A. Instruction - 6.3
B. Design - 7.8
C. Engagement - 7.7
Abstract Art: A Best App for Imagination
Summary : How Abstract Are You?
Abstract Painting lets users create unique pieces of abstract art. After launching the app, users can select the “New” or “Open” option. If the “New” option is selected, users can choose the width and height and their piece and then tap the “OK” button. At this point, users are presented a blank canvas with painting tools, which are available on the bottom of the screen. The tools allow users to add shapes, lines, backgrounds of different colors, transparencies, and intensities to their work. After users have completed their work, they can save it to this app or their camera roll. Plus, users can share it using email or social media. To access previous art that was saved to this app, users can select the “Open” option after launching the app.
- After reading a poem, teachers can have students create a piece of art using this app that represents the emotion(s) that they felt as a result of the poem. Students can then journal an explanation of how they represented the emotion they felt using their art.
- Students can create a piece of art using this app and then post it to a class website. Next, other students can view the art and post feedback, including: (1) what they liked about the piece, (2) what emotions the piece made them feel, (3) any ideas that were evoked by viewing the piece, and (4) ideas for improving or adding to the piece.
- After studying abstract-art techniques, students can create a piece of art inspired by their study. Next, they can compose a short piece of writing that explains how their piece includes those elements of the abstract-art genre.
- Teachers can have a contest using this app. To do so, teachers can require each student to create a piece of art using this app and email them their work. Next, teachers can print out the different pieces of art and display them in their classroom. Finally, teachers can have a “Gallery Day” on which students view the artwork and vote for their favorite.
- Teachers can put a variety of emotions (e.g., happy, sad, melancholy, euphoric, forlorn, ecstatic, depressed, stoic, contemplative, etc.) in a hat and have students draw one emotion. Next, students can create an “Emotion Portfolio” by making a piece of art in multiple apps that demonstrate the emotion. Some apps that can be used include the Abstract Painting, Singing Fingers, Pen & Ink, Tayasui Sketches, Brushes 3, and Let’s Create! Pottery HD Lite apps.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|