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As I wrote earlier, fifth grade has been working extensively on their Tree of Life interpretations. Their paintings are coming out beautifully and students have really taken ownership over their images.
Inspired by all my research on 21st century learning I created a portal to have students access more information independently. I love the idea of the flipped classroom and this is a VERY small step in that direction. So far, it seems that students are interested and are accessing it to gain more information in and out of school, which is really exciting.
My fifth graders have been looking at the work of Gustav Klimt, particularly his Tree of Life painting. They worked in small groups to come up with a description of Klimt's style. Using that description fifth graders were asked to re-interpret the tree of life.
I provided students with an oval template printed on colored cardstock and we discussed the difference between realistic, stylistic, and abstract. Students were instructed to create a stylistic tree that represented their life, thus far. They were to interpret Klimt's Tree of Life painting in their own way, while still retaining similarities in the original. More specifically, student's were to use similar subject matter and color in their interpretations.
I was so excited to be a part of the technology seminar dubbed "Playdate58" this past week. It was a great opportunity to connect with educators from a variety of fields, backgrounds, and teaching levels. I made a great connection with another art teacher, learned about google forms and got a heck of a lot of ideas flowing.
Which combination image/text design apps are the best?
I have used a variety of apps to create specifically for thebeeskneescousin and there are more than a few image/text apps out there to choose from. Below is a breakdown of some the main differences between the three apps I use the most.
A Beautiful Mess, Over and an app called Rhonna, are my favorites. They all make it very quick and easy to compose a good looking image that can combine both photos and text. As you can expect, they all have strengths and weaknesses.