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A Chinese Artist In Lakeland

The landscape of Wordsworth seen through the eyes of the world's oldest continual culture.

Chiang Yee was born in China in 1903, three years before the birth of the Last Emperor. As a child he received a traditional education, studying the Chinese Classics and learning the skills of calligraphy, poetry composition and painting.

By the time he arrived in the English Lake District in 1936, he had already written ‘The Chinese Eye’, a perceptive study of Chinese Art.
The paintings reproduced on this website are taken from ‘The Silent Traveller: A Chinese Artist in Lakeland’, and are reproduced by permission of the artist’s son, Chien-fei Chiang.
The module also contains simple interactive video clips demonstrating the use of a Chinese paint box (the four treasures) and a link to CLEO’s own virtual Chinese paintbox.
Students can also analyse Chiang Yee’s technique by comparing his view of Grasmere with a photograph taken from the same viewpoint.
Published by: CLEO
Analysis of a Shoe - Downloadable activities

Downloadable activities and teacher resources all about shoes!

Published by: Northern Grid
Analysis of a Shoe - Shoe Designer

Using this brilliant interactive, design your own shoe!

Published by: Northern Grid
Analysis of a Shoe - Shoe Gallery

Browse through shoes from across the world and throughout the ages!

Published by: Northern Grid
Analysis of a Shoe- Shoe Analysis

Find out more about the history and design of shoes throughout the ages and across the world!

Published by: Northern Grid
Andy Weber: 'Draw the Buddha's Face'

Andy Weber, a leading western exponent of Tibetan Buddhist art, demonstrates the traditional grid method of drawing the Buddha’s face.
In addition to footage of the process, there is a short feature on the value of copying a drawing upside down (as advocated by Betty Edwards), an interactive exploration of the symbolic meaning of aspects of the Buddha’s face and the ability to download a blank grid and finished drawing in order to produce your own copy.

Published by: CLEO
Art Online

A resource showing you all of the art collections in the Laing Art Gallery and Shipley Art Gallery.

Published by: Northern Grid
Art skills for teachers launched

Simple yet highly effective Art and Craft techniques that non specialist teachers can feel confident at trying in the classroom.

The Art skills for teachers resource is a website that has been created by the Ben Uri Gallery to support the teaching of Art and Design. It is targeted at the non specialist. It aims to offer simple, yet highly effective, ideas and techniques that both teachers and children can feel confident at trying both at school and at home.

The ideas and techniques can be used to create artworks in response to the Ben Uri Teaching Resources produced by the London Grid for Learning: A Sense of Place, Relationships and Movement, however their application can occur across many and varied contexts in the Primary and  Secondary classroom.

A video case study filmed at Richard Cobden school in Camden shows the impact of using the Ben Uri Art resources and explains how the resources can be used in a range of Key Stages.

  • The resource features an image viewer that is designed to allow teachers to move an image around freely on an interactive whiteboard display
  • All the resources are available for .pdf download
  • All pages in the online book interface have unique web addresses so that links from other resources (such as the London MLE) can be created

 

Visit www.artskills.lgfl.net for more information.

Published by: LGFL
ArtisanCam

'ArtisanCam stimulates ideas, shares enthusiasm and promotes imagination and creative thinking. There is nothing else that offers anything similar.' - BETT Award judges 2007

ArtisanCam provides an insight into the lives of contemporary artists. Using a mixture of video and interactive activities, we introduce children to the world of contemporary visual art before encouraging them to have a go themselves in fun and exciting ways.

The website is divided into the Artists Zone, which contains classroom-based activities and the Activity Zone, which is full of games and fun interactive activities, designed to encourage children to continue their learning at home.

ArtisanCam has been designed to help teachers deliver a creative curriculum and inspire young artists of the future. All of our activities support the national curriculum in specific areas at Key Stage 2 and 3, many aspects of the site have also been successfully used to support learning in younger and older age-groups.

Published by: CLEO
Audio Network

The Audio Network Education Licence has been developed to provide Schools with world-class music recordings over the National Education Network and the UK's national education broadband networks.  It is hosted at London Grid for Learning and delivered to schools throughout the UK over the NEN.

Schools have FREE access to the same high-quality music resource that is used by professional film, television and media producers. Just right for ICT and digital video projects across the curriculum. Works for Primary, Secondary and FE. Ideal for vocational courses and developing a sense of the world of work.

The service enables the FREE download of Audio Network music files for use in school and college projects including ‘synchronisation’ use in audio-visual productions together with general guidance on music copyright.

