I’m always on the lookout for nifty webtools for home learning projects. Our kids are digital natives and have different learning needs than we did at their age. Navigating online and using digital tools is second nature. We need to guide them towards productive tech use and assign some digital projects as part of their home education. [Related post: What Homeschoolers Don't Know (& what they need)]
I discovered Emaze, a phenomenal tool for creating presentations. It's Powerpoint on steroids and a “must have” for your techie homeschool's webtoolbox.
How would your kids like to create a virtual art gallery using Emaze? They can use this project to share their own artwork or to demonstrate what they've learned about famous artists and artwork.
Check out this Emaze template that homeschoolers use in the Famous Artists Online Unit Study. For each lesson, students learn about the lives and styles of artists from different art movements. They also create artwork of their own inspired by each artist. Then they create an art exhibit for each artist like this. Click the arrows to “walk” through an exhibit about Vincent Van Gogh.
- Click HERE to register with Emaze.
- Click HERE to access the template for your art gallery project.
- Select the menu on the template and duplicate to add it to your Emaze presentations. ( Watch this video for “how to”)
Enroll today in the Famous Artists Online Unit Study. Study the lives and styles of 10 famous artists from the Renaissance to Surrealist Art Movements. Apply what you learn by creating your own masterpieces. Then curate an online art gallery exhibit for each artist. This 11-lesson unit study integrates art, history, science, math, writing and tech education. Complete it all in a month or study one artist a week. This Famous Artists Online Unit Study also works well as a homeschool co-op class.
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