iPads in the Art Room

iPads in the Art Room

Today’s technologies have transformed many elements of the human experience including how we connect, communicate, and how we gather information. As such, tools like the iPad are increasingly entering the classroom scene with significant implications for student learning as well as instructor engagement.

This class has been designed proactively with today’s tech enthusiasts in mind. Contemporary resources concerning tablets at large are introduced and debated. Specific applications are explored, along with practical suggestions for both teacher and student usage. As a student in iPads in the Art Room, you will become proficient in a variety of applications as you prepare and present dynamic lessons demonstrating meaningful incorporation of these contemporary tools.

2
Graduate Credits
90
Contact Hours Total
Graduate Credits / PD Hours 2 Graduate Credits / 90 PD Hours
Price Non-Graduate Credit $398.00 / Graduate Credit $698.00
Timeline
Fri Sat
Jun 1 Jun 30
Upcoming Course Run Dates
Jun 1 Jun 30
 
Jul 1 Jul 31
Aug 1 Aug 31
Only 6 days remaining to enroll in this course.
Course Code
EDUC500 AOE010
Graduate Credit Partner

Takeaways

  • Reflect upon the evolution of iPad usage in the art classroom by building and accessing an evolving library of resources.
  • Anticipate the implications of tech tools like the iPad in the classroom, while planning appropriate introduction, usage, and care.
  • Establish proficiency in a variety of digital applications to enhance the creative process for students.
  • Plan for varied instructional needs among students when it comes to tech tools.
  • Prepare advocacy measures to communicate appropriate and meaningful usage of tablet technologies.

Course Breakdown

Week 1
iPad Basics
  1. Look at previous and emerging research concerning iPads and tablet technologies at large.
  2. Share your personal and professional views concerning iPads in the classroom setting.
  3. Prepare a soapbox video sharing your insights with the class and beyond.
  4. Set a series of Smart Goals concerning classroom management and set-up with iPads.
  5. Preview ways iPads can support assessment strategies.
Week 2
Drawing, painting and 3d Design
  1. Look at real artists in action as they maximize the iPad for creative purposes.
  2. Experiment with a series of drawing, painting and 3D design applications.
  3. Choose one tool to create a mini masterpiece.
  4. Develop a meaningful lesson which incorporates an iPad application in meaningful ways.
  5. Create a supplemental resource to accompany your lesson plan.
Week 3
Photo, Video and Digital Storytelling
  1. Look at more artists in action as they maximize the iPad for creative purposes.
  2. Experiment with a series of photo, video and digital storytelling applications.
  3. Choose one tool to create a mini masterpiece.
  4. Develop a meaningful lesson which incorporates an iPad application in meaningful ways.
  5. Create a supplemental resource to accompany your lesson plan.
Week 4
Celebrating Technology
  1. Explore applications associated with museums, galleries and other educational efforts.
  2. Consider the role of social media in broadcasting and celebrating iPads in the art classroom.
  3. Look at how several educators are using social media applications in positive and proactive ways, and create an action plan for your own professional implementation.
  4. Assemble a final portfolio illustrating your learning from this course.
  5. Prepare final reflections concerning the iPad in your classroom setting.

Let’s Talk iPads


A sample assignment from Week 1 of the class “iPads in the Art Room.”

1. Research


Choose at least two categories from the provided iPad web quest and explore the resources provided. Choose categories which you connect with personally and professionally.

2. Practical, Hands-On Application


Following your iPad WebQuest, get on your digital soapbox! Have your professional opinions concerning these digital tools changed? Or, are you re-affirmed in your original stance concerning iPads? Prepare an informal 30-second to 1-minute video speech detailing your feelings concerning the iPad (or any tablet computer for that matter) in the art classroom.

3. Discussion


Share the live link to your soapbox video. Describe the process you took to plan, execute, and share this work. Was this experience comfortable for you? Did you run into any technical issues? How did you address those issues? How do you envision sharing your soapbox video beyond this course section and as an advocacy tool?
Juliann E.
"I felt like this class helped me to not only discover new apps, but really use them and plan ways to involve them in my classroom. I loved having all the perspectives and feedback from colleagues from across the country which expanded my view of how I can approach things in new and differing ways. Thanks for another invigorating dose of professional development!"
Jodi L.
"This was an amazing experience! The collaboration between art teachers was so enriching. It has been 20 years since I had a class with and for art education. I will be signing up again."
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What do past course participants think?

Hundreds of art teachers have taken the course “iPads in the Art Room”. Here’s what they actually think — without cherry-picking.
(12 month rolling average from all post-course survey respondents – Updated 6/1/17)

97%

"THE COURSE CONTENT WAS RELEVANT AND UP-TO-DATE"

94%

"MY INSTRUCTOR PROVIDED VALUE-ADDED CONTRIBUTIONS TO ENHANCE DISCUSSIONS AND ENGAGE STUDENTS."

97%

"I ACHIEVED THE GOALS I SET AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS COURSE."

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