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Advanced iPads

Advanced iPads

If you’re comfortable using an iPad, jump right into our advanced class. This course is less about getting to know the iPad and more about using specific apps to help students create in the art room. From there, you’ll plan and organize engaging art experiences that use these apps.

During this class you’ll learn strategies to create digital artwork, animation, and incorporate Common Core standards through art, writing, math, and technology. You will become proficient in a variety of apps, such as Brushes and Sketchbook Express, which allow layers to be put into artwork. The class will also cover Stop Motion Animation, using apps like iMotion HD, along with animated drawings using an app called Do Ink. In addition to digital creation, this course will help you become more productive on the iPad, using it as a tool to plan your lessons, assess and manage your classroom, organize photos and apps, and so much more!

Graduate Credits
Contact Hours Total
All courses will now close at 11 PM Central time on the 27th of each month. Graduate Credits 2 Graduate Credits
Price Graduate Credit $798.00
Morningside Course Code
EDUC500 AOE020
Course Code
EDUC500 AOE020

Course Objectives

  • Create iPad lessons to use directly in your classroom.
  • Use the iPad as an extension of your teaching and become an iPad expert.
  • Dive deep into new apps and learn to use them proficiently.
  • Organize and plan your instruction for student success.

Course Breakdown

Week 1
Digital Painting and Drawing
  1. Learn how to use Flickr to store and share photos.
  2. Discover how to organize visuals and websites using Pinterest.
Week 2
Integrating the Common Core
  1. Use the iPad to teach literacy through art and meet standards.
  2. Discover apps that inspire students to write about their artwork.
  3. Create a lesson plan using one of the many apps explored in class.
Week 3
  1. Explore the animation app Stop Motion to help students bring their artwork to life.
  2. Develop a lesson plan using iMotion HD with your own lesson plan or a template provided in class.
  3. Create a teacher exemplar and upload the video to your Flickr photostream.
Week 4
Organization and the Final Toolkit
  1. Discover how to manage students’ digital artwork on the iPad.
  2. Research and explore Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote and Artsonia to manage digital artwork.
  3. Go beyond the apps and learn how the iPad can help enhance the overall artistic process.
  4. Leave the class with a comprehensive tool kit that houses all four of the lesson plans, organizational tools and reflections from this class.

Digital Painting and Drawing

A sample assignment from Week 1 of the class "Advanced iPads."

1. Research

• Explore how districts and programs around the country conduct large-scale arts assessments to determine how the arts are doing at state and national levels. After your research, you’ll write a reflection that compares and contrasts several different types of large-scale arts assessments found in handouts provided in class.

2. Discussion

Share why you think assessment is important for art teachers right now with art teachers from around the globe. Talk about where you are in your assessment journey.

3. Practical, Hands-On Application

Write an assessment that could be given at the end of a course or unit that you teach. Explain what grade level you’re using the assessment for and how you plan to use it.
Susan T.
"This class gave me the tools I need to implement multiple iPad based lessons with my students. I now have the ability to create complex, meaningful lessons full of art objectives. The class was well paced and fun. I never felt overwhelmed."
Alexis S.
"This course was structured so that the information presented could be immediately applied in the classroom. You leave with 5-6 completed lesson plans, an abundance of apps, and ideas on how to apply them. I also liked that this course had a routine in the assignments. It allowed for more time to add content and quality- rather than spending part of each week learning the expectations and format. "
Dawn M.
"I learn more from the Art of Ed regarding teaching than I have ever learned through any other university. It is the most relevant professional development I've attended."

What do past course participants think?

Hundreds of art teachers have taken the course “Advanced iPads”. Here’s what they actually think — without cherry-picking.
(12 month rolling average from all post-course survey respondents – Updated 6/1/17)







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