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Educational Resources from a teacher of 30 plus years in a wide variety of subject areas and age groups
Rock Music Research Task - Years 7 or 8
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Rock Music Research Task - Years 7 or 8

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This worksheet engages students in researching musical terms, the history of the electric guitar, a band of the 60's or 70's, and a band of their own era. The completed research is to be compiled in a Powerpoint presentation. There is also a design task which involves creating a CD cover for a band (real or imagined). Suitable for stage 4 music students - NSW Curriculum - Australia.
Industrial Technology - HSC Multimedia Industries - The Project Management Folio
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Industrial Technology - HSC Multimedia Industries - The Project Management Folio

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This 7 page handout details the requirements for the HSC Multimedia - Project Management Folio. The author's experience as both a teacher and a HSC marker in this course have been used to provide clear and practical advice to students on the production of this mandatory document. A template for the Timeline component is also provided in xlsx format.
Super Heroes and Villains - Comic Drawing and Creative Writing Activity
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Super Heroes and Villains - Comic Drawing and Creative Writing Activity

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Four pages of templates for creating and writing about Super Heroes and Villains. Each page has a watermark figure (1 each female hero and villain and male hero and villain) that students can drawn over and colour to create their own comic book character. There is also a section for the student to name and describe their character (hints given) and to write a short story with that character in it. Suitable for upper primary and middle school classes as an exercise in character development for story writing in English or an Art lesson that engages students in writing as an aid to visualization of ideas. Please complete a review if you find this resource useful.
Making Faces - Using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word
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Making Faces - Using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word

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Are you an 'old school' art teacher who needs a cheap and easy way to get your art students started in computer graphics? Try this simple tutorial out for yourself or use it as a worksheet. See also 'Drawing in Microsoft Word - The Basics' by the same author.
Multimedia Starter Pack
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Multimedia Starter Pack

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A collection of work units and resources for Industrial Technology - Multimedia Technologies. (NSW BOSTES HSC Course) This bundle contains enough resources to take your students through most of the Preliminary year of this course.
Sketchup Make Basics - Wooden Toy Train
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Sketchup Make Basics - Wooden Toy Train

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Complete step by step instructions for drawing a toy train in 3D using Sketchup Make (Freeware). This resource is an ideal introduction to using the software for project visualization in STEM and mandatory and elective technology courses. The full colour pdf can be supplied to students as a printed handout (not so eco-friendly at 7 pages) or as a digital file for self pace learning. It can also be displayed on a screen for use in more formal teacher directed instruction.
Drawing Automobiles - Using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word  -  middle school art.
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Drawing Automobiles - Using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word - middle school art.

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Are you an ‘old school’ art teacher who needs a cheap and easy way to get your middle school art students started in computer graphics? Try this simple tutorial out for yourself or use it as a worksheet. See also ‘Drawing in Microsoft Word - The Basics’ by the same author. The actual drawing, in Microsoft Word,created as a demonstration is included in this package.
Creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting in Microsoft Word
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Creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting in Microsoft Word

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Instructions for creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word. This resource will assist middle school art teachers in fulfilling the mandatory programming requirements in Visual Arts to do with both the study of Indigenous Australian Art and the use of Computing Technologies in Visual Arts (Australian Curriculum). It can be presented as a hand out for self-paced learning or kept by the teacher as a resource for guided instruction. The sample image in pdf format for digital display is also included. Please complete a review of this resource if you have found it useful.
Visual Prompts for Creative Writing - Fantasy/Science Fiction (Australian Curriculum) - A3 Posters
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Visual Prompts for Creative Writing - Fantasy/Science Fiction (Australian Curriculum) - A3 Posters

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This collection of twelve, full color, original digital artworks on two A3 pages is designed to inspire students to write creatively in the Fantasy/Science fiction genres. The pages can be printed as wall posters or projected on a screen for whole class viewing. Individual images can also be used as a resource in developing student skills in interpreting visual texts (Australian Curriculum) Please complete a review if you find this resource useful.
Portraits - Visual Arts Unit of Work for Middle School
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Portraits - Visual Arts Unit of Work for Middle School

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This 5 page unit of work is divided into three sections, Photography, Drawing Media and Computing Technologies, with the focus on portraiture. Students should take an estimated 10 to 15 hours to complete all the activities (including the homework task). It is suitable for distribution to students as a complete unit for self paced learning or in sections as a resource for more formal guided learning. There are activities that require students to work in pairs and others that require access to the internet for research. Some additional access to photo-manipulation software such as photoshop is also required. (suggestions of free software for this purpose are made in the instructions) Please complete a review of this resource if you find it useful.
Creating a Sunset Silhoutte in Microsoft Word
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Creating a Sunset Silhoutte in Microsoft Word

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Are you an 'old school' art teacher who needs a cheap and easy way to get your art students started in computer graphics? Try this simple tutorial out for yourself or use it as a worksheet. See also 'Drawing in Microsoft Word - The Basics' and 'Making Faces - Using the Drawing Tools in Microsoft Word' by the same author.
Making Art in Microsoft Word
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Making Art in Microsoft Word

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3 simple and fun tasks to get your students creating art on computers without the need of additional expensive software. These activities utilise the drawing tools in Microsoft Word and are designed with students in middle school in mind. If you are an 'old school' art teacher who needs to incorporate IT in your teaching program these simple exercises are a great way to start.
Introduction to Bryce 3D - Exhibition Demonstration of Process
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Introduction to Bryce 3D - Exhibition Demonstration of Process

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This video was created to compliment a gallery exhibition of works by the author created using Bryce 3D. It briefly explains how this software can be used to create virtual worlds. Detailed video and paper based tutorials on the use of the software for visual arts and multimedia classes are available for purchase from this author's shop at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/kellyocs.