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Welcome to Your New Art Resource Page for Teachers! The title for this Wiki came from the idea of having a central place to access theoretical and practical resources for your art classrooms. The title, itself, stands for "Portage Art Teachers' Resources". The 'la' makes it specific to Portage LA Prairie.

As your host, I hope to provide you with practical lesson ideas and tips for your art program. I plan to include information on coming art events and opportunities for you and your students. Check back here regularily as I will be constantly updating and changing the content of this Wiki. I hope to offer feature ideas BRUSHES APP, SMCLENEHAN on this page regularly and hope you will adapt them to your needs.
I also welcome all educators to join this wiki and offer your ideas.

SHERREE McLENEHAN, Organizer and Creator
(I reserve the right to manage all content on this wiki.)

Click on any of the pages to the left for ideas. Check out the new page on 'Wikis and Widgets and Blogs', created from our BYTE Conference. Thanks to contributors!

New art wiki from BYTE.

COLLECTION OF SITES FOR ARTISTIC PURSUITS

What do you want to do?
Software Downloads:

Websites:
Example
Animation
Downloads:
Best choice:
Scratch - MIT's free download to teach programing and create animations
Storytelling Alice
• Animation-ish $
Easy animation program - learn animation, flipbook.
Animation websites in Live Binder:
http://livebinders.com/edit?id=14781#

http://www.xtranormal.com/
http://zimmertwins.com
http://www.doink.com/
•http://goanimate.com/
http://domo.goanimate.com/ comic animations
Thomas Edison animation: http://zimmertwins.com/node/929857




Book Report - also see Digital Storytelling
•Museum Box

•Glogster
•Photostory-Microsoft
*Microsoft MovieMaker
•iMovie-Apple
http://voicethread.com/#home create book report, peer review/assessment
http://museumbox.e2bn.org/creator/ six sided cube, each side can contain text, graphics, video, audio
http://www.glogster.com/ Poster with audio, video, graphics
The Things They Carried
Language Arts Lesson Plan Glogster
http://thethingstheycarry.pbworks.com/

Teacher uses blog, wiki, voicethread, photostory, glogster as the themes and important information from the book are discussed.
Brainstorming
wallwisher
edistorm
Also See Graphic Organizers
•http://www.creaza.com/ graphic organizer, cartoon strip, video & audiovideo.
•http://www.wallwisher.com/build
Popplet stickies and drawing tools to connect to stickies, videos etc.
•http://www.edistorm.com business and education applications. Post problem, and all add their ideas/solutions to solve. Use for group projects. Group votes on ideas they like best, and volunteer for their role in project.

http://www.edistorm.com/storms/sort/1155/Need_Solutions_for_Wrigley_Gum_Packaging_




Comics
Create a comic strip for writing or reading understanding.
Comics links in LiveBinder:
http://livebinders.com/edit?id=14781
Comic Links:http://www.bitstrips.com/create/comic/ with ability to position characters and other unique features
http://www.creaza.com/ graphic organizer, cartoon strip, video & audio
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/comic/
•http://www.toondoo.com/ - create comic books with multiple pages to tell a story
http://superherosquad.marvel.com/create_your_own_comic
•Witty Comics
Write Comics
http://www.toolsforeducators.com/
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http://www.befunky.com/ - change pictures into comics

http://comeeko.com - Change pictures into comics
Voicethread of comics created by students with peer review
for Wisdom Tales Comic Adaptations:
http://voicethread.com/#q+language+arts.b781399.i4146884
Toondoo allows multiple page books to be created. This one is about Leonardo DaVinci.
http://www.toondoo.com/toonbooks/211154




create Dice, Bingo Cards, Board Games
Print Dice for cubing,
http://www.toolsforeducators.com/

Digital Storytelling
Use Movie Maker, iMovie,
http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/50+Ways
•Cost of Chocolate
•Who should be on a Stamp

