This week Kevin Honeycutt has been in Oklahoma City, attending a Storychasers Phase 1 Workshop (Celebrate Oklahoma Voices) and today keynoting the Oklahoma City Public School’s annual Tech Day conference. Kevin is a true artist, and taught K-12 art in a small Kansas town before becoming one of the most inspirational educational conference speakers around. This evening our family got to hang out with him and have fun drawing with sidewalk chalk as well as LED light pens. Last month Alexander and I attended a workshop in Oklahoma City where we learned to make our own LED light pens and then “draw” with them. For more background on how we did this, see my April 10th post, “Painting with Light! LCD Pens, Circuits and Creativity.” Here are some of my favorite images from this evening. If you compare the LED light pen drawings Alexander and I created on our own, and the drawings Kevin helped with tonight, you can see what a marked difference it can make to have a VERY talented artist in the house!
I think we’re going to have to plan some kind of geek lock-in with Storychasers using a EduBloggerCon model or something in the next year. It’s FUN to have opportunities like we did tonight to be CREATIVE together!
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- Controversy Surrounds OKCPS Transfer Rejections for ClassenSAS - 2013
- Migrating Podcasts from a Web Host to Amazon S3 - 2013
- Gotta Keep Learning! Video Remix by Steed Elementary Students in Oklahoma - 2011
- We've come so far, so fast - And we need more digital witnesses in the Oklahoma panhandle! - 2009
- Amazed by international connections - 2008
- Reflections on IQ, cognitive development, and distributed learning - 2008
- A science fair project changing the world? - 2008
- Diigo difficulties - 2008
- links for 2008-05-27 - 2008