Photo credit: Jenaro Gonzalez, Ingrid Solano, Diego Doncel Writing a suspensful story can be difficult, but Victoria Smith has put together a short video tutorial on TedEd, which has some great tips on how to do this successfully.
Here is a Kahoot to play as a review of concepts taught during the first half of my art class.
Photo credit: Creative Commons (located at https://gooloc.com/hand-drawn-funny-expressions-vector-icons/amp/) Linked below, I have an assignment sheet for an activity that I have my art class do at the beginning of the year to develop stories with more emotions. Students are creating 45 different facial expressions that show a broader set of unique emotions, which they will later […]
Photo credit for all photos on this page: Robert DeJesus Robert DeJesus is an established artist who has worked for Marvel, Dark Horse, Antarctic Press, and HarperCollins. According to his Patreon page, “he is probably most known for was designing and drawing Banzai Chibi Chan for PlayStation Magazine”. DeJesus also has a How I Draw […]
Photo credit: The Lost Sock Art Teacher (Tabby Anny) I apologize for the blurry thumbnails, but you should be able to find clearer images by following the links. It will be easier to read the smaller writing with the clearer images. I like this anchor chart for teaching students about the elements of art which […]
Photo credit: Doodler Charles Doodle Buddy is a free app that students can use to paint and stamp with their finger. This is a great art tool; however, its usefulness does not end there. I’ve seen this tool used to help early readers trace out letters, blends, and words. I’ve also seen it used for […]
Photo credit: Flocabulary Cooking With Nouns is a sample of one of the hip-hop songs created to teach educational content. This is not the best representation of their work. However, they also offer the following samples, which many of which are much better examples: How The Nervous System Works – Science Types of Rocks – […]
Photo credit: LittleLives, Inc. I like these educational videos that feature Miss Twinkle and her class. Using songs and animation to teach, can be very powerful. Here are some of my favorites for early artists: The Color Theory – Twinkle Trails Episode 3 The Shape Metropolis – Twinkle Trails Episode 10 The Texture Desert – […]
Photo credit: Ted-Ed Kate Messner shares “How to Build a Fictional World“, on Ted-Ed, to help writer’s understand the rules that are required to suspend the audience’s sense of disbelief. Nalo Hopkinson describes “How to Write Descriptively“, on Ted-Ed, to help writers create an engaging world that reader’s can viscerally experience firsthand. Nadia Kalman teaches […]
Photo credit: Toy Theater Sticker Movies is a game (developed by Toy Theater) to teach students how to make animations. Kids can pick a background for a setting, characters, and then begin recording. Animations can last up to 30 minutes. Recording will not pick up the cursor when filming. Students can move their characters, flip […]