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Digital art ed communities

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Using technology to build art education communities. Presented at the Fall 2011 Georgia Art Education Conference

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Digital art ed communities

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  2. 2. History of the Online Educational Community<br />Email Listservs<br /><ul><li>Getty Art Education listserv
  3. 3. Art Teacher Exchange listserv</li></ul>Internet Chatboards<br /><ul><li>Art Teacher Chatboard</li></ul>Online “groups”<br /><ul><li>Yahoo groups
  4. 4. Google groups</li></ul>Web 1.0 websites<br /><ul><li>Yahoo/Google groups
  5. 5. KinderArt etc.
  6. 6. Incredible Online Art Department
  7. 7. Artsonia</li></li></ul><li>Why is the Community Changing?<br />Email Listservs<br /><ul><li>Spam and/or off topic issues
  8. 8. Limitations (pictures, participation, etc.)
  9. 9. Information isn’t “vetted”</li></ul>Internet Chatboards<br /><ul><li>Similar limitations as listservs</li></ul>Online Groups<br /><ul><li>Group is poorly or overly updated
  10. 10. Similar limitations as listservs</li></ul>Web 1.0 websites<br /><ul><li>Non-collaborative
  11. 11. Poor organization
  12. 12. Similar limitations as listservs
  13. 13. Some are STILL relevant</li></li></ul><li>How is the Community Changing?<br />Blogs<br /><ul><li>Blogger
  14. 14. Wordpress</li></ul>Social Networking<br /><ul><li>Facebook
  15. 15. Tumblr
  16. 16. Google+
  17. 17. Wikis and Nings</li></ul>Interactive World<br />Sharing<br />Questioning<br />Seeking<br />Emphasis on education and life-long learning<br />Sites developing educational uses<br />Using “old” technology in “new” educational <br /> ways.<br />
  18. 18. Sites and Programs<br />Sharing/Collaborative-Based Sites to Create Your Online Presence<br />Blogs<br />RSS Reader<br />Slideshare<br />Scribd<br />Pinterest<br />Webs<br />Wix<br />Flickr<br />Educational Tools (may also be used for sharing)<br />Smarthistory<br />ArtBabble<br />Glogster<br />Voki<br />Tagxedo<br />
  19. 19. Participating: Blogs<br />Do not need to author a blog to participate<br />Comment on blogs<br />Recommend favorite blogs to other teachers<br />2 popular services for blog publishing<br />Blogger –easier interface but with limits<br />Wordpress –can develop websites<br />
  20. 20. Participating: Reading Blogs<br />Going to the url of each blog you read can be timely and hard to track<br />Use an RSS Reader to read favorite blogs<br />a web application which aggregates syndicated web content (news, blogs, podcasts and vlogs) in a single location for easy viewing. <br />Google Reader<br />FeedDemon (designed for Windows)<br />
  21. 21. Participating: RSS Reader<br />How does an RSS reader work?<br />You “subscribe” to blogs and “tell” the reader<br />The reader aggregates all new posts into one place<br />
  22. 22. Creating: Blogger<br />Blogger is powered by Google<br />Use your gmail to login<br />Easy set up with templates that can be customized<br />Limits to embedding pictures<br />Limits to privacy<br />
  23. 23. Creating: Wordpress<br />Wordpress<br />More complex options, but you need to be savvy<br />Lots of privacy options<br />No template editing<br />You own your content<br />*See a blogger vs. wordpress comparison chart by clicking here.<br />
  24. 24. Creating & Participating: File Sharing<br />Use the internet to find templates, worksheets, and various other “written” aids<br />Scribd<br />Share .pdfs, .docs, and .jpgswith other users<br />Can be glitchy depending on browser platform<br />Slideshare<br />Primarily for sharing .ppts<br />Share .pdfs, .docs, .jpgswith other users<br />Has a button selection to prevent downloading<br />When sharing, consider using pdfs and/or making your documents “read only”<br />
  25. 25. Participating: Pinterest<br />Easiest way to participate without a blog or website<br />
  26. 26. Creating: Websites<br />Why create a website?<br />A website is like creating your ultimate online profile<br />Adds professional clout to your online presence<br />Use to direct visitors to your web “haunts”<br />Important for sales<br />Popular online platforms for website creation<br />Webs.com (offers free hosting)<br />Wix.com (flash based, offers free hosting)<br />
  27. 27. Creating: Webs.com<br />Simple platform for creating websites<br />Great for simple, information-based sites<br />Offers free website hosting<br />
  28. 28. Creating: Wix.com<br />A flash-based platform to create websites<br />“drop and click” style interface<br />Offers free website hosting<br />
  29. 29. Participating & Sharing:Flickr<br />Flickr is one of many photo sharing sites <br />Powered by Yahoo<br />Join different groups to share photos <br />Share 200 photos free, 200+ photos $25/year<br />Easy to have photo misappropriated <br />
  30. 30. Tools: Smarthistory.org<br />An online, free, non-profit, interactive art history timeline<br />One of Time Magazine’s top sites of 2011<br />Possible applications<br />Student research projects<br />Quick in-class art history reviews<br />
  31. 31. Tools: ArtBabble.org<br />Considered the “YouTube” of the arts scene; compiles videos from museums and modern day artists.<br />Partners include: <br />Indianapolis Museum of Art<br />Art Institute of Chicago<br />J. Paul Getty Museum<br />Hammer Museum<br />Los Angeles County Museum of Art<br />Museum of Modern Art<br />The New York Public Library<br />San Francisco Museum of Modern Art<br />San Jose Museum of Art<br />Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum<br />Smithsonian American Art Museum<br />Van Gogh Museum<br />
  32. 32. Tools: Glogster.com<br />An interactive, digital poster-maker<br />Alternative engagement for students<br />Great project option<br />Sample<br />
  33. 33. Tools: Voki<br />Create customizable avatars that include voice<br />Use for engagement<br />Use for projects<br />
  34. 34. Tools:Tagxedo<br />Online app that gathers popular words from a text to create an image<br />Can use your own image or a pre-saved <br />Use to introduce ideas <br />Use as a project<br />
  35. 35. Online Etiquette<br />Once it is online, it is there forever<br />Always link to info you use that is not yours<br />Do not publish how-to guides that are based (not inspired) by the work of someone else<br />When you blog about a project you/your class did that was inspired from another art educator, it is courteous to link to the source of inspiration<br />
  36. 36. Questions?<br />

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