Summary of benefits

Ease of use: digital and on-line over the education broadband networks. Standard file type.
Free: school and connected college users do not have to pay.
Choice: huge range of types of music.
Quality: industry quality recordings.
Clean: no viruses...non pop-up advertising.
Legal: all rights cleared for education use in school/college.
Creative Licence: resources can be used creatively.
Restrictions: can’t be distributed or performed outside school/college or on the WWW without additional licences...but...
Additional licences: provide a one-step process for public performance/distribution.
Curriculum relevance: meets the needs of e-learning and 'Harnessing the Technology' and supports many areas of the curriculum in Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education.
Examinations: meets requriements of examinations and the new generation of e-assessment.
World of work: uses industry procedures and supports of vocational courses.

 

 

 

 

Published by: NEN
Beamish Collections

Beamish Museum online is a source of classroom activity packs, online museum collections: images, video, and audio. You can also find out about educational activities on site at the museum.

Published by: Northern Grid
Celebrating Languages

Celebrating Language has a number of aims:

  • To use e-learning to raise awareness of and celebrate the diversity of language and cultures in this region.
  • To promote an appreciation of language in both written and spoken forms.
  • To exploit broadband and multimedia technologies so that learners can share a rich set of resources from across the region.
  • To provide a unique resource for schools that links with many aspects of the curriculum - RE, Geography, PSHE, Art, MFL, English.
  • To provide a database of language, including words common to many languages , accessible through ICT tools.
Published by: E2BN
Copyright website

NEN launches a new website for schools 'Copyright in the Digital Age'

 
NEN has launched a new website and guidance on 'Copyright in the Digital Age' to support UK schools.www.copyrightsandwrongs.nen.gov.uk 
 
Schools are increasingly using digital resources and applications, not just as users of other people's materials but also as creators of new materials and applications.
Copyright has a significant role across the curriculum and in schools' wider community activities:
 
  • While we are all used to copyright as users or consumers we can often be unsure what is 'OK' for education use and what is not
  • Digital technologies, in particular schools' VLE, IWB systems and websites, have brought to the foreground the 'reuse' of other people's copyright materials
  • The extension of the virtual school to include the home and anywhere/anytime access through mobile devices is today as much a copyright consideration as the school location itself
  • Schools are also in effect publishers and distributors of copyright materials, as schools increasingly use networks, 'cloud services' and activities such as 'podcasting'
  • Copyright is an aspect of E-Safety
  • And last, but far from least, 'copyright' for creators - an aspect that is highlighted by the widespread use of websites, cams and imaging devices, teacher and student produced presentations and resources and will be significant in the new ICT curriculums with their increasing focus on developing 'code' 
'Copy Rights and Wrongs' brings together information about copyright and licensing from a school's point of view with introductions to the UK regulations, school licences, open licences such as 'Creative Commons', and how they work for schools and young people. 
 
There are also sections on 'Good Practice' covering: School Policy, Training and CPD, Risk Management and annotated lists of other resources relevant to UK schools and what colleagues in Europe and other countries are doing. There is also a case study on how 'Wikipedia' manages copyright. 
 
Early feedback regarding this resource appreciated the detailed introductions but requested some kind of 'speedy intro' to it all, so 'Quickstart' was provided - though even here 'Copyright' remains somewhat complex as the rules differ media to media and with each different situation that pupils and teachers engage in day to day, in and beyond school. FAQs and Quizzes in the main sections provide alternative routes into the issues of copyright. 
 
There is also a 'Student View' of copyright which considers the issues in terms of specific media - websites, images, film, music, etc. - and provides another way into the subject. 
 
'News and Updates' feature on the homepage keeps schools abreast of the developments in UK copyright - and there are likely to be some significant changes in the next year or two. Since the Gowers Review of Copyright in 2006, NEN has responded to consultations about copyright providing a voice for schools and is currently preparing its response to the final consultation following the recent Hargreaves Review of last year. 
 
Further materials and case studies will be introduced in the coming months.
  
Links 
  
'Copy Rights and Wrongs’: www.copyrightsandwrongs.nen.gov.uk  
 
 
NEN 'View of Copyright' and the 'Copy Rights and Wrongs' project:http://copyrightsandwrongs.e2bn.org/component/k2/item/82?layout=item  
 
  
Contact: Marshall Mateer: marshall.mateer@btinternet.com
  
12th January 2012

 

Published by: NEN
Discovering Bewick

Discovering Bewick is a website devoted to the works of the 18th century wood engraver Thomas Bewick, featuring collections from the Laing Art Gallery and the City Library in Newcastle upon Tyne.

 

Published by: Northern Grid
Films for Learning

Films for Learning is a resource for extending and developing film making, supporting children as they reflect on the activity, the filming and their learning. Pupils can comment on each others films and exchange ideas in the forum area. There are teacher support materials and high quality examples of films from learners.

