Posts Tagged ‘photography’

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MLTI Artwork Challenge

December 21, 2016

Photographs needed – Deadline: January 16, 2017

The Singularity, Dante DesVeaux, Mount Desert Island High School, Grade 10 (2016-17 screen saver)

The Singularity, Dante DesVeaux, Mount Desert Island High School, Grade 10 (2016-17 screen saver)

The MLTI Screensaver Challenge is currently open. Please read all the guidelines below and on the links. Guidelines located at THIS LINK. If you have any questions please contact Juanita Dickson.

Over the last eight years, the MLTI device has featured screen savers featuring outstanding student works of art (twenty each year). To date, there have been well over two thousand pieces of artwork submitted representing PK-12. With the variety of devices available at MLTI, images are now made available as a download for either a screensaver or background image on every MLTI device.

The students whose artwork is selected will have their artwork featured on the Big Screen at the MLTI Student Conference to be held May 25, 2017. The 20 artists will be receiving free conference registration and their artwork featured on 2017-2018 MLTI devices. Student’s artwork will be printed and displayed at the Department of Education during the summer of 2017.

All artwork should be submitted by an adult using our Google drive and Google forms. Complete directions can be found here.

Ocean Breeze, Taylor Fitzpatrick, Houlton Middle School, Grade 6 (2016-17 screen saver)

Ocean Breeze, Taylor Fitzpatrick, Houlton Middle School, Grade 6 (2016-17 screen saver)

MLTI Student Artwork Challenge Timeline
January 16, 2017 – Submissions due.
January 17 – February 10, 2017 – Selection committee reviews submissions using a rubric.
February 13, 2017 – Teachers of the students with selected pieces will be notified by this date. A release form will need to be signed by parents and sent back to MLTI before any names are released to the public.
February 22, 2017 – Release forms due to back to the MLTI Project Office
Late February 2017 – Selected artwork information released to the public.
May 25, 2017 – Student Conference. Selected students will be invited to join us at the Student Conference free of charge (students will need to complete online registration)

DEADLINE: January 16, 2017.  Guidelines located at THIS LINK. If you have any questions please contact Juanita Dickson.

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In Today’s News

December 19, 2016

Two articles

In the Maine Sunday Telegram, 18 December, 2 notable articles this week:

Rick Nickerson

The first article, written by Bob Keyes, is about Music Teacher Rick Nickerson who is one of 10 national finalists for the music educator Grammy Award. Many of you know Rick who has taught at Windham High School for 30 years and is totally committed to his students and community. I posted the initial story at THIS LINK. From one of Rick’s colleagues: “He brings what I like to call vibrant energy to the building,” said Thomas Noonan, who teaches English at Windham. “His students feed off of it, and it informs the whole school and the community. We’re all very happy for him.” This story paints a picture of Rick and what it means for him being a teacher – its not about him but the important work he does teaching, not only music – but life. The $10,000 prize for the winner will be announced in advance of the Grammy Awards TV broadcast on February 12.

Arthur Fink

The second article in the Sunday paper was written by the award winning writer Bill Nemitz, Photographer’s work with ‘short-lived children’ a personal mission is a story about the heart. Photographer Arthur Fink has been taking photos for a volunteer group called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep for 40 years. Arthur is contacted when an infant is going to die to take pictures for the family. He lost his own infant Sarah, whose heart did not function properly 43 years ago when she was six days old. This article tells the story of the amazing work that Arthur does as a photographer. One mother said afterwards: “Arthur caught some very beautiful moments. That was the first time that any of us were able to hold her,” Nicole said. “We all got to share that moment together. And he captured all of that.” Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep calls it bereavement photography‘.  Arthur says: “I just call it love being shared.” I want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU ARTHUR! You can read the article by CLICKING HERE.

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Greely High School and North Yarmouth Academy Exhibit

March 31, 2012

Greely High School and North Yarmouth Academy

Advanced Placement Studio Art

International Baccalaureate Studio Art

Untitled, 18" x 24" Mixed Media, Sarah Ingraham

Student Art Show at 317 Main Street, Yarmouth

An exhibit of work by students of Greely High School and North Yarmouth Academy

The exhibit will include drawings, paintings, mixed media, and photography.

