Category Archives: art

How creative and wow is this street art?

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Was sent this ppt by one of the art teachers at school and wanted to share it. How could you use it in your classroom? Same way as the Worth 1000 images – as stimulus for discussion, writing even persuasive writing, looking at the detail – ‘reading’ the image, working out how and with what it was made, where has the idea come from? – symbols of peace (dove), don’t enter road sign….

piano steps

snow white and apple symbol

leg sticking out of wall

friendly tree

Street art

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Worth1000 – an amazing and inspiring site

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I had forgotten about this amazing site full of WOW images.

Worth1000

I was introduced to it in a pd about multi-modal literacy and ways to engage students. The images are sorted into galleries alphabetically that have been contests, with a particular brief. For example, Coolest Toy Ever, Work Safe Art, Sound of Music and Garden Freestyle.

Have a look below and think how you could use these images.

Some of the images are not suitable for schools, but there is so much available that is, it is worth (get it?) checking this out. Certainly they are useful for visual literacy, but also for displays that make you stop and think, as great starters for creative story writing, for ‘ putting yourself in someone else’s shoes’ thinking, for discussions about characters – why they are imagined and portrayed as they are physically, for springboards to creating your own images  in technology classes or art…..the list goes on.

smiling tomatoes tiny cauliflower poodle butterfly painting gorilla island tiny man sawing seedling arboretum hiding mouse frog made of cotton bugle hut

The Kid Should See This – an amazing blog!

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I loved the reason this website is put together. Its a Kid-friendly. STEAM-focused. Not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them. Watch the best videos on the internet with your kids, curated by Rion Nakaya with her 3 & 5 year olds. Videos cover an amazing range of topics from SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, SPACE, ANIMALS, FOOD, DIY, MUSIC, ART […]