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  • 1.Technology Lesson Plan Resources Amanda Ellis

2. Lesson SummaryGrade Level: 10th-12th Grades Subject Area: Art 3. Lesson Summary Topic: This lesson is designed for secondary level students who have completed a prerequisite art course. Through this lesson, I will teach students how to recognize the use of photoshop in images, and how to use photoshop themselves. This is an important skill to learn because many images in the media have been altered in convincing ways. By recognizing the capabilities of photoshop, students will be able to look more critically at images that are often perceived as true. Students will become more technologically literate, and will be able to create altered images of their own. 4. Lesson Summary Objectives Given an image of themselves, students will be able to use Adobe Photoshop to create an altered, yet realistic image that will score at least an 80% on the rubric. After using the internet to find a visual image, students will practice visual literacy by blogging about the images visual and contextual clues and describing at least three different meanings that could be drawn from it. Given visual examples, students will participate in a blog discussion with peers that include: at least two posts discussing visual culture, at least two posts connecting visual culture to identity, and at least two posts with online resources. 5. Resource #1 This is a fair use travelogue that will help students to understand copyrights and how to appropriately use materials. Some students may choose to use online images for this project, therefore this will be a good topic for them to touch on. It will also relate to art standard ART.II.VA.HS.3 in which students will have to communicate the origins of images and ideas and how they influenced their work. 6. Resource #1 I found this source through the Michigan Online Resources for Educators website. The travelogue was created by Thinkfinity, which is an online source for educators created by the Verizon Foundation. 7. Resource #2 Here are three articles I could use as a resource for large or small group discussions: . 8. Resource #2 All three of the articles talk about the impact of altered or photoshopped images. Not only has editing technology changed the way we see images, it has created new issues in everyday life. I could use these articles to cover art standards ART.V.VA.HS.1 and ART.IV.VA.HS.2. The discussions will help students connect photoshop knowledge to real life and broaden their knowledge in an interactive way. 9. Resource #2 These articles were published in the Wisconsin State Journal, the Jordan Times, and the Journal of Cell Biology respectively. I found the first two through Grand Valleys database, and the last on the Rockefeller University Press website. Although they are scholarly articles, I would use these mainly as tools for facilitating discussion rather than direct instruction. 10. Resource #3 unpacking/imagesq2.html This article will be used to instruct meaning making through images. Teaching the students how to be visually literate will help them learn how to understand and communicate in a new way. 11. Resource #3 I found this article on a World History Sources website that was created by George Mason University. The website was created with the purpose of helping students and educators find credible primary sources. 12. Resource #4 Here are some images that I would reference: 1c876ec0002ac.jpg?mw=555 /01/18-famous-paintings-improved-by-cats/ 13. Resource #4 Using these images would be an alternate way to introduce the idea of visual meaning making. For instance, how does the meaning change when the image is altered? 14. Resource #4 These just make me laugh... 15. Resource #4 Unlike previous resources, these images are definitely not scholarly. In fact, one of these images came from a site that may be a little inappropriate for students and the other came from a blog about cats. The images themselves, however, do not need the context of their creator/owner in order to be useful. Therefore it would be important for me as the teacher to gain appropriate fair use of these items. 16. Resource #5 Photoshop Tutorials found on YouTube offers a wide range of tutorials as well! 17. Resource #5 Providing Photoshop tutorials will help students to review what is taught in class. Giving them a collection of tutorials will allow them to practice discovery learning when needed. Using the tutorials will not be required, but it serves as an alternate mode of instruction to help students achieve the performance standards for this lesson. 18. Resource #5 Several tutorials are found right on Adobes website. The tutorials include video, written instructions, and different cheat sheets created by the company. If needed, many other tutorials can be found on YouTube, and questions can be answered through Adobes help page. 19. How I could use SlideShare... SlideShare would be a good way for me to share powerpoints with the whole class. This allows my powerpoints to be referenced on an individual basis rather than used as a one-time group presentation. By linking slides together, I could create a non-linear presentation of the color wheel. This would allow students to interact and make discoveries rather than just intake information. Especially with the color wheel, using an interactive powerpoint could help them learn how to color mix when they do not have access to paints.