The app developers who created this app (iMagine machine and artist,Hanoch Piven) have just released FaceWorld! FaceWorld allows digital artists to share work within the app and even collaborate to create new collages within the Faces iMake app. Once an artist is finished with his or her creation, there is an option to post the artwork to FaceWorld. Others can then view the artwork in the FaceWorld gallery and can even decide to use some of the new objects or images to make another collage. Learn more about the app developers and about FaceWorld here
I was thrilled to share Faces iMake and my students' digital collages at the National Art Education Association Convention in NYC this past March, but am even more excited about sharing the new possibilities that FaceWorld will bring.
As a teacher, I am required to infuse technology into my lessons and teach 21st century skills to best prepare my students for the future. Faces iMake teaches students how to pinch, zoom, resize, move, turn, flip, duplicate, send to back, bring to front, add, remove and delete on an iPad, all while making creative choices to compose digital works of art. In doing so, students meet these National Technology standards:
1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct
knowledge, and develop innovative products and
processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas,
products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal
or group expression
Now, because of the sharing and collaborative features in FaceWorld, students will be able to meet even more of our National Technology standards:
2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to
communicate and work collaboratively, including
at a distance, to support individual learning and
contribute to the learning of others.
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers,
experts, or others employing a variety of digital
environments and media
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively
to multiple audiences using a variety of media
I've been communicating with these talented app developers and consider myself fortunate to have been invited to try FaceWorld as it was in its beginning stages. Needless to say, I am crazy about the app and am having a lot of fun making my own creations and posting them to FaceWorld. My digital collages under the name, "Tiedemania" are featured on the "Featured Artist" page in FaceWorld, which is also very exciting! I've posted my work at the top and bottom of this blog article, but what I am looking forward to most is seeing how my students will collaborate, create and share!
See how B.A. 1st graders used Faces iMake last year here:
If you already have the Faces iMake app, be sure to apply the latest update so that you can access FaceWorld! If yo don't have it yet, it is available in the iTunes Store.