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Let's Take a Selfie

The lesson introduces the “selfie” as the basis of a contemporary self- portrait and compares characteristics of a selfie and a digital self-portrait.

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avatar Submitted By: Rachael Frame

July 10, 2018

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Skills

    External References

    Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus

    Copy of syllabus

    Supporting Files

    Example of work


    Final product

    Selfie on Minecraft


    sample of a selfie on Minecraft

    Example of Work


    Annotation of own picture

    Learning Objectives

    • Let's Take a Selfie Australian Syllabus Outcomes Stage 3 • VAS 3.2 - Makes artworks for different audiences assembling materials in a variety of ways. • AS 3.4 -Communicates about the ways in which subject matter is represented in artworks. • ST3-15I - describes how social influences impact on the design and use of information and communication systems • ST3-5WT plans and implements a design process, selecting a range of tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solution

    Guiding Ideas

    Background

    Digital arts provide Australian students with an opportunity to experience newer forms of creation and communication. It involves creating representations of the things that have meaning to them and allows them to tell stories through communication technologies. With the evolution of social media and as digital cameras, mobile devices and editing software become more available in schools, young students can become artists and have the opportunity to develop new ways of working in contemporary art forms. Minecraft can become a part of this evolution. In this lesson, students use modern technology and experience the general capability of Information and communication technology as well as creating their own artworks based on a selfie they have taken.

     

    Guiding Ideas and Questions

    In order to develop a student’s understanding of major artworks particularly self-portraits, students need to be engaged in viewing of portrait artworks. They should be given the opportunity to assess, critic and explain their own understanding. Minecraft will be used to create their own Self Portrait in order to lead the students into an understanding and appreciation of other self-portraits.

    Prior Knowledge: This lesson is an introduction lesson to the unit of Self Portraits. Students need no prior learning. A healthy discussion on selfies, its uses and responsible use of social media is encouraged linked with PDHPE programs.

    Student Activities

    •  Students are to take a “Selfie” of themselves using either IPad, laptop, phones or digital cameras
    •  For ease of progression, student’s photos can be printed on A4 (particularly if you have limited technology)
    •  Teacher also takes a “Selfie” and put is on board or Notebook file.
    • As a class – Teacher modelled has to critic the self-portrait from and artist perception. Focus on light, forms, shapes, focus, symmetry and perception. It should be demonstrated that you are not critiquing your own traits E.g. Nose to
    • large but more so from an artist’s point of view.
    •  Before allowing the students to critic, put students in pairs and ask them to model a critic of each other’s portrait. Check for student understanding.
    •  On the side of the photo ask students to list what they see, drawing arrows on the printed selfie.
    •  Allow students to discuss what they find and share in small groups.
    •  Students then recreate the selfie using Minecraft. They can use blocks and tools to recreate the image. Remind students of the critique they found and how it could be represented in Minecraft. Encourage students to explore Minecraft capabilities
    • and utilities
    •  When completed, students can take a photo in Minecraft Education and save to a
    • collaborated space (e.g. Google classroom, Hard drive etc.)
    •  Print student’s self-portrait and attach the “Selfie” they took earlier.
    •  Glue both pieces to backing paper
    •  Ask students to write a reflection of the lesson and attach to the bottom of the
    • pictures
    •  Display in classroom

    Performance Expectations

    Students should:

    •  Use Minecraft inventory effectively
    •  Use the camera and portfolio to save work R Assess own work and critique effectively
    •  Reflect on own learning

    Skills

      External References

      Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus

      Copy of syllabus

      Supporting Files

      Example of work


      Final product

      Selfie on Minecraft


      sample of a selfie on Minecraft

      Example of Work


      Annotation of own picture