Encouraging Creativity and the Arts with an iPad

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There’s more to the iPad than just the three R’s. Discover some amazing apps to foster creativity and the fine arts.

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Encouraging Creativity and the Arts with an iPad

  1. 1. Encouraging Creativity and the Arts with an iPad
  2. 2. Director of Professional Development 972-275-9251 dbenner@tcea.org @diben Diana Benner #iTCEA @diben @tcea TWEET It!
  3. 3. • To discover some amazing apps to foster creativity and the fine arts Objectives
  4. 4. Resources http://goo.gl/ohKg1u
  5. 5. Today’s Meet https://todaysmeet.com/itceaart Introduce Yourself • Name, Position, Grade Level Today’s Meet
  6. 6. • Choose a simple app • Focus on the content . . . not the app • Follow up with reflections and applications of knowledge • Focus on the content . . . Not the app Tips & Tricks
  7. 7. Art
  8. 8. • Free • Companion to Photoshop.com • Create a free Photoshop.com account to upload and store 2GB of photos and videos online • Variety of one-touch effects • Basics: Crop, Straighten, Rotate, and Flip • Color: Exposure, Saturation, Tint, Black and White, and Contrast • Filters: Sketch, Soft Focus, and Sharpen • Effects: Vibrant, Pop, Border, Vignette Blur, Warm Vintage, Rainbow, White Glow, Soft Black & White • Borders: Rectangle, Rounded, Oval, Soft Edge, Vignette, Rough Edge, Halftone, Film Emulsion (additional frames for purchase) Adobe Photoshop Express
  9. 9. • Free for iPad/iPhone is .99 for Kids Paint • Random brush sizes and colors • Tap 3 fingers to clear the drawing • Shake the iPad to clear the screen • Load you own pictures from photo albums as background • Save drawings or email to your friend! Kids Paint HD
  10. 10. • 99¢ • Organized in notebooks • Designed for writing, drawing, and sketching (not typing) • Integrated with Evernote and Dropbox • Email pages as png files • Email notebooks as PDFs or Penultimate files • Import images • 3 types of paper: graph, lined, and blank • 10 colors and 3 line widths Penultimate
  11. 11. • Free • Create glowing shapes in 3D • Animate strokes • 8 different brushes • Symmetries up to 32 ways Forge of Neon 3D
  12. 12. • $4.99 • 2D vector drawing and design • Group/ungroup shapes • Multi-layer format (with preview, raise, lower, hide) • Shape tool (square, rectangle, circle, ellipse, line, polyline, polygons) • Edit points, convert shapes to path, close shapes • Text insertion with fonts, styles, sizes, paragraph alignments • Snap to grid, snap to object and points • Set background image from photo library • Export designs to photo library, and JPEG, PNG, PDF formats iDesign
  13. 13. • Free iPhone or deluxe version $1.99 • Draw like you never have drawn before • Draw lots of patterns really fast • Optical illusions Tripping Fest 2: Drawing & Sketching Lite
  14. 14. • $7.99 • Professional vector illustration app • Create text objects • Create compound paths, masks and groups • Gradient fills with interactive editing on canvas • Unlimited layers per drawing • Rename, rearrange, delete, hide and lock layers • Email drawings as SVG, PDF, PNG and JPEG • Send SVG, PDF, PNG, and JPEG directly to your Dropbox Inkpad
  15. 15. • $4.99 • Professional-grade paint and drawing application • Canvas size: 1024 x 768 (6, 12, and 18 layers) • Canvas size 2048 x 1536 (4 and 6 layers) • 60+ preset brushes • Each brush is customizable • Import from Photo Library or iPad 2 camera • Duplicate/merge/reorder layers • Integrates Dropbox • Eye-dropper color section • Customizable color swatches SketchBook Pro
  16. 16. • $6.99 • Digital sculpting app • Push, Pull, Smooth, Move, Pinch, Spread, Flatten brushes • Added material editor (color and specular light) • Symmetrical editing that can be enabled/disabled at anytime • Variable size/strength brushes • Camera zoom/orientation control • Gallery organizer • Easy creation of multiple version of a sculpture • 30-level undo iDough
