellsworth Kelly
                • "In order to understand form in its complete three-dimensional reality, you must understand the space that it would displace if it were taken away" ~Henry Moore

                Instructional Strategy
                • Set Objectives
                Learning Activity
                • Focus the learning targets
                • Respond > in the comment section
                  1. What does Pablo Picasso mean "convincing lies"?
                  2. How is Ellsworth Kelly's "the edge" different from an outline?
                  3. Why does Henry Moore believe we must understand "the space that it would displace" to truly understand form?


                Providing Recognition and Feedback


                Instructional Strategy

                • Providing Recognition

                Learning Activity





                Instructional Strategy

                • Providing Feedback

                Learning Activity


                • Peer Feedback > Hope Critical Thinking Critique >  http://goo.gl/vlTLb7
                  • post your thinglink URL to the community



                Friday, November 21, 2014