Q: What are some ways teachers can use ArtsConnectEd with an interactive whiteboard?
I am an K-12 art specialist. I just got a whiteboard for my classroom and am looking for ideas on how to use ArtsConnectEd with this exciting new tool.
Anonymous, Art Educator
A: ArtsConnectEd and Interactive Whiteboard Ideas
Interactive Whiteboards and ArtsConnectEd:
Online Interactive Whiteboard Resources:
- Learn the principles and elements of art by showing a slide and having students take turns drawing principle or element on the slide.
- Outline the negative and positive space
- Draw the different types of lines and write what type of line it is
- Draw a line down the middle to discover symmetry
- Circle the emphasis/ focal point
- Draw the pattern
- Outline and label the shapes
- Find an artwork with linear perspective. Draw lines to find the vanishing point.
- In an artwork that has large blocks of color, discuss primary and secondary colors. Label the colors. Teach color mixing by coloring between two primary colors with the new secondary color marker.
- Use the highlighter tool to change the color of an artwork. Discuss how color changes the mood.
- Use the double slide feature to compare pieces of artwork. Have the students circle and highlight the areas that are similar and different in corresponding colors.
- Create a set and have the students take turns rearranging the slides based on what order they think fits the theme. Explain their ordering system.
- In the Text section, choose an article or docent manual and read it as a class. Highlight and circle important concepts, write notes on the side, and refer back to slides for images.
- In the Text section, do an Instructional Material worksheet together as a group project. Take turns and let the students fill in their answers.
- While looking at a set, take turns writing adjectives that describe the artwork. Discuss the reactions.
- Learn about different art mediums by viewing slides and watching videos about the techniques. Good introductory tool when starting a new project. (“Printmaking” Collector Set is a great example)
- Look at “A Good Read” Collector Set and answer the questions together before reading the answers. Write answers in the space next to the images.
- Look at portraits (or “Portraits” Collector Set) and draw a background or add a speech bubble. Use the double slide feature and create a dialogue between two artworks.