Category Archives: Art

Tiltshift happens

Tiltshift is a photographic technique that makes real-life photos look like miniature models.  I was looking at the technique a couple of weeks ago to introduce simulated depth of field, and I was surprised to learn (from Steve C) that … Continue reading

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No.10 Art Competition

Is there a budding Hockney, Turner or Lowry sitting in your classroom? 10 Downing Street is currently running an art competition for young people, which is divided into three age groups: 5-7, 8-11, 12-16. The winning entries of each age … Continue reading

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Photoshop ideas

A Shrewsbury based teacher of ICT has created his own blog (bionikmonkee.wordpress.com) where he is publishing tips/tutorials on the use of Photoshop. His latest article (bionikmonkee.wordpress.com/20 08/09/23/photoshop-resources/) includes several useful links to free resources. Tweet This Post

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Online animation at AjaxAnimator

Flash is the ultimate tool for creating animations that are easily transferred to the web.  Even though it is industry-standard it can be used at any level and we’ve seen some superb examples from people of all ages and abilities. … Continue reading

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Video on the cheap

Despite the obvious learning opportunities it offers, sometimes it’s difficult to justify buying a digital video camera for everybody.  There are limitations to using a DV camera; usually you need to connect the camera to the computer to get the … Continue reading

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DIY-Picasso – a source of starting points and stimulus.

Those doing work on Picasso might be interested in Mr. Picassohead, a site that allows you to create your own masterpiece in the style of the great master.  Using drag and drop onscreen, pupils can quickly and easily create those … Continue reading

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Picasa

As part of a course I was running last night, I had cause to revisit Picasa, Google’s free image manipulation software, and I must say that it was well worth revisiting. I had forgotten how powerful it is. A particular … Continue reading

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Who else?

Thinking about artists whose work lends itself to ICT, came up with Mondrian (obviously!), Jackson Pollack, Klee, Miro, Kadinsky, Josef Albers, Jasper John. There must be some really obvious ones I’ve missed – but who? Tweet This Post

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CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENT WITH TECHNOLOGY: ENTER THE 2007 ELEARNING AWARDS

The seventh eLearning Awards competition is now open and schools are invited to submit entries for the eLearning Awards 2007 that exemplify the best use of ICT in education. Entries are welcome from schools or teachers in EU Member States, … Continue reading

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Guy Fawkes, Bonfires, Fireworks: Enter Competition and Win a Trip to Parliament

To mark this year’s anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, The Parliamentary Archives and Show Me (www.show.me.uk) are launching a competition to win a trip to Parliament. Tweet This Post

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