‘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 maximise 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 for exciting learning experiences that 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.”
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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.
Thanks EdSurge and Digital Promise!
Proud to be a Digital Innovation in Learning Award recipient
Creativity featured in the Courier Mail!
I’m creating a TED-Ed lesson!
Stop-motion Challenge event for students and Animation Studio at Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart
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
Workshop Series: Teacher Training Australia, workshops for creative educators using technology, Brisbane & Gold Coast
Workshop Series: Big Scope professional Development, Workshops for Teachers in Canberra, Melbourne, Ipswich & Brisbane
Workshop Series: Bundaberg Regional Gallery
Workshop Series: Caloundra Regional Gallery
Workshops at Slide2Learn, Sydney
Workshops at Engage, Inspire, Enrich: Making connections in and through the Arts, Brisbane
Edutech, Australia’s biggest educational technology conference, Brisbane
Presenting and workshops at Association of Independent Schools Visual Arts Conference: Visual Arts Education in Contemporary Times – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Workshops at Association of Independent Schools ICT Integration Conference, Sydney
Extended workshop and iPhoneography safari as a featured presenter at the 21st Century Learning Annual Conference, Hong Kong
Presenting at the ICT Showcase for Lutheran Education, Brisbane
Workshop at Queensland Art Teachers Association Annual Professional Development Day, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane