FaceWorld Rocks
Faces iMake is one of my favorite apps.  It invites people of all ages to create digital collages using images within the app as well as your own photos. It has received great recognition and won numerous awards, such as the prestigious "Parents Choice Award".  http://www.facesimake.com/

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
http://bit.ly/PtSTJJ

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 
and formats

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: 
 http://baart.weebly.com/1/post/2011/11/1st-graders-used-ipads-to-create-veggie-portraits.html



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. 
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/faces-imake-premium!/id389101695?mt=8

Have fun!

Make Art and Music
 
 
This past year, Tricia Fuglestad (rock star art teacher (Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights, Illinois) and I have been infusing iPads into our art programs with our students.  We will be presenting our work at the National Art Education Association Conference in NYC on March 3rd.  

We were invited to write a guest post for the award Winning blog, The Teaching Palette, by Theresa McGee and Hillary Andrlik (thank you Theresa and Hillary).  

Read our article here     http://theteachingpalette.com/2012/02/24/theres-an-app-for-that-ipads-in-the-art-room/ 


Visit our iPads in Art Website here:http://ipadsinart.weebly.com/