Films for Learning is a project led and moderated by Mark Richardson and Peter Roe from the Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester. The project is supported by Microsoft and it is entirely advert free. It scores highly for e-safety. Mark and Peter also very keen that students are taught the importance of copyright and they give support to those who have added copyrighted commercial music sound tracks. Sign up and join the community.

Search and browse the excellent examples including a student's clip on how to upload. Films for Learning is an excellent way for all teachers and learners develop their curriculum ideas with film making.

Published by: SWGFL
Flashmeeting

FlashMeeting is an application based on the Adobe Flash 'plug in' and Flash Media Server. Running in a standard web browser window, it allows a dispersed group of people to meet from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Typically a meeting is pre-booked by a registered user and a url, containing a unique password for the meeting, is returned by the FlashMeeting server. The 'booker' passes this on to the people they wish to participate, who simply click on the link to enter into the meeting at the arranged time.

During the meeting one person speaks (i.e. broadcasts) at a time. Other people can simultaneously contribute using text chat, the whiteboard, or emoticons etc. while waiting for their turn to speak. This way the meeting is ordered, controlled and easy to follow. A replay of the meeting is instantly available, to those with the 'unique' replay url.

FlashMeeting users belong to one of three account types; Guest, Sign In and Booker.

Published by: E2BN
Gaelic On-line Gàidhlig Air-loidhne

Gàidhlig Air-loidhne is a website for Gaelic teachers. Because it is aimed at the Gaelic community, there is no English version of the site. However, we recognise that non-Gaelic-speaking Head Teachers and others have an interest in Gaelic education. Therefore, a section of the site provides summaries of the main site and a small selection of dedicated pages designed for those people who are connected to Gaelic education but do not have a strong command of the language.

Published by: Glow
Grace Darling RNLI Teddy Template

 

A simple cut out template of a teddy bear with Grace Darling, William Darling and RNLI uniforms to accompany it, which can be coloured in.

 

Published by: Northern Grid
Greek and Roman Myths

Images and objects depicting mythological tales and characters are combined in this module to help children learn about myths and how they are portrayed. Pupils can follow interactive trails guided by Apollo, Cupid, Helen of Troy and Mercury or they can learn about individual works of art in the gallery. This module is ideal for topic work on Greeks or Romans and provides ideas for art and literacy activities and class discussion.

Published by: Northern Grid
Imagine

Explore Imagine, a website showcasing 15,000 images of objects and paintings celebrating North East culture.

Published by: Northern Grid
Imagine - The Amazing Mask Adventure

An exciting adventure taking you across continents and cultures to show you more about mask design.

Published by: Northern Grid
Imagine - The Jewellery Trail

Find out about the history and design of jewellery with this great interactive.

Published by: Northern Grid
John Ruskin: Seeing Clearly

Cross-curricular resource featuring the Ruskin Foundation's superb comic book treatments of one of the most influencial of 19th century writers. Also contains a fascinating insight into his artistic techniques and video footage of Paul O'Keefe's celebrated portrayal of Ruskin.

Published by: CLEO
Landscapes in Art

Designed specifically for older children, this module focuses on themes surrounding landscapes in art, such as light, place, composition and perspective. Pupils can learn about the development of landscape in art and can study the different themes or learn about individual artists and their work. Landscapes in Art includes on-line activities through which pupils can gain a greater historical and practical understanding of landscapes and provides ideas for discussions and activities away from the computer.

Published by: Northern Grid
Learning about Learning

Helping young people to become successful learners is one of the key aims of Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland.

Our knowledge about learning is continually changing in the light of research and there is still much that we do not know. This site provides an overview of current thinking on how people learn. 

Published by: Glow
Making Ganesh

 

Making Ganesh is a kaleidoscopic cross-curricular exploration of Sumit Sarkar's Arts Council commissioned work at Lantern House International in which he created contemporary 3D images of Hindu deities associated with Lord Siva. Sumit takes the learner through a series of video tutorials in the open-source software, 'Blender' that he used to produce his work. Year 5 pupils retell the story of how Lord Ganesh got his elephant's head, year 7 students question Sumit about his work, a year 8 Hindu student answers Muslim students' questions about her faith and a Hindu community worker explains the role of Lord Ganesh in contemporary Hindu Dharma.

Published by: CLEO
Material World

A number of themes look at the different types of materials used to create the objects held in the 5 museum collections. The module will enable pupils to discover the processes artists went through to turn raw materials into priceless works of art and find out where the artists sourced these materials from. Pupils will be able to explore materials and their properties through exciting interactives.

Published by: Northern Grid
Morecambe and Back

Morecambe and Back...
contains all the Mitchell and Kenyon footage shot in Morecambe in 1902.

Two of the film clips, the exterior of the Winter Gardens and the congregation leaving the Parish Church are also available as ‘then and now’ parallel videos.

