Friday, January 17, 2014

Technology in the Art Classroom

Recently, our art teacher, Mr. Derrick Wilson, assigned a photography project to all 5th grade students. After providing a brief history of photography as well as an explanation of the basics of shooting photos (angles, zooming, focusing, etc.), he put a camera in their hands and let their creativity flow. Additionally, he went the extra step by incorporating PicMonkey, a photo-editing website (which does not require creating an account). After demonstrating how to use the site, students were able to add effects, text, apply filters, and much more to their photos. It was a fun learning experience for these 5th graders!