(See student samples for lesson plan, and other guides)
Diorama/Shadow Box

•http://museumbox.e2bn.org/
Multiple levels, 6 sides that allow text, graphics, multimedia, audio
Holocaust Museum Box
Drawing
Tux Paint(Free Download),
Kid Pix($)
•http://sketchfu.com/
- able to download your drawings
http://livebrush.com/

eBook
Calibre http://calibre-ebook.com/
Create eBook - to be read on eReader devices or online. Download multiple formats.

eBook .ePub format
Open standard for most eReaders
Create multimedia ePub:
*• bookbin (mac or pc) http://bookbin.sourceforge.net/
Calibre http://calibre-ebook.com/
Pages (mac purchase)
Open Standard ePub
Convert to epub format, download
http://2epub.com - convert word, pdf to epub format (images, text, hyperlink)
Create, read, download, share with group:
http://edu.epubbud.com - convert word, pdf or create (images, audio, video, text, hyperlinks)
Upload & Read ePub online
http://bookworm.oreilly.com/





Graphic Organizer & Brainstorming
Inspiration
www.classtools.net- timeline, fishbone diagram, venn diagram, jigsaw pieces for sequence or process or timeline, and much more.
http://www.exploratree.org.uk/app/?document_id=7861&permission_id=template
http://popplet.com/ graphic organizer with ability to use pictures
http://debategraph.org/ global collaborative site - try this one
http://bubbl.us/
http://www.creaza.com/ graphic organizer, cartoon strip, video & audiovideo.

http://www.text2mindmap.com Outline to graphic organizer

http://www.wisemapping.com
http://www.mindomo.com

http://mywebspiration.com/
http://www.gliffy.com/
http://wallwisher.com - post what you know on the wall - pre (as they walk in the room) & post test (as they leave the room)
http://livebinder.com - tabs on one page gives you all the online resources you want teachers or students to use.
The best classroom organizer that accomodates higher level thinking skills is www. exploratree.org.uk - check this one out.
Literature Circle
Social Network
www.edmodo.com - Middle School/High School
http://www.twiducate.com/avatar.php?img=28 Social Network for Schools
http://grou.ps/ - High school/Adults

Use Edmodo to discuss books by setting up chapters and allowing everyone to write and comment.
Magazine

http://openzine.com/ Create your own magazine and share or keep private





Music
Music Royalty free download
http://freeplaymusic.com/
http://freemusicarchive.org/
http://www.jamendo.com/en/

Music
Create Music
http://www.jamstudio.com/Studio/index.htm
http://www.soundation.com/

Newsletter
create newsletter, photojournal, travel journal
http://letterpop.com/examples.php

Newspaper
Read the newspaper
http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/
graphic organizer of a variety of newspapers based on subject or topic placed in search box




Photo Editing
GIMP(Free Download)
Adobe Photoshop Elements($)
Blabberize & smashmash - make your pictures move and talk
https://www.photoshop.com/
http://www.thepiclab.com/
http://fotoflexer.com/
http://www.pixlr.com/
http://www.befunky.com/
http://comeeko.com
http://www.blabberize.com/ Make your pictures talk
http://www.smashmash.tv/create.php (free download) Make your pictures talk and move
fotobabble create talking photos from your existing photos
http://picfont.com/ add text and scribble and/or poster border to your pictures
Use befunky to create artistic rendering of photos
or comeeko to convert pictures to cartoons
Photos free to use
Photos to use in projects
FreeFoto: http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp
Morgue: http://www.morguefile.com/

Pics4Learning: http://www.pics4learning.com/

Public Domain Photo Database Photo: http://www.pdphoto.org/

Public Domain Photos: http://www.public-domain-photos.com/

Flickr Free Use Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/freeuse
http://www.sxc.hu/





