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May 31 Webinar – Digital Art Portfolios Using MLTI Tools

May 30th, 2012 5 comments

Create a Digital Portfolio with MLTI tools.

 

A digital portfolio of student work is not only a record of student achievement but also is a way to share.

We will create digital portfolios with some of the tools available on your MLTI MacBook. A variety of tools will be utilized such as Pages, Keynote and NoteShare.

Bring your MLTI device, along with a few digital files. Roll up your sleeves and join the webinar to create your own digital portfolio.

 

Please click on the Webcasts tab to register. We have upgraded to a new registration system, allowing you to register directly in Adobe Connect, making the whole webinar process smoother and easier! If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Dickson. Click on the time you wish to participate in and you will be directed to an online registration form. Please type your email address carefully as all information will be sent to that address. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with a log in link – please use that link to log into the webinar prior to the start time.

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April 12 Webinar: Art Assessment with MLTI tools

April 11th, 2012 2 comments

Learn to use the tools available on your MLTI MacBook to aid in documenting the learning in your classroom.

Create digital records of student work. Capture formative learning. Organize digital files to aid in assessment and more.

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Specific examples will be demonstrated. Use Photo Booth to record images and video. Use QuickTime Player to record audio, video and even Screen Recording. Use Preview to annotate and resize images.  Then utilize NoteShare to not only manage and collect data but also to critique art works.

There are lots of wonderful resources on your MLTI Device.

Bring your questions and your MLTI MacBook. While discussing the why we will demonstrate the how.

Check out this recorded webinar by clicking here.

Please see the MLTI Minutes for even more examples.

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Follow Up: March 8 Webinar, Multimedia Art in the MLTI classroom.

March 10th, 2012 No comments

The Multimedia Art in the MLTI Classroom webinar was a brief introduction to multimedia creation with the MLTI tools. slideexample

The webinar started with an overview of creativity and the creative process in education and the reflection of creativity in our future workforce.

Communication involves more than just consumption therefore introducing students to authoring is also important. The webinar focused on simple animation. Often it is easy to find ways to talk with students about animation. Most students have watched many cartoons.  Students today are great consumers of multimedia let’s make them authors as well.

This webinar demonstrated how to use Keynote as an electronic flip book.  Images drawn with Acorn were copied and pasted onto Keynote slides. Once the sequence of images was arranged the Keynote was shared by exporting as a QuickTime Movie.

Animations are often a form of digital story telling. There are some great tools on your MLTI device to help create stories. Visit the archived webinar with your MLTI device and start creating.

March 8 Webinar, Multimedia Art in the MLTI classroom.

March 7th, 2012 No comments

Multimedia is rapidly becoming a communication tool for todays students. We have movies and videos everywhere we look. A large part of communication is not just consumption but also authoring. Join us for this hands on webinar. Using tools on your MLTI device we will create our own animations. Have you ever drawn a picture on your laptop ? Have you ever wanted to make it into an animation? Bring your MLTI device, roll up your sleeves and get ready to create.

Please click on the Webcasts tab to register. We have upgraded to a new registration system, allowing you to register directly in Adobe Connect, making the whole webinar process smoother and easier! If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Dickson. Click on the time you wish to participate in and you will be directed to an online registration form. Please type your email address carefully as all information will be sent to that address. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with a log in link – please use that link to log into the webinar prior to the start time.

Follow Up to the January 26 – Digital Art Creation with MLTI Tools webinars

January 29th, 2012 No comments

The webinar on January 26 was about making digital art with your MLTI device. We began by looking at art examples of the Initial. Together we critiqued the works by describing what we could see. The Initial can be traced throughout history sometimes changing yet always remaining familiar. The exercise of looking at a piece of art before creating art allows the artist to see how other artists create. It also builds attention to detail. Resources were introduced such as the full encyclopedia on each MLTI device the Creative Commons website (http://creativecommons.org/) and of course the MLTI Minutes, http://minute.maine121.org/ We then rolled up our sleeves and made art.

Making the digital art during a webinar was a challenge yet it was also fun. The risk involved when any teacher tries a new teaching method is always filled with trepidation but usually the rewards are worth the angst. The webinar yielded some beautiful results as can be seen here. http://maine121.org/art-works

We used Acorn to draw our own initial. It was a simple exercise of opening the program and experimenting with the tools on the Tool Palette and colors on the Color Palette. Acorn is an image editor which we used for drawing and painting in this exercise. Acorn is an application on every MLTI device. More about the application can be found here. http://flyingmeat.com/acorn/.

