Week 10


March 28 – April 4

Learning Objectives:

  • To reflect on the relationship of the arts in supporting learning throughout the classroom environment.
  • To develop instructional activities and supporting materials for including the arts in primary curriculum.
  • To identify ways in which the arts can be used to support the VA Standards of Learning for children in the K-5 classrooms.


  • Art/Making Activity – Due 4/4 by class time
    • Since we do not have a face to face class this week, we will be having a virtual one.  During this virtual class you will be responsible for understanding and making a Digital Story.
    • Watch this example of a digital story: http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/view_story.cfm?vid=307&categoryid=1&d_title=Art
    • Watch this example of another digital story: http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/view_story.cfm?vid=325&categoryid=7&d_title=Music
    • Read this web page in its entirety:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_storytelling
    • For further information about digital storytelling browse this web site:  http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/
      • This site contains some great tutorials on using Wevideo (which you may want to use for your digital story)
      • Also, has a great how-to section on creating digital stories
    • For this activity, we would like you to create your own digital story.  It can be about whatever you want.  It could be about you or something you are passionate about.  You could use it as a teaching tool.  It can be about whatever you want.  Follow the examples on the web site mentioned above. You may use PowerPoint or another software package.  There are many examples on how to insert pictures in PowerPoint and then perform a voice over.  Here is one of many links you can find on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uk4CU7uobM.  You may also use iMovie, Wevideo or some other software which creates the same effect as PowerPoint to create a story with images and sound.
      • Once you have finished your digital story please post it on your blog.
      • Put post in category “spring18tedu411section901” and “MakingActivity18”
      • Tag post with “week10” and any other tags you think are useful


  • Read Chapter 10 – Due 4/2 by midnight
  • Daily art posts (minimum 3) – Due 4/3 by midnight
    • put posts in category “spring18tedu411section901”
    • tag posts with “DailyArt”, the Virginia SOL that inspired the art (ie. “science3.8”), and any other tags you think are useful
  • Weekly blog post – Due 4/3 by midnight
    • In this week’s reading, the author focuses how to assess the arts, and she does an excellent job at debunking some assessment myths. For this week’s post we would like you go back to a previous making activity completed by one of your classmates and assess their work. You can choose any previous making activity (group or individual), Note the one you chose, and include a link to it. You can find activities quickly by looking at the making activities listed under “our Blog Posts”.  Answer the questions:  How would you assess the activity if you were the teacher?  Did the activity give enough opportunities for students to show their learning?  How was the end product? Or was that even important to the activity?
    • Put post in category “spring18tedu411section901”
    • tag post with “week10” and any other tags you think are useful
  • Respond to 2 classmates’ posts – Due 4/4 by class time
    • Respond to two of your classmates’ posts. Look how they assessed the Making Activity, and then offer some other ways to assess the activity they might have missed.
  • Work on final art projects (Ongoing)
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