DISCOVER THE MASTERPIECES OF THE WORLD WITH 'GOOGLE ART PROJECT."

Google Art Project is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative’s partner museums. The project was launched in 2011, in cooperation with 17 international museums, including the Tate GalleryLondon; the Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York City; and the UffiziFlorence.

The platform enables students to virtually tour partner museums’ galleries, explore physical and contextual information provided about artworks, and compile their own virtual collection. The "walk-through" feature of the project uses Google's Street View technology.The virtual images of artworks were reproduced at extremely high quality, and each partner museum selected one artwork to be captured as a Gigapixel image (with over 1 billion pixels).

With great resources foreducatorsthere is literally no limit to what can be done with this in the classroom. 

Google art Project will never substitute a trip to the Louvre in Paris but it certainly will make you far more appreciative and understanding of what is in front of you if you are lucky enough to get there in person.

Below is a video that  critiques a famous painting from the 1870's that you could use with students in your history, literacy or art class to great use.

Access Google Art Project here.

Discover the Masterpieces of the world with 'Google Art Project."

Google Art Project is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative’s partner museums. The project was launched in 2011, in cooperation with 17 international museums, including the Tate GalleryLondon; the Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York City; and the UffiziFlorence.

 

The platform enables students to virtually tour partner museums’ galleries, explore physical and contextual information provided about artworks, and compile their own virtual collection. The "walk-through" feature of the project uses Google's Street View technology.  The virtual images of artworks were reproduced at extremely high quality, and each partner museum selected one artwork to be captured as a Gigapixel image (with over 1 billion pixels).

 

With great resources for educators there is literally no limit to what can be done with this in the classroom. 

Google art Project will never substitute a trip to the Louvre in Paris but it certainly will make you far more appreciative and understanding of what is in front of you if you are lucky enough to get there in person.

 

Below is a video that  critiques a famous painting from the 1870's that you could use with students in your history, literacy or art class to great use.

Access Google Art Project here.

Bring Geometry to life for your students with 3D Vinci

What is it: Having just finished teaching a session on Geometry with my kids I really wish I had seen this earlier.  3DVinci integrates all those boring geometric and mathematical concepts into Google Sketchup and allows them to build houses and other objects integrating scale, ratio and a range of geometric concepts., create printable nets to produce 3D shapes to display in the classroom.

How can i use this in the classroom: 3Dvinci is full of geometry lessons aimed at all year levels and has video tutorials for each session so there is no need to be a genius at Sketchup by any means. These videos show SketchUp in action. See how to tile, tessellate, divide a cube, build a prism, put together an icosahedron, and more.

Download a fun project each month that uses SketchUp to demonstrate a geometric concept. Printable PDF format, separate versions for teachers and students.

If you are new to SketchUp? This teacher page has easy steps to get started, and links to some free student activities including mosaics and puzzles.

3DVinci's Getting Started Guide (PDF) takes you through SketchUp's basic tools and features. Click either PC version or Mac version.

This one is definitely worth integrating into your maths sessions especially if you have kids in grade 3 and above and along the way you will see what else you can do with Google Sketchup too.  Let me know how you go.

Create your online Picasso

mrpicassoheadis a fun and simple to use website that allows you to create your own picasso style pictures using many of his trademarks styles and brushstrokes.  This would be a great activity for Art students to try if they are looking at different styles of famous painters.  Love or hate his work Picasso was a unique individual with a fresh new style andMrpicassoheadlets you see and experiment with the elements of picasso's work that made him so famous.

If art is your thing you might also like to check out a greatLeonardo da Vinci sitealso.

Ten tips for using technology in the Classroom

I was sent a link to this video on YouTube from a friend and much like my previous entry this is a short, sharp burst of ideas for usng technology in the classroom from boxoftricks.net.  Hope you enjoy and check out the video below.

Create your own online Picasso in Minutes

mrpicassohead is a fun and simple to use website that allows you to create your own picasso style pictures using many of his trademarks styles and brushstrokes.  This would be a great activity for Art students to try if they are looking at different styles of famous painters.  Love or hate his work Picasso was a unique individual with a fresh new style and Mrpicassohead lets you see and experiment with the elements of picasso's work that made him so famous.

If art is your thing you might also like to check out a great Leonardo da Vinci site also.