The recording for the January 26 – Digital Art Creation with MLTI Tools webinars can be found here. http://maine121.org/webcasts-2/archives/ If you create an Initial while following along with the recording and you would like to share your art please email it to ahutton@mlti.org and include permission for us to place it on our site with our CC_BY license. (Allows everyone permission to use.)

Also, a special thanks to everyone who participated.

 

January 26th Webinar ~ Digital Art Creation with MLTI Tools 

January 24th, 2012 1 comment

Image of a horse from the Lascaux caves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lascaux2.jpg

Creating art can be traced back almost to the beginning of human kind. Even those with little background in art history have heard of the Lascaux Caves in France where prehistoric drawings and paintings can be found on the walls and ceilings depicting images of animals and humans. Aesthetically these drawings and paintings, thousands of years later, still bring us to imagine their meanings.

If we continue to look back in history we also have the development of text. Illuminated Manuscripts brought us the initial. “The earliest surviving substantive illuminated manuscripts are from the period AD400 to 600, initially produced in Italy and the Eastern Roman Empire.1 These text images can be found in a variety of forms throughout history eventually even appearing at the beginning of fairy tales. Today initials are still in use and can be found in various artworks including street art tags often recognized as graffiti.

A set of sixteenth-century initial capitals, which is missing a few letters http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ornamental_Alphabet_-_16th_Century.svg

The MLTI program has many tools which allow for art creation. Over the years artists have used many materials to engage their interests and talents. We now have the ability to create digital pieces of art. Photography, painting, drawing, music, poetry, movies, stories, comics, to name a few…All these and more can be created with the suite of tools on our MLTI devices. Although traditional art will always be an important part of our cultures we now live in a time where digital images flourish. Digital Literacy includes digital images as well as digital text. Our students will need to know how to use digital tools in many different ways to be successful in their future.

Join us Thursday to explore creating digital art with MLTI tools. This is a hands on session so bring your MLTI device and roll up your sleeves. We will work together to create a piece of digital art

Please click on the Webcasts tab to register. We have upgraded to a new registration system, allowing you to register directly in Adobe Connect, making the whole webinar process smoother and easier! If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Dickson. Click on the time you wish to participate in and you will be directed to an online registration form.  Please type your email address carefully as all information will be sent to that address. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with a log in link – please use that link to log into the webinar prior to the start time.

Notes about the Maine Starter Program

March 31st, 2011 No comments

Thanks to our presenters from Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) for giving us a tour of their service, as well as outlining the details of the Maine Starter Program. This service will improve access to human-narrated audio books, including textbooks, for Maine students with print disabilities. The program includes:

  • A full access landing page for Maine
  • One level 3 membership for the state, which includes 100 books
  • 25 licenses for RFB&D ReadHear for Mac by gh
  • 5 training webinars
  • 1 professional development webinar

Please be sure to watch the recording to learn the details of the program (should be available sometime on 3/31). Contacts for more information include Jenn Dougherty (jdougherty@rfbd.org) and Jayme Cagliuso (jcagliuso@rfbd.org). Jenn and Jayme welcome feedback on the program and how to support the unique needs of your school.

January 14 Webinar – Giving and Getting Feedback

January 11th, 2010 No comments

FeedbackIn our next Writing Process webinar, Giving and Getting Feedback, we will explore how teachers can give students feedback on their writing and how students can give each other feedback. Feedback is an essential part of the writing process and we’ll talk about how descriptive feedback helps students make revisions and redraft to improve their writing pieces. Our guests for this webinar will be Julie Canniff and Sara Needleman, two faculty members of the Teacher Education Department at USM. They will be a part of our conversation about establishing criteria and giving descriptive feedback based on that criteria.

Lisa Hogan, Tech Integrator at MSAD 75, will also be in the room to talk about her experiences with middle school students and the writing they did in science classes. We will look at some resources for getting feedback online and discuss the difference between evaluative feedback and descriptive feedback and how we can teach students to give each other feedback that really helps them in revising their writing. Finally, we will demonstrate how teachers and students can give each other feedback on their digital drafts, without having to print each one and mark it up. And of course, we hope you will let us know what techniques and strategies you are having success with in your classrooms.

Please join us Thursday, January 14 at 3:15 or 7:15 pm. You can find links for registration and information about how to access these sessions by clicking on the Webinar tab at the top of this page.

Illustration by Ann Marie Quirion Hutton

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