‘iPad Art Room’ is a key initiative in the creation of a new learning environment for diverse students in Visual Arts. It’s all about mixing the paint with pixels, and the traditional with technology, to enhance engagement and maximize learning outcomes through art-making.
The personal mobile devices we see in the hands of our students are powerful tools for creation. Mistakes can be erased, experiments are easily undertaken, exploration is exciting, learning is student-centered and confidence reigns supreme.
It’s not about getting rid of the great things we’ve always done in the art room – the iPad and other technology can be valuable additions to your teaching tool kit. The studio really is a place where tech and teaching can work together to enhance student creativity, visual literacy, divergent thinking, ideation and more.
iPad Art Room provides resources, ideas and insights into the reinvention of Year 6-12 Visual Art programs using the SAMR Model to merge traditional art making processes with innovative content, techniques and ways of thinking. Through these posts you’ll find lots of lesson ideas, teaching tips, resources and most importantly, inspiration. You’ll also see real examples from the classroom, because I’m a real teacher!
“Hunt provides a wealth of information on the use of the iPad for art activities including everything from turning clay apps to stop-motion animation. However, the examples she showcases can be used in any content area as a creative assessment. In addition, the layout and organization of this iBook is stunning and can serve as a model for how an education-related ebook should look and function.” review via Kathy Schrock
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iPad Art: Lessons, apps and ideas for the iPad in Visual Art
“This book explores a range of lessons, apps and ideas for teachers using mobile devices in the classroom. With practical, hands-on guides and examples from real teaching and learning experiences, Cathy Hunt explores the possibilities for your own iPad Art Room.”
You can also download this FREE book for teachers
App-straction: Technology Enhanced Art Education.
Created as part of the One Best Thing collection by educators for Apple, this book explores a creative, multi-media lesson in depth. Full of resources and examples straight from the classroom, this flexible lesson plan empowers teachers to begin exploring apps and how they can be combined to enhance an exploration of abstraction.
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“Join Cathy Hunt in this exciting new workshops and learn how to infuse your Visual Arts programs with engaging, creative tasks for 21st Century learning! This workshop will give you powerful lesson seeds, apps and ideas to fire up your students’ creativity, enhance divergent thinking and improve visual literacy. And you’ll have a lot of fun in this hands-on session where you create and play to learn.”
Teacher Workshop – Primary – 11th September
Teacher Workshop – Secondary – 12th September
Teacher Workshop – Primary – 22nd September
Teacher Workshop – Secondary – 23rd September
Teacher Workshop – Primary – 24th September
Teacher Workshop – Secondary – 25th September
Teacher Workshop – Primary – 26th September
Teacher Workshop – Secondary – 27th September
2014 Teacher Training Australia Courses
‘App-ify Your Creativity!’
‘iMovie-making for iPad – beginners track’
CLICK HERE for upcoming courses in BRISBANE and GOLD COAST
‘Mixing Paint and Pixels for Learning in the Arts’
CLICK HERE for NEW course in Canberra
What’s On in 2014?
FREE Workshop Series: Tasmania, Hobart 4-6 September
Our Dreaming: Animating Country stop-motion workshops series for the State Library Queensland to support the exhibition and online competition Our Dreaming: Animating Stories.
Workshop Series: State Library Queensland, Apple Distinguished Educator iPad
Workshop: Association of Independent Schools iPads in Action – Visual Arts K-6 Sydney, 30 July
Workshop Series: Bundaberg Regional Gallery, 8-10 August
Workshop Series: Caloundra Regional Gallery, 6 August & 20 September
Presenting at Slide2Learn Sydney, July
Presenting workshops at Engage, Inspire, Enrich: Making connections in and through the Arts – Brisbane, May 30-31
Presenting at Edutech, Australia’s biggest educational technology conference – Brisbane, June
Presenting at Association of Independent Schools Visual Arts Conference: Visual Arts Education in Contemporary Times – Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, July
Presenting at Association of Independent Schools ICT Integration Conference Sydney, September 16-17
Presenting an extended workshop and iPhoneography safari as a featured presenter at the 21st Century Learning Annual Conference – Hong Kong, December
Presenting at the ICT Showcase for Lutheran Education Brisbane, July