Smart Art Searching
- Art Connections
- K-12: Language Arts
- Life Work
- Thinking and Reasoning
- Working With Others
- K-12: Technology
- 9th Grade
- 10th Grade
- 11th Grade
- 12th Grade
In this lesson, high school Studio Art I students will search, explore and evaluate a variety of resources that provide fine art images. Through a combination of analytical and collaborative activities in the SLMC, the students will make connections between literacy and its visual component. To be verbally literate, one must master the basic components of written language: the letters, words, spelling, grammar, and syntax. Similarly, visual literacy follows the same principles. Just as there are components and common meaning for the elements of verbal literacy, components and common meaning exist for the elements of visual literacy. Visual literacy is the ability to interpret, use, appreciate, and create images and video using both conventional and 21st century media in ways that advance thinking, decision-making, communication, and learning (Schrock). Students will be better able to determine relevant fine art images and be better information seekers as their visual literacy develops.
This lesson is intended for one class period, with time outside of class required for contributions to the wiki. This teacher-librarian taught lesson is part of an overall self-portraiture art unit presented by the art teacher. The unit will include having students research an artistï¿½s development through self-portraiture by examining visual elements and conclude with the creation of a self-portrait that reflects their learning.
Goals & Objectives:
- Studio Art students will understand that visual images are information resources.
- Studio Art students will be able to locate, explore, and analyze a variety of fine art resources.
- Students will be able to successfully identify images that are relevant to the information search from those images that are not.
- Studio Art students will understand that visual images, as information resources, should be used and cited appropriately.
- Studio Art students will understand how cooperative technology can contribute to greater classroom learning.
- When asked, each Studio Art student will identify five different fine art image resources.
- Each Studio Art student will be able to perform a successful search for an image meeting specified criteria.
- Each Studio Art student will contribute a written evaluation of a fine art image resource to a classroom wiki.
- Studio Art students will work cooperatively in small groups to analyze a visual resource.
- Studio Art students will cooperatively present their analysis of a fine art image resource to the class.
- Each Studio Art student will demonstrate at least 80% mastery on an in-class practice quiz.
- Encourage Studio Art students’ confidence in their ability to locate and search for visual images that fulfill their information needs.
- Reinforce Studio Art students’ appreciation of visual images as a source of information.
- Promote the value of information literacy skills across the curriculum.
- Motivate student learning through the use of interactive forms of technology.
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Motivational Lesson Plan
National Information Literacy Standards (K-12)
Accesses information efficiently and effectively.
Develops and uses successful strategies for locating information.
Evaluates information critically and competently.
Selects information appropriate to the problem or question at hand.
Uses information accurately and creatively
Produces and communicates information and ideas in appropriate formats
Strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.
Assesses the quality of the process and products of personal information seeking.
Participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.
Collaborates with others, both in person and through technologies, to design, develop, and evaluate information products and solutions.
- Subject: Art Connections
National Content Standards (K-12)
Understands connections among the various art forms and other disciplines
- Subject: Working With Others
Contributes to the overall effort of a group
Uses conflict-resolution techniques
- Subject: K-12: Language Arts
Gathers and uses information for research purposes
- Subject: Life Work
Operates effectively within organizations
Uses various information sources, including those of a technical nature, to accomplish specific tasks
- Subject: Self-Regulation