  17. 17. • .99 iPhone app • Use your imagination to create aliens, Martians and monsters with a variety of creepy and crawly body parts • Story Starter • Describe your Martian • Health class identify body part Make a Martian
  18. 18. • $59.95 • Simple animation program • Designed by Peter H. Reynolds, author and illustrator of the Judy Moody series, The Dot, and Ish • Philosophy: “it doesn’t have to be perfect…just perfect-ish” • 3 levels of animations (Wiggledoodle-ish, FlipBook-ish, and Advanced-ish) • Curriculum-based activities aligned to national standards • Online animation lessons from Peter and other animators • Export animations as swf, mov, avi, and more Animation-ish
  19. 19. • Free • A collection of 5 projects for starters • Illustrates step by step instructions • Subjects range from ultra-easy fish and penguins to more involved projects Easy Origami LITE
  20. 20. • Free • Digital Sketchbook • Simple vector-based drawing tools, variable-size brushes, vector eraser, 50 level undo/redo and zooming/panning • VGA Out-project ideas on a screen with the VGA adaptor • Layers is available for purchase Adobe Ideas
  21. 21. • Free • Paint with multiple fingers • Funny sounds paired with stamps • Doodle and stamp over your own pictures • Cool Drawing Tools: paintbrush, glitter, chalk, text, stencils, smudge and more • 44,000 colors • Share your doodles with your friends via email • Shake to clear the doodling surface Doodle Buddy
  22. 22. Doodle Buddy Activity • Download the Doodle Buddy App • Grab the chalk and wait for the prompt
  23. 23. Doodle Buddy Activity • It had been raining all day, off in the distance I could see . . . . . (draw your item) • Back to school shopping is a tough task to accomplish. The first thing to land in my basket is . . . . . (draw your item)
  24. 24. Today’s Meet https://todaysmeet.com/itceaart
  25. 25. Music
  26. 26. • Free • 3D drum experience • Created by musicians • Animated drums and cymbols • Play along with several jam tracks Barrel Tones
  27. 27. • Free • 3D drum experience • Created by musicians • Animated drums and cymbols • Play along with several jam tracks Finger Drums
  28. 28. • Free • Mixer to adjust keyboard, rhythm, guitar, and drum • Adjust beat and pattern of guitar strumming • Adjust chords • Slidable keyboard with 7 octaves • Guitar fretboard with scale assistant • Drum beat maker • Adjust tempo of the rhythm guitar and drum beat JamPad Plus
  29. 29. • Free iphone app • Tambourine experience • Accelerometer based app • Shake or tap device Tambourine!
  30. 30. • Free • Educational game format • Introduction to pitch • Ear training • Each member of the blob choir sings a note. Then, King Blob sings his. • The student identifies which choir member sang the same pitch. • Choir can increase members to add difficulty Blob Chorus Ear Training
  31. 31. • Free iphone app • Practice clarinet resource • Practice scales • Check fingerings Play along songs • Maintenance of clarinet Pocket Clarinet
  32. 32. • Free • Learn to play the piano anytime, anywhere • 6 octaves of sampled concert grand piano • Robust bass, warm middles and crisp highs • Play along with your music library • Key labels (with colors) • Play chords with up to 5 fingers • Slide your fingers to roll the keys Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD
  33. 33. • Free iphone or iPad app • Free 88 key paino with multitouch, adjustable reverb, metronome, dual row, resizable keys • Sheet music or drop the notes in • Happy Birthday, Jingle Bells, When the Saints Go Marching In • Cann upgrade for 500 songs for $9.99 Piano Free with Songs
  34. 34. • Free • Learn the instruments of the orchestra as well as specific musicians of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra • Learn about instrument families • Hear specific instruments • MSO Learn makes recommendations for specific pieces that highlight the specific instrument being studied • Featured musicians share about their practicing, performances, favorite sports teams, and where they like to go eat after a concert…as well as their favorite tunes MSO Learn