Podcast
Audacity with lame.dll
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
http://www.buzzsprout.com/

http://gabcast.com/index.php
http://www.vocaroo.com/






Poster/Collage
Glogster.com
http://edu.glogster.com/ - create a multimedia

poster or collage
http://www.shapecollage.com/

http://bighugelabs.com/
http://www.vuvox.com/collage
frogs (kmz) Glogster & Google Earth


Diamonte Wordle Glogster.pdf Glogster & Wordle
War of Independence Timeline Glogster with references
Civil Rights, 9-11 Glogster Products
Pythagorean Theorem Process
Post Card
Publisher -Microsoft
bighugelabs.com
http://bighugelabs.com/





Presentations
Presentation using online shadow box
http://museumbox.e2bn.org/creator/
Student Example: Roaring 20's http://museumbox.e2bn.org/creator/viewer/show/3492
Publish writings as eBook in ePub format
iBook Pages for mac
epubbud online for mac or pc
Create instructional guides, textbooks or student written work and create an eBook in ePub format. ePub can be read online, or on eReader devices such as iPhone, iPod, iPad, Nook, Sony and other eReaders. Take student written work and convert it to ePub so family and students can read their work on eReaders.
Look at student examples at:
http://2epub.wikispaces.com
2epub - convert pdf to epub format:
2epub Instructions.pdf
iBook Pages (mac) Instructions:
Using_Pages_to_Create_ePub_Files.pdf
epubbud online instructions:
Epubbud_InstructionsF-4-2011.pdf
student and content examples:
http://2epub.wikispaces.com
Publish Student Work
Use web 2.0 and publish in a variety of ways
http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit/37038
Livebinder, Postero,Wikispaces, PBworks, Wikiped, World66,Slideshow, Glogster,ipadio,Storybird, Toondo,SchoolTube, Extranormal





Puzzle Maker
Discovery Puzzle Maker
http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/
WordSearchSetupForm.asp





Shadow Box/Diorama

http://museumbox.e2bn.org/
Holocaust Museum Box




Video
Movie Maker, iMovie, Photostory,
Picasa3 or Jing with document camera,
PC or MAC: Premiere Elements ($), Premiere ($$$), Final Cut($$$)
MAC:
http://voicethread.com/ with narration, peer commenting
http://animoto.com/,
Edit, create video online using video clips, graphics, text, transitions. Create narration using Audacity, and Save as flash, avi, or mov. Download link is sent to your email.
http://www.creaza.com/ graphic organizer, cartoon strip, video & audiovideo.

Video - paper slide video
camera, Movie Maker, iMovie, document camera
Use equipment is available to you. Use document camera with Microsoft Movie maker or Google Picasa 3 to capture video and record audio. Use a video camera, or flip camera, or cell phone.
1. A paper slide video on how to create paper slide videos
Paper Slide show instructions

Student written and illustrated story
Natalie's Book.wmv

Teacher created - reading a story
The Mitten_mpeg4.mp4


PBIS
Click here videos embedded for you to

Video, Screen capture Instructional
Microsoft Community Clips(Free add in)Camtasia ($)

Camstudio (free download)
Jing(free download)
Screen Cast o matic - online
Screen Toaster
http://www.jingproject.com/ download Jing (6 minutes of screen capture)
http://screencast-o-matic.com/ (15 minutes) Includes audio(may require computer settings for audio)
http://www.screentoaster.com/

http://camstudio.org/
Instructions for taking a picture of screen





Whiteboard
Collaborative Whiteboard with the ability to use images as background.
cosketch http://www.cosketch.com/
Imagination Cubed http://www.imaginationcubed.com/index.php
Scribblar http://scribblar.com/
800 board http://board800.com/
http://dabbleboard.com/
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Tools for drawing on any document/window on your computer. Useful for projector displays and marking the document. Linktivity has a camera to take a picture of what you have marked up.
-LinktivityPresenter http://www.linktivity.com/presenter.html colored pens, highlighter, eraser, camera
-ScreenMarker colored lines, with thicknesses, shapes, eraser