Another ‘raw’ resource is an online comparison of the front and back pages from1903 and 2008 editions of the ‘Morecambe Visitor’ newspaper.

The module also records the spectacular way Morecambe Bay Community Primary School used the footage as the base for a term-long cross-curricular theme covering; Music, Dance, Drama, History, Art, Geography and Speaking and Listening.

The project was supported by the British Film Institute, Lancashire Sinfonietta, Ludus Dance and the Lancashire Public Records office.

Published by: CLEO
NEN Gallery

A collection of high quality images, sound and video files that can be repurposed by teachers and students. All materials can be used for educational, not for profit activities.

Registered users can also upload images, sound and video files to the Gallery for use by other members of the educational community.

Published by: E2BN
Picture Teller

This tool allows you to use your own pictures and audio to build a presentation or demonstration. A simple zoom tool allows you to focus in on the items in a picture you are talking about, as you outline information you can zoom and pan around an image.

Published by: E2BN
Portraits and Portraiture

This module contains in-depth information about portraits and key figures in the world of portrait painting. Portraiture is discussed through themes, such as Pose, Expression, Clothing and Materials, and large printable images are available of all portraits featured on the site. Children can enjoy learning about portraiture through stimulating and thought-provoking interactive activities.

Published by: Northern Grid
Public Art Trail

Information about public art in the North East of England. Materials can be uses as a stimulus for a range of subjects.

Published by: Northern Grid
Robert Burns

Burns Night on 25 January is celebrated all over the world with thousands of people attending Burns Suppers to eat haggis and to toast the Immortal Memory of Scottish poet Robert Burns.

This area has a selection of teaching and learning resources about Scots literature and language, modern Scottish poetry, Scottish song and traditional Scottish music, the historical context in which Burns was writing and the continuing role of literature and language in shaping Scottish identity.

Published by: Glow
Roman Design

This is your chance to be a Roman artist! As well as great soldiers, the Romans were also great inventors, craftsmen and artists. In Arbeia’s re-constructed Commanding Officer’s house, murals must have been painted on the walls, similar to those that important Romans would have used to decorate their home.

Published by: Northern Grid
Royalty-free Illustrations and Photographs

These illustrations and photographs are free for any kind of educational use - whether you are a teacher creating topic worksheets or looking for ideas to spark creative writing, or a pupil who needs illustrations for a presentation or website.

You can download them, print them off or use them online.

 

Environment

A mixture of drawings, photos and images of the world around us. The collection includes pictures of seasons, landscapes and natural habitats. Other images concentrate on man-made environments including buildings and famous landmarks.

 

Animals and birds

Animals are always a winner! We have images (including some photos) of wild animals and birds from Britain and abroad, pets, farm animals, dinosaurs, prehistoric creatures and minibeasts.

 

People

A wide variety of images of people, from illustrations of babies, children's faces showing different emotions and people working in a variety of jobs, to anatomical drawings of the human body and fine art portraits. 

 

History

Many coloured and black and white illustrations of people in the past - Egyptians, Celts, Picts, Vikings, Greeks, Romans and medieval Scots as well as scenes from the two World Wars. Also have a look at the visual primary sources, such as 19th-century photos, medieval manuscripts, and portraits since 1780.

 

Art, music and literature

Great images of Scottish fine art from the Royal Scottish Academy and illustrations of musical instruments are available to download here, as well as information on how to use pictures and text from a beautiful medieval manuscript.

 

Leisure time

Activities and items for leisure - from musical instruments to cultural events, children interacting, photos of foreign holidays and paintings of holiday-makers in earlier times.

 

The prehistoric world

Scenes, people and animals from the prehistoric world including crannogs, standing stones, woolly mammoths and sabre-toothed cats.

 

Food and drink

Illustrations, photos and paintings of food and drink - some healthy and some not so healthy! Plus photos of restaurants and pictures of birthday cakes.

 

Language and numbers

Resources for helping pupils to develop language and number skills, including modern foreign languages. The images include colourful pictures of numbers, safety signs, notices for the classroom and photos from continental Europe which feature signs and notices in French and German.

 

Clothes

Coloured and black and white illustrations of clothes, including children's shoes, different outfits for different types of weather and working clothes and uniforms such as those worn by police officers and firefighters. 

 

Transport

Photos and drawings of different types of transport, from around the world. Fancy taking the camel to school?

 

Technology

Ensure the digital natives are up to speed with today's technology from video cameras to tablet PCs, with these coloured and outline illustrations of gadgets and equipment.

Published by: Glow
Study Skills

Activities for becoming an effective learner and managing your own learning. The site is divided into three age groups: 5-9, 10-14 and 15-18-year-olds; and four headings - Get, Understand, Remember and Do. Includes notes for teachers, parents/carers and students.

Published by: Glow

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