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A Paper Folding Project - Paul Haeberli of Silicon Graphics, Inc.

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6 to 12
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Follow an illustrated step-by-step procedure to make folded paper sculpture. Use the demo on screen or as a lesson plan. This site also includes links to other studio art ideas ...more
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Follow an illustrated step-by-step procedure to make folded paper sculpture. Use the demo on screen or as a lesson plan. This site also includes links to other studio art ideas and "quickies."

tag(s): origami (16)

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Have students try out this site on individual computers, or as a learning center. The most effective way to use this site is to allow students to work on it in pairs so they can easily assist each other. This would be an interesting addition to any lesson plan on origami, or in a language arts class, during a unit on a book such as "The Paper Crane."

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Global Children's Art Project

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1 to 12
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This site offers a rotating collection of pictures submitted by children from around the world. Students can view pictures in either thumbnails or full size, grouped by age and country,...more
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This site offers a rotating collection of pictures submitted by children from around the world. Students can view pictures in either thumbnails or full size, grouped by age and country, and can also submit their own artwork. Offers interesting perspective on how other cultures see themselves and their world.

tag(s): artists (81)

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Share this site with students and encourage them to create their own artwork. Share student creations on your class website as a rotating gallery of student work. Use a tool like Animoto,

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Chauvet Cave in the Ardeche Region of France - French Government

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3 to 12
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Discovered in December, 1994, this cave holds multiple cave paintings available on the site as enlargeable images. These images could provide visual stimulation for art lessons on primitive...more
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Discovered in December, 1994, this cave holds multiple cave paintings available on the site as enlargeable images. These images could provide visual stimulation for art lessons on primitive art. (vocabulary is high level, images good for all ages) -

tag(s): france (37), painting (66)

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Use the images on this site to create a visual discovery activity in your classroom, introducing the topic of prehistoric cave drawings. Select 3-5 images from this site, choosing the most powerful and moving images. Placing the images on individual slides, allow students 1-2 minutes to observe each image. During that time period, students should be taking notes based on what they observe, predict and infer about each image. The more powerful and detailed the image is, the more information students can take out. After the class has observed all the chosen images, have a class discussion based on the notes students took. This is a great way to introduce content in a way that gets students thinking, as well as avoiding the typical lecture format.

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Alexander Calder - An Exhibition from the National Gallery of Art - National Gallery of Art

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4 to 12
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Take a look at the work of artist Alexander Calder through the National Gallery's Calder exhibit. Select the link to works of art to view online images availale in the ...more
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Take a look at the work of artist Alexander Calder through the National Gallery's Calder exhibit. Select the link to works of art to view online images availale in the exhibit. Images include information about donors and media used for art pieces.

tag(s): art history (80), artists (81), sculpture (20)

In the Classroom

Include this site with others when teaching about artists and different art styles. Ask students to use an online infographic creator like Canva, reviewed here following their research to share information about a piece of art or an artist.

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Into Animation - British Film Institute

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4 to 12
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The British Film Institute offers this site which details the evolution of animation from its crude beginnings in the late 19th century to today's sophisticated computer simulations....more
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The British Film Institute offers this site which details the evolution of animation from its crude beginnings in the late 19th century to today's sophisticated computer simulations. The site treats animation as an art form, and provides a number of examples of how animation trends mirror those elsewhere in the art world. This site puts an interesting spin on a topic with which most students are already familiar.

tag(s): animation (62)

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1925 - Year in Review

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8 to 12
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This section of a larger art site features works by international artists who were active in the 1920s. It includes images, descriptions, and links to other background material and...more
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This section of a larger art site features works by international artists who were active in the 1920s. It includes images, descriptions, and links to other background material and information. Useful for students learning about 20th century art or the social and cultural history of the period. Individually published.

tag(s): art history (80)

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Macbeth's Birnam Wood

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9 to 12
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An artist's rendition; from the Tate Gallery, London. ...more
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An artist's rendition; from the Tate Gallery, London.

tag(s): macbeth (10), shakespeare (111)

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ArtsEdNet - Getty Education Institute

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1 to 12
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This site provides lesson plans and curriculum ideas segmented into elementary, middle school, and high school levels, including ideas for integration into regular curriculum. The site...more
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This site provides lesson plans and curriculum ideas segmented into elementary, middle school, and high school levels, including ideas for integration into regular curriculum. The site also has image galleries and understandable links within the site to make it usable for all.

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Search the site to find the appropriate grade level and subject for your classroom. Take advantage of the multitudes of free lesson plans offered.