Dainius Bukauskas AP NYA, Sarah Ingraham IB 1st year GHS, Olivia Ryder IB 1st year GHS, Lila Hall 1st year IB GHS, Emily Colesworthy AP GHS

OPENING RECEPTION Friday, April 6, 2012 6:00-7:30 pm

with live music by NYA Bluegrass Ensemble

Gallery Hours: 12:00-6:00 pm Monday-Friday through April 24, 2012

Open to the community!

317 Main St Community Music Center

Music Lessons, Jam Sessions, Cafe and Gallery. FMI call 846-9559 or visit www.317mainst.org

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Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge

February 27, 2012

February 3, 2012 Science

In a special issue, Colin Norman, News Editor of Science, reports on the entries for the 2011 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.

Metabolomic Eye, Bryan W. Jones (Photography - 1st Place)

The challenge has taken place for the past 9 years and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and The purpose is to “promote cutting-edge efforts to visualize scientific data, principles, and ideas—skills that are critical for communication among scientists and between scientists and the general public, especially students.”

Imagine, creating images for communication? Sound familiar? This is taken from

Chapter 132 Maine Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction- Visual Arts B3 Making Meaning, Pre-K-2: Students create art works that communicate ideas and feelings and demonstrate skill in the use of meida, tools, and techniques.

This year there were 212 entries from 33 countries. The finalists were selected and posted and visitors were asked to select their favorite. The “People’s Choice” was selected by the 3200 votes that came in. The winners are posted on an online slide show at http://scim.ag/y41Bht or at www.nsf.gov/news/scivis. You can read the entire article at http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6068/525.full.

The National Science Foundation encourages entries and the competition opens May 31, 2012. You can find information on their website (2nd link above).

Thank you to my colleague, Peter Bernard, at the Maine Department of Education, for sharing the link to this information.

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Photo History Project

May 27, 2011

Photography Class Five Town History Project – Camden Hills Regional High School

Thank you to art teacher Carolyn Brown for submitting this blog post.

Kevin Johnson

Students in Ms. Brown’s Photo Studio classes at Camden Hills Regional High School are working on a “Then and Now” photo history project of the Five Towns CSD, including photos from Appleton, Hope, Lincolnville, Camden and Rockport.

Guest photographer and photo archivist Kevin Johnson, of the Penobscot Marine Museum, visited classes in late May. He showed students historic photos from the Eastern Illustrating photo archive, which includes photos of the Five Towns shot between 1909 and 1947. He explained how these photos were made with large cameras and glass plate negatives, and how he and his team of archivists have been cleaning, restoring and digitizing the glass plates. Students then tried out Kevin’s large-format camera, to get a feel for how the old photos were set up and shot.

Kevin Johnson, Heather Eaton

Students have selected old photos from the collection to reshoot with modern tools. The classes will select the best shots and create 25 pairs of images- one of the old shots with the scene as it looks today. These photos will be matted and framed, and become a permanent collection for CHRHS. Additionally, local historians will work with students to give background history about the history of the Five Towns area depicted in the photos. Eventually, the photos will be available on the Penobscot Marine Museum website, and mapped using GIS tools.

This project is supported by Youth Arts, the Bisbee Fund, and a donation from Laurie Adams. Anyone interested in learning more about the project, please contact teacher Carolyn Brown at Carolyn_Brown@fivetowns.net

More information about the Penobscot Marine Museum historic photo collection can be found on their website at http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org/photo-collections/index.html

Kevin Johnson, Dinara Galilulina

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Follow up to Webinar

April 11, 2011

Painting a Picture: Image Processing for Digital Narratives

On March 3rd MLTI (Maine Learning Technology Initiative) presented a webcast called Painting a Picture: Imagine Processing for Digital Narratives. The facilitator was Ruben Puentedura who provided great information and instruction that can easily be adapted to use with students.

iphoto and Acorn were both tools that Ruben demonstrated to help construct digital narratives such as digital storytelling.  The TPCK and the SAMR models were referenced since MLTI uses both of these models. You can learn more about the models by clicking here.

The session was offered twice on March 3rd. I attended the 7PM session but you can access either session at http://maine121.org/?page_id=410

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