Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Art Meets Technology!

Art reaches across the curriculum and can be used to support Universal Design for Learning by providing all students multiple ways to represent what they know.  Fantastic art resources  and apps are available on all devices, on the web, as addons for Chrome and Windows, and for showcasing artwork.  Here are some great resources for you to add to your tech toolkit!

Art History

Lesson Ideas
Edutopia - Lesson Ideas

Arts & Tech Integration: How to Collaborate and Have Fun Doing It

  DoInk App - greenscreen

Augmented Reality

Virtual Tours

Google Art Project - Arts and Culture - 7 billion and 14 billion pixels

Google Apps for the Classroom - portfolios stored on Google Drive****

Social Media
Twitter - #ECED3500
Twitter - prof account - use #ECED3500 - hashtag course number - free - pull up by hashtag
  Get tons of info “dumb their bucket” - essential pieces that you want to remember - summaries
Pinterest - Pinterest - Fall 2016- ECED3500 - creates for course - get students Pinterest account name.  Add email addresses - and add to board.  Assignment - Find 10 formative assessments - by rubric - ex how you use in classroom part of rubric - goes beyond pinning
Spring 2016 - ECED3500
Fall 2016 - ECED 3500

How do you find quality apps?

Interactive Ladder to assign apps to Bloom's Taxonomy:
Kathy Schrock Bloomin Apps (Where do I begin?) -

Search for App by Content Area, Grade Level
Apps evaluated by Educators –
Common Sense Media -
Children's Technology Review -
Education Apps Store -

Art Apps:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


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Free educator account

To register:
Go to
Click on Educators - if you want the free account
Click Get Started - next screen click Get Started
Complete information and click Let's Read

Once you login you are under a guest profile - if you want to create profile - switch profile
Choose Teacher - you see Teacher profile
Students login thru my epic! Account.  Teacher logs in - and then click on student profile - unlimited student profiles.
Setup name - optional PIN number - Enable Home Access - gives free month/no credit card required access w email address


Webinar - Basics Webinar

Our social media pages

Supported Devices

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