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Musical awareness, rhythm and timing
Fingering technique and coordination
Correct and stable tone production
Musical ear training
Increased practice motivation
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Problem: Students have difficulty with providing oral art critiques. (Visual Arts: Grades 4-12)
Technology: VoiceThread group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install. A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too. Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies. (https://voicethread.com/about/features/)
Integration Strategy: Using Voicethread, students would upload images of their artwork. Other students could then call in or record their voices to critique the artwork of their peers. (Grades 6-12)
Technology: iMovie '11 (Version 9.0) has the ability to make trailers for home movies, more control over audio, instant replays, flash and hold, facial recognition, news themes, and the ability to watch the video on a Mac, iPad, iPhone/iPod touch, Apple TV, Facebook and YouTube (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMovie). Choose from 15 movie trailer templates in almost every genre: adventure, drama, romantic comedy, and more. Graphics and titles flash across the big (or small) screen. The legendary London Symphony Orchestra performs an epic original soundtrack. And suddenly your home video goes Hollywood. Movie trailers are easy to create. Just click your clips to drop them into the storyboard. Add character names and personalize the titles. Then iMovie works its magic. It trims your clips to fit and adds transitions, titles, and special effects. The result? A trailer tour de force (http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/).
Integration Strategy: Students would work in teams to recreate a a scene from Romeo and Juliet and capture it on video. Each team can then edit their scene to make a movie trailer using iMovie. Students will then present their trailer to the rest of their peers.
Free Rice (Visual Arts 4-8)
Technology: Freerice.com offers a game (look under subjects and choose Art) to help students match artist to pictures.
Integration Strategy: Students can play this game independently in a computer lab or the teacher can lead this activity whole group projected onto a smartboard or similar technology.
Relative Advantage: Student motivation (students earn free rice for World Food Programme to end hunger for every correct answer), web based...no software to install
Problem: Teachers are in need of a way to publish student art work (Grades k-12)
Technology : Artsonia is a large online collection of childrens' art. You can view the artwork of students ages K-12. Teachers can create a free account in which they can upload their students artwork. If you are low on lesson plans for art, teachers may also view the lesson plan starters to get new ideas for art projects. Projects can even be printed out on t-shirts, mouse pads, coffee mugs etc.
Integration Strategy: Teachers can use artsonia to keep student art collections in a organized fashion to share out with parents, students, and the community.
Relative Advantage: Free software, increased student motivation to participate in art activities
Expected Outcome: Students will submit artwork to be displayed, teachers will organize a school art gallery.