Monday, January 30, 2012
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
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.
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.