Responding to art is new to elementary curricula. ViWoKids approach can be followed in a number of ways to give everyone an opportunity for collection building and sharing. Start versions for schools and homes concentrate on collection building only, and have no access to program tasks or image bank. Basic, Project and Concept based formats create a collection that links with a study. Each can be followed in a longer or shorter format. The overall curriculum used in each school will guide the selection of best format.
GALLERIUM app LAUNCH January 2017
.A mobile application that encourages collection building based on photograps children take of art in their free time and/or during school trips.
Photograph/download/ scan art in galleries, homes and along streets. Arrange and curate your collection with accompanying text. Respond to comments from suprise celebrity visitors as well as family and friends.
Premium version for Museums and Schools. See www.gallerium..org for more information.
ViWoKids START / SCHOOL
Collection building and sharing online without the use of unit tasks and guided inquiry. This format suits well any class that can´t fit the study units to its curriculum, but wishes to encourage art viewing and responding. Teacher initiates and encourages collection building, and sets a time line for collection completion. Students complete the collection with images of their choice during class and free time. Art auction and collection sharing are done in class.
Uses a selection of program tasks to gain knowledge and understanding of art concepts and ways to respond to art. Completion of tasks gives them access to program image bank. Student profiles encourage viewing and discussion from multiple points of view. Swopping and auction functions add excitement and action to study. Individual student led projects link to the unit topic. The presentation of the online collections acts is a celebration and an evaluation..
ViWoKids PROJECT & concept
Uses a selection of the tasks to gain knowledge and understanding of art concepts. Students build their personal online art collection as in basic, but gain part of the art points for collection building from their project/ concept work The concept based approach is modified to focus on responding to art. This approach guides the selection of concepts and the formulation of each unit thorougline. All study efforts give access to program image bank for collection building. . Student profile tasks encourage responding from multiple points of view. Swopping and auction functions add excitement and action to study. The final projects act as means of evaluation together with the presentation of the online collection.
As responding to art is not only based on facts and knowledge, but also emotions linked to personal experiences, inquiry within ViWoKids has a more personal touch where emotions too play a role.