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Jackson Pollock - National Gallery of Art

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9 to 12
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This site offers a collection of images of contemporary artist Jackson Pollock's work, along with biographical information describing Pollock's life and work. The images are large enough...more
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This site offers a collection of images of contemporary artist Jackson Pollock's work, along with biographical information describing Pollock's life and work. The images are large enough to use as study aids. Created to accompany an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the content is executed with their customary thoroughness.

tag(s): biographies (91)

In the Classroom

Share this site with students as part of any ongoing artist study unit. Include a link to the site in Symbaloo, reviewed here along with other sites for students to explore. Ask students to create an artwork in the style of Jackson Pollock and share their work using a digital portfolio tool like Seesaw, reviewed here.

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BrainPOP Free Stuff - BrainPop

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K to 12
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Visit this fabulously FREE site, created by BrainPop, to find a wealth of interactives, videos, lesson plans, and more. Wow - doesn't even begin to describe the wide array of ...more
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Visit this fabulously FREE site, created by BrainPop, to find a wealth of interactives, videos, lesson plans, and more. Wow - doesn't even begin to describe the wide array of topics and subjects. The best part is the FREE stuff for BrainPop Espanol, BrainPop Jr, and BrainPop ESL. Some of the specific topics include: Harlem Renaissance, Civil War, Blogs, Angles, DNA, Stocks & Shares, Digital Animation, and MANY others. These were the FREE topics at the time of this review, and of course is subject to change.

tag(s): angles (88), blogs (84), charts and graphs (198), civil war (144), digital storytelling (156), dna (65), energy (208), grammar (210), harlem (8), internet safety (118), main idea (8), mars (40), martin luther king (36), nutrition (158), shakespeare (111), stock market (14), women (94)

In the Classroom

Use this tool to find lessons and/or animations in a variety of topic areas. There are "ready to go" movies and more in health, social studies, art & music, engineering & technology, and other topics. Share the sites on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Provide this link on your class website for students to access both in and out of the class. Save this link in your favorites and check back to see "what's new."
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Lightbox - Time

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Explore cutting-edge technology and video from the photo editors of Time with a daily blog from Lightbox. Time Lightbox features photos and videos of current events, behind the scenes,...more
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Explore cutting-edge technology and video from the photo editors of Time with a daily blog from Lightbox. Time Lightbox features photos and videos of current events, behind the scenes, new exhibits, books, and technology. Take another critical view of current events with photos never released or ways never portrayed. This daily, behind the scenes look, lets you know what is happening on the front lines, through photojournalism with portraits, faces, and events that are changing our history. The images give you a mix into the artistic world of photojournalism with a closer look at our world.

tag(s): cross cultural understanding (124), images (278), photography (155)

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Lightbox offers applications into many subject areas in the classroom. In social studies, world histories, or current events look closer at the portrayal of current events. Use this site as an anticipatory set or "activator" to introduce a unit or lesson on a projector or interactive whiteboard. Analyze the viewpoint given by the media and compare to the behind the scenes look at Lightbox. What are the stories, experiences, and effects behind the news? How does history change the lives of people? Discover multiple viewpoints that might come to life from these riveting images. Follow current events and bring them to a personal level for students. In Art classes, dive into the art of photojournalism with composition, style, space, and elements of design. Bring to life a study of current photographers portraying messages in unique manners. In Language Arts class, determine characterization, story, or details discovered in each image. Challenge students to link to one of the photos, and then narrate the photo as if it were a news report using UtellStory, reviewed here. Create audio recordings AND choose a location (on a map) where the story takes place with Zeemaps, reviewed here. Use images as ready-made writing prompts for current events or writing classes. Develop multiple points of view into well-known events to share, debate, and discover how people are affected. Lightbox will make any blog become dazzling and poignant. Keep students active, reflective, and involved in current events in an intriguing, visual way. ELL/ESL learners will benefit from the extra information shown in each photograph. Challenge gifted learners to analyze and synthesize current events in ways that they have yet to discover! Remember that these images are copyrighted, so the best way to display them on a blog or other web project is as a LINKED image. COPY the direct image URL by RIGHT-clicking on the image itself and choosing "copy image location" on a Mac or "Properties" on a windows computer. Most web tools allow you to insert images by URL, so you can paste the URL to make it display on your blog, wiki, UtellStory, Glog, etc.
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BridgeURL - BridgeURL

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K to 12
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Share a number of URL's easily with just one link. Simply enter a title, enter the URL's, and click "Create Link." BridgeURL makes it easy to share the URL's. ...more
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Share a number of URL's easily with just one link. Simply enter a title, enter the URL's, and click "Create Link." BridgeURL makes it easy to share the URL's.

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Create a simple link with this free resource. No sign up is required for use. Use the sliders in the two sections to navigate between the links. Hover the mouse over sections to see the 'Next' or 'Previous' link. Click on the box icon on the top of the slider to open the link in a new page. Use BridgeURL for anytime that many links need to be shared such as for projects, research, or webquests.
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