Monday, January 30, 2012

Tool #4

I created a Google Document and shared it with several others.  This is an important asset, as I can create written documentation on particular topics an then receive input and opinions from my colleagues and students.  In addition, I created a sample Google Form for my golf team, which I plan to continue developing in order to fine-tune questions for future team members.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tool #3

I was able to find out how to link up videos from YouTube to my posts that are related to our upcoming project.  There are many wonderful video resources on the web, and I really enjoy using YouTube as an example.  There is such a wide variety of topics and examples that are accessible to both educators and students.  One video that I referenced is a demonstration on Facial Proportions, set to music.  It is slightly faster than real time and a great visual for the students.  The second video is a clip of Chuck Close, a famous contemporary portrait artist, discussing the importance and reasoning behind his choice in subject matter.  I learned by reading over the information in Tool #3 that there websites, such as youtube, and other accessible educational sites, are ok legally to show to anyone.  As long as they are being used for educational purposes to view, this should be ok with regard to copyright laws.  I created a drop box and do see the potential benefits of this in a sharing capacity. 

Chuck Close on Why Portraits?

In conjunction with our upcoming project on portraits, I found a video clip on contemporary artist Chuck Close.  The footage shows examples of his work, as well as reasons for his subject matter choice.  He talks briefly about the importance of Portraits and why he has concentrated on them over the past years.

Facial Proportions

In our next project, students will be learning proportions of the human head, in order to render a portrait in pencil.  I found a nice video demonstration on Facial Proportions.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tool #2

After reading through the material, several tries, and with the help of a fellow blogger, I finally was able to post comments and begin the communication process:) Let's keep going on from here!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tool One

Well I created my blog and a Voki.  The experience began slowly, but after following along with the videos, it ended up well.