Student created augmented realities empower students to share school pride through art.
I teach in a brand spanking new, incredibly beautiful elementary school. We hosted a community open house for the public a few weeks ago. I saw this as an opportunity to showcase what my young artists have been up to. Our school mascot is the lion, so all of our artwork on display centered around that theme.
Third graders created large lion drawings inspired by the contemporary artist Dean Russo.
We used the app Funny Movie Maker to create videos of the lions talking. Students could tell what they love about being a Parkway Lion or how they show their lion pride.
Once our funny face videos were completed we used the app HP Reveal to turn our artworks into augmented realities. What we were left with was a digitally interactive art exhibit that empowered my students to share their school pride through art.
As school administrators, community members, state representatives, and school board members flooded the halls of our school, student media helpers were armed with iPads and excitedly shared our interactive artwork with visitors.
Here’s a video of our interactive artwork in action.