2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2014 7:17 PM by mcsweej

    Flipping Art


      Any Arts teachers out there that have success flipping their classroom? After an uproar of a possible requirement in my former states legislature to make teachers flip the classroom, I got into a discussion with an art teacher about how with the visual and performing arts this would not work. Knowing the teacher, I believed they could find a way to make it work, but am curious to see how it is being done. The main concern of this colleague was that students would not get the same impact from a video in a lesson on studio practices or aesthetics. Any thoughts?

        • Re: Flipping Art

          While I am not an Art Teacher, I believe flipping an art class provides a method for enriching, reinforcing and expanding art lessons.  Let’s put that idea into context.  If I was planning a lesson on origami (the Japanese art of paper folding), I would give students class time to create an origami object of their choice perhaps referencing a website such as http://www.origami-instructions.com/.  I would also ask students to photograph each step of the process and use PowerPoint to describe that process to others interested in creating a similar object.  At the end of this unit students could exchange their PowerPoints to see if the documented steps could be duplicated… a great way to evaluate the outcome. 


          I also found a web site called “From iPads to Crayons” which contains wonderful ideas for flipping the art classroom.  http://www.coetail.com/melissaenderle/2013/11/10/flipping-the-art-classroom/


          As far as the topics of studio practices or aesthetics… you may want to view the discussions found in Teachers Engage Community titled “Give Content a Voice” or “Using and Making Films for the Classroom” Both discussions have additional ideas relating to videos.

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