Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Art of Storytelling

I just found this great site sponsored by the Delaware Art Museum that connects storytelling with art. There are a variety of ways to use the site, so check it out for yourself and explore around. Tell us what you find that looks of interest. Don't want to spoil it by telling you too much in advance. I have screen captured the page with a link to the site, acknowledging the image source that way. Click on the picture to visit the site.

Watch Your 2-D Drawing Come to Life

This is a fun activity for anyone of any age. Draw a picture using colored pencils, crayons, or any writing tool. Download the colAR app (free from Apple for the iPad). Then open the App on your iPad, and hold the iPad above the drawing as you would when taking a picture. Watch this demo to see how the App makes the picture come to life in 3-D. Can you see how you might use the ColAR app in the classroom to excite students, motivate discussion, andstimulate story telling?

Check this post below to see one way the App was used in a literacy unit of study.

Dot Day Fun! Watch Your Dot Come to Life in Amazing 3D in the colAR App

Been hearing lots of good things from teachers who have tried the App with their students. What are your thoughts about possible uses?