  35. 35. • $3.99 • Helps students learn how to name the notes on the staff, treble or bass cleff • Puts a note on the screen and the student has to identify it out of three options. • You set the range of notes and exercise duration • Can be used in lessons when a student is having a hard time naming notes iNote Trainer
  36. 36. • Free • Graphical pitch analyzer • Teach pitch identities • Helps develop perfect pitch • Study chord relationships Harmonizer
  37. 37. • $.99 iPhone app • Ancient flute • No musical training required • Featured by David Pogue • Blow air into your mic to create music • Listen in on ocarina players all over the world by tapping the world • Great website with free easy-to-read scores for popular songs Ocarina
  38. 38. • Free • Educational game design • Designed to improve rhythm reading skills • Developed by professional music educators • Tracks both attack and release of notes • No arrows or visual cues… students are encouraged to read the notes • No audio playback… eliminates mimicking or note learning Rhythm Quiz
  39. 39. • 99¢ for iPhone; $2.99 for iPad • Record sounds from your surroundings • Create mixes and loops MadPad – Remix Your Life
  40. 40. • $4.99 • Take your scores with you • Download virtually any pdf from web • Great music reader • Extensive library of sheet music • Visual metronome • Auto-turn and half-turn options • Landscape or portrait layouts • Tag your files with up to 6 types of metadata • Add text to your page • Add common musical notation symbols • Share via email, bluetooth, and AirPrint forScore
  41. 41. • $1.99 • Interactive visual and audio references • View major and minor modes on the musical staff • See fingerings for guitar and piano • Listen to scales in any key • Includes all modes of major, natural minor, and harmonic minor scales Scales & Modes for iPad
  42. 42. Activity • Choose an app to investigate • Download and explore the app • Brainstorm classroom lessons and ideas • Post the app and one idea to Today’s Meet http://todaysmeet.com/itceaart Another Great Resource: iPad Art Room - http://goo.gl/wNvxVF
  43. 43. Today’s Meet https://todaysmeet.com/itceaart
  44. 44. Creativity
  45. 45. Creativity on a Budget http://goo.gl/XYxhRE
  46. 46. Accessories
  47. 47. Sensu Brush - http://www.sensubrush.com/ The Flow - http://goo.gl/OY5JY Hex3 JaJa Stylus - http://www.jajastylus.com/ Devices to Extend Your iPad Experience
  48. 48. AirTurn BT-105 (bluetooth page turner) - http://airturn.com/ Midi Mobilizer - http://line6.com/midimobilizer/ iDJ Pro - http://www.numark.com/product/idjpro Devices to Extend Your iPad Experience
  49. 49. Let's Create! Pottery HD Lite http://goo.gl/tt12B Glow Paint http://goo.gl/etQWL How to Make Origami http://goo.gl/vAbvr MirrorPaint Lite http://goo.gl/vfebl Photosynth http://goo.gl/YF6ir WI Orchestra http://goo.gl/drwLu Other Suggestions… Kid Synth http://goo.gl/bjU0a Touch DJ Evo http://goo.gl/WIqjS Songify http://goo.gl/qxjk1 Singing Fingers http://goo.gl/dHs8P Classical Guitar for iPad http://goo.gl/Q9zlG
  50. 50. The Learning Goes On
  51. 51. Social Community How to Join the Group 1. Go to tcea.org and click on the Login button. Enter your info and log in. 2. Click on the Social Community link in the left menu bar. 3. Click on the Groups menu link and search for iPad. 4. Click the Join Group link. Join the iPad Group
  52. 52. List of iPad Apps http://www.tcea.org/ipad
  53. 53. Reflection • Get with another person • Pick one of the apps that you’ve learned about today and discuss how you might use it with your students or staff. • Include how you would introduce the app. • Discuss if this would be done individually, in small groups, or whole group. • What might be difficult for your students or staff?
  54. 54. Thank You!

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