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iPads in the Art Classroom

Started on Oct 18, 2011 by epictraveler
Last post on Aug 17, 2015

My school now has class sets of iPads that can be checked out and used by our teachers. Just curious if anyone has any suggestions for Apps or other helpful uses for iPads in the art classroom?

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  • imagiNATION 10/19/2011 at 04:28am
    I just got one (only one, no class set but hey, work with what you are given right?) this weekend but have been doing some scouring and found a few that I think are going to be essential thus far.
    Dragon Dictation: Dictates what you say. I think this is going to be awesome for my Kinders and taking assessments as well as to help students organize artist statements and/or critiques.
    Art Authority: Costs $10 but has a pretty comprehensive stock of art images categorized by time period, place, or subject.
    Common Core: More for you than the kids but...all the new standards at your fingertips!

  • imagiNATION 10/19/2011 at 04:33am
    Wait, I just actually looked at who started got a class set?!?! Nice.

  • jmhurt 10/21/2011 at 08:44pm
    I have Keri Smith's Wreck This App on my iPhone, which is tons of creative fun. I'm guessing it would be even better on the bigger screen of the iPad.

  • AmyHall 03/18/2012 at 06:19pm
    no ipads for us (yet!!) ... but I do allow iphones for visual references and post a weekly "Art App". We've been pretty hooked on Draw Something as of lately! I would love suggestions of other app suggestions as I'm running dry.

  • Hillary 04/01/2012 at 10:57am
    We are getting our first class set of iPads at one of my buildings next school year! I can't wait any tips on demonstrating to students. I do have a document camera. Would it be worth it to hook up apple TV to my projector?

  • MrsMatthews 04/06/2012 at 09:10pm
    Moms ABEX NY for Abstratc Expressioninsm
    colour uncovered for colour theory
    Khan Academy for great discussion on art works
    Are all great apps
    Art gallery of NSW just released a great App on contemporary art from the Kaldor collection including Christo, Carl Andre, Gilbert and George etc.

  • MrsMatthews 04/06/2012 at 09:12pm
    That should read MOMA not moms - the I Pad is great but the auto correct and predictive text can be a problem
    So MOMA AB EX NY is the app to look for

  • Jenncook678 07/25/2012 at 04:00pm
    I really enjoy "art circles". They have a great variety of artwork, you can curate your own collection and they have this really neat super zoom feature that is great for looking at van Gogh's work!

  • Jenncook678 09/28/2012 at 03:02am
    My school is going to be a pilot school for "Boyd" bring your own device. Students and teachers will now be able to log onto a wireless signal using their person devices. Thank you for all the tips. I can't wait to bring my iPad to school!

  • TABartGUY 08/07/2013 at 03:13pm
    I love Art Circles as well. I have four iPads in my classroom and they are set up as a digital art studio. I have the kids sign up for the area using Wunderlist, Which is just a free checlist app that is very easy to use.

  • MrsLee 08/17/2015 at 05:41am
    I used Stop-Motion Animation Workshop - National Film Board of Canada presentations with the Stop Mo Studio ap., it was successful. In three forty five minute classes the grade nines each made a short film. Next year I'll make it part of the sculpture unit and take more time.