I was reading a blog post by Andy, a colleague of mine. I was very interested in the visual of Vito Corleone (which is slightly repeating a 3 second clip). I have seen these for years and never found out how they were created? Until today!
This is from a website called “Giphy.” You can essentially find expressions and everything visual from this site. The one I chose is from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. I tried to give proper credit to the movie, but alas, we are behind the times in technology. It is moving faster than we can keep up! There are many ways you can use Giphy but I’m not so sure it is a tool that would be considered a tool for students to use in the public setting, which could lead to copyright infringement. However, in a private domain…it might be allowed? If used in the classroom, I’m not sure that we would be promoting good digital citizenship to our students?
Students can create their own Giphy using a selection of video clip…this could be pretty cool to use in their presentations on Eportfolio. They could have someone take a video clip of them working, they make it a Giphy, then they can use it as “fun” evidence for their creating process (assessment criteria). I also think this could be fun tool for our graphic design unit. They could film their work as they are making it (on an Ipad) and then create a Giphy and have them scrolling on a television screen, visible for our semester ending art exhibition. It would be nice to have the flat, printed work complemented by an actual moving graphic?
It is real easy to create one —->
In addition, I found out that you can use Glogster in conjunction with Giphy. Essentially, I was thinking that students could use Glogster as a reflective tool? However there are many other uses it could provide according to this Blogspot posting and here are some highlights for the Art classroom:
When students are absent, or YOU are absent, or when you need to spend more time helping your students work the work rather than learn the material in the initial lesson, flipping the classroom is all the rage! With Glogster EDU is it as easy as 1-2-3 or click, embed, click. Glogs allow for videos, links, audio, podcasts, information, interaction, and photos. You can embed an entire week’s worth of lessons into one glog and have kids work at their own pace or on a schedule.
Have students upload their artwork into a glog facilitated art gallery! This is a great way for them to add commentary about their projects, the techniques being used, and even the historical impact of artists who pioneered the techniques! This idea creates much more than a visually appealing gallery experience. It becomes a digital interactive experience!
This would be super to incorporate with videos made from Youtube or imovie. Take photos of artwork made in class and/or pages from a student sketchbook. This is another instance of how students can not only reflect, but also document their learning.