Stone Spring Elementary
Art, Grades PK-4
Overview: With a partner, students walked through the halls of the school, scanning QR codes with an iPod to learn about famous artworks from around the world. After watching a short informational video, students followed a set of directions to complete either a technology or fine art activity to review, produce or hybridize concepts they learned in the video.
Objectives: Art K.5, K.18, 1.12, 1.14, 1.20, 2.13, 2.14, 2.15, 3.22, 3.23, 4.4, 4.16, 4.25; Science K.6, K.8, 4.3; C/T K-2.1, K-2.5, 3-5.2, 3-5.5, 3-5.6; Writing 3.9, 3.10
First Grade: Content: 1.11; Second Grade: Content: 2.1
Time Required: Two 60-minute class periods
Technology Used: iPods, iPads, Web 2.0, Notebook software
- Prior to their museum visit, students will practice scanning QR codes with their partner to learn about the art reproductions they’ll be seeing.
- During their class’s scheduled visit to the art museum, students will “tour” the museum in a chaperoned, small group setting, sharing the iPod with their partner. Students may choose any artworks to visit that seem interesting to them.
- All students will return to the art room 3 minutes before the end of their art block to turn in their iPod.
Assessment: Students are required to visit a “must-see” artwork that covers grade-level SOL’s in another content area and grade-level VA Art SOL’s.
Describe how the use of technology affected student learning: Students directly interacted with various types of technology in order to review, produce, or hybridize information learned while visiting the art museum.
This activity is used to both introduce and expand upon students’ experience ‘critiquing’ artwork. Instead basing their assessment of art’s value based on a superficial reaction (“I like it because it’s pretty”), students’ are taught through the videos and the corresponding activities how to assess artwork based on the elements and principals of art, information about the context in which the art was made in, and their own direct experience with symbols they may find in the artwork.