Showing posts with label Art galleries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art galleries. Show all posts

Friday, May 15, 2020

Ten Ways to Use Wakelet

One of the reasons that Wakelet has become popular in schools in the last couple of years is that it can be used for a wide range of activities. It's also popular because it can be used in a wide range of grade levels and subject areas. I mentioned this in a webinar that I hosted yesterday afternoon. This morning I woke up still thinking about that so I made a list of ideas for using Wakelet. Here are ten ways that Wakelet can be used by students and teachers.

If you've never tried Wakelet, watch this video to learn how to get started. 

1. Make an online art gallery.
Wakelet lets you upload images to display. Students, their parents, or you can take pictures of their artwork then upload it to a collaborative Wakelet collection. You can even embed that collection into a website.



2. Make and share instructional videos.
Last year Wakelet integrated Flipgrid's video recording tool. You can use this to create instructional videos within a Wakelet collection. This can be a great way to organize a series of instructional videos around a topic or unit that you're teaching.



3. Question/ Picture/ Video of the Day.
If you're not using a learning management system that contains an easy way to post daily prompts for your students to reply to, consider using Wakelet. You can post a prompt and have your students reply by writing a reply, recording a video, or by uploading an image. Just make sure you've enabled collaboration on your Wakelet collections.

4. Organize research.
Use Wakelet's browser extension to save links and files while researching a topic for paper or presentation. Use the "easy reorder" option in your Wakelet collection when you need to sort your resources.


5. At-home activity collections.
Parents are looking for suggestions for educational activities they can do at home with their kids. Create a Wakelet collection to share suggestions with parents. You might even consider enabling collaboration on the collection and letting parents contribute to the collection.

6. Video collections.
Want to do more than just make a playlist in YouTube? Consider making a collection of videos in Wakelet. You can include videos from many sources besides YouTube and organize collections by theme or topic.

7. Archive a Twitter chat.
Do you participate in Twitter chats? Do you want to have a record of that chat? You can import a Twitter hashtag into a Wakelet collection.

8. Simple blog or journal.
You can write as much or as little as you like in a post in a Wakelet collection. Use this as a simple way to create an online journal that can be public or private.

9. Aspirations board.
Use Wakelet as a place to share goals or aspirations. These collections could feature pictures, writing, or both.

10. End-of-year reflections and highlights.
Create a collaborative Wakelet collection in which students share their reflections or highlights from the school year.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Art Babble - Videos About Art

Art Babble is a video website designed and maintained by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The purpose of Art Babble is to provide a place for people to learn about the creation of art, artists, and collections through quality video productions. Visitors to Art Babble will find videos related to many forms of and formats for art. Browse the video channels and you'll find videos covering a wide array of topics including abstract art, European Art and Design, African Art, graphic design, glass, sculpture, surrealism, and much more.

Embedded below is a video from Art Babble about the art of Frank Gohlke.


I learned about Art Babble on Twitter, but I forgot to note who I first saw post it. If it was you that shared it with me, please let me know so I can credit you.

Applications for Education
Art Babble could be a great resource for anyone teaching art appreciation courses. Some of the videos on Art Babble could also provide the inspiration some students are looking for to get started on their own works of art.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
ArtsEdge - Podcasts and Lesson Plans
Smarthistory - A Multimedia Art History Book
Ansel Adams's Yosemite

Friday, June 25, 2010

Pullfolio - Portfolio Service for Flickr Photos

If you're a Flickr user, at one point or another you may have wished for a better way to display your photo sets. If that's the case for you, Pullfolio has an answer for you. Pullfolio provides Flickr users with a way to display their image collections in aesthetically pleasing online portfolios. Pullfolio provides a series of free templates for displaying your images in portfolios and slideshows. Pullfolio also gives you the ability to assign a unique url to your online portfolio.

Applications for Education
Pullfolio could be a good tool for photography teachers and students to collate and display their work.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tour the Sistine Chapel Online

Most of my students will not visit the Sistine Chapel anytime in the foreseeable future, but that doesn't mean they can't explore the frescoes and paintings of the Sistine Chapel. The Vatican Museums website hosts a fairly detailed virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel. The tour allows visitors to zoom in on small areas and details of the interior of the Sistine Chapel. Visitors to the virtual tour can turn 360 degrees to view the interior of the Sistine Chapel from various angles.










In addition to the tour of the Sistine Chapel the Vatican Museums host virtual tours of five other places and exhibits. Those tours are the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, the Gregorian Etruscan Museum, Raphael's Rooms, Pinacoteca, and the Ethnological Missionary Museum.

Open Culture provided me with the lead on these virtual tours.

Applications for Education
You could search the Internet and find many of the images that are seen in these virtual tours. However, the virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel allows students to explore at their own pace. Students using the virtual tour can zoom-in on images to gain a better view of the details than they would find in most images on the web.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
ArtsEdge - Podcasts and Lesson Plans
Blogs for Art Teachers
The Bayeux Tapestry Animated

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ansel Adams's Yosemite

The New York Times has a great article and interactive feature about Ansel Adams's photography of Yosemite National Park. The interactive feature includes nine of Ansel Adams's photographs. When visitors click on a photograph it enlarges and a woman's voice narrates a short story about Adams's photography. In addition to the photographs there is an interactive map that displays the year in which and the place in the park where Adams took each photograph.












Applications for Education
This interactive feature is obviously a nice resource for art teachers. The interactive feature from The New York Times is also a great stimulus for lessons on American History. Teachers can tie in Adams's work and the development of the National Park system envisioned by Theodore Roosevelt.

Teachers looking for more lesson plan ideas about Ansel Adams should visit the PBS web page about Ansel Adams.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Exploring Art Through Geography

Geo Coded Art is a collection of landscape, seascape, and cityscape paintings. The collection can be browsed by artist, by painting title, or by location. No matter how you browse, once you've found a painting, click on it to view it on a Google Map or Bing Map. Once you're on the map you can browse for other paintings created in the same region.

Applications for Education
Geo Coded Art could be a great resource for teachers who would like to combine a geography and or history lesson with an art lesson.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Online Art Education - Smithsonian Art Museum
Blogs for Art Teachers
Kodak Lesson Plans

Monday, January 25, 2010

MOOM - Museum of Online Museums

MOOM, the Museum of Online Museums, is a list of museums that offer online exhibitions. In some cases the museums include virtual tours and in other cases the museums online exhibits are simple photo galleries. Some of the notable museums featured in the Museum of Online Museums include the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Applications for Education
Art teachers looking for examples of all manner of art work to share with their students would do well to start their searches at the Museum of Online Museums.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
ArtsEdge - Podcasts and Lesson Plans
Blogs for Art Teachers