Joel McKinney

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By Joel McKinney
Tessellation based patterns are fun, making a kind of math – art puzzle that your students design themselves. This project will walk your students through the process of designing and creating fabulous tessellated pattern artworks. All you need are
Subjects:
Geometry, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.00
29 ratings
3.9
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By Joel McKinney
Lines are the most basic part of drawing, yet teaching students to work with lines can be challenging. This is a series of classroom projects that will engage and teach students to use and appreciate the "common" line. My 8 part basic drawing
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Joel McKinney
This is designed to serve as an initial research and writing project to complement the Media and Techniques learning in the standard middle school curriculum and to provide a strong Writing Across the Curriculum element. It also serves to provide
Subjects:
Arts, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Joel McKinney
This simple two or three day project addresses the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design in a deep and personally meaningful way. Students research heraldic symbolism and design a personal crest based on their research and using line, shape,
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$3.00
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By Joel McKinney
Students design and construct a layered paper Mola modeled after the common Central American textile tradition. Construction paper Molas explore the culture of Cent=ral America, fiber craft techniques, layering of surfaces, patterning, figure ground
Subjects:
Native Americans, Arts, Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Cultural Activities
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Joel McKinney
Students learn how to design for printmaking (multiple ink copies) and then how to create simple "plates" and hand print "editions" of prints from that plate. Primary concepts include image reversal, multiple copies (edition), types of printmaking
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Joel McKinney
Designed to follow basic opaque color mixing, where students take Primary Tempera and mix Secondary Colors, this project allows students to learn how most colors in art and nature are actually Tints or Shades of the Primary and Secondary colors. In
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By Joel McKinney
(Meets Math Across the Curriculum requirements.) Students explore the process of converting 2 dimensional (2D), flat objects into 3 dimensional (3D) fully round objects by carefully cutting and gluing the included patterns. This project contains 5
Subjects:
Other (Math), Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Joel McKinney
Take any relevant work of literature and turn it into comic books! Students love this group project. Working in teams they dissect and rebuild a classic work and design, illustrate, color, add text, credits and cover art. The whole school will
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
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By Joel McKinney
This project introduces students to Decision Tree construction and teaches students enough raw HTML coding to be able to create a simple interactive web game (the project can be taught without the HTML component in the form of a Decision Tree
Subjects:
Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Joel McKinney
Our Own Gallery Project (Art + Writing) Students learn about the curatorial process (relevant in any retail application) by selecting artworks based on their own selection criteria, researching the works and their creators, and writing short
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$2.00
3 ratings
3.5
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By Joel McKinney
This is a four part series of projects that introduces students to basic color theory (complementary colors, analogous colors, etc.), the color wheel, opaque color mixing (how to make secondary and tertiary colors from the primaries), transparent
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Joel McKinney
In Watershed players travel down a stream passing a variety of possible sources of water pollutants. At any time the player can choose to test the water. When testing the water a screen appears with a variety of tests, including sediment, heavy
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Multimedia, Games
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Joel McKinney
Graphic Designers use images and words symbolically. Ideas often have polar opposites and finding these can be a convenient and inspirational way to brainstorm. For the designer trying to make a conceptual point opposites can call attention to a
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Problem Solving
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By Joel McKinney
As a capstone art project, students create a stunning and personal Artist’s Book edited from art work they have created over the course of the class. This is both a Book Binding project and a Curatorial (Analysis and Self-selected Criteria project)
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Joel McKinney
In this project students learn about abstraction by studying the development of the abstract styles of Modern Artists Piet Mondrian and Theo Van Doesburg. Students will then making their own serial abstractions in the classroom. Abstraction can be a
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$2.00
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By Joel McKinney
This project both addresses the Writing Across the Curriculum requirement, and provides important context for students helping them to realize that art is still relevant today and that they are surrounded by contemporary art and artists no matter
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities, Internet Activities
$2.00
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By Joel McKinney
For All Interactive White Boards (and computers with a mouse or touchscreen), this interactive activity allows students to "play" with shapes to try and achieve VISUAL BALANCE while learning the Principles Of Design. Try allowing multiple students
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning, Activboard Activities
$2.00
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By Joel McKinney
For All Interactive White Boards (and computers with a mouse or touchscreen), this interactive activity allows students to "play" with shapes to try and achieve VISUAL EMPHASIS while learning the Principles Of Design. Drag and Drop action. .EXE
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Activboard Activities
$2.00
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By Joel McKinney
For All Interactive White Boards (and computers with a mouse or touchscreen), this interactive activity allows students to "play" with shapes to try and achieve VISUAL BALANCE while learning the Principles Of Design. Try allowing multiple students
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning, Activboard Activities
$2.00
not yet rated
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I was a founding faculty member of the Center for Statewide E-learning at Northern State University where I developed and taught all of the media, multimedia and graphics courses. I have developed and taught video, audio, imaging, vector graphics, web design, multimedia theory, simulations, and more. I also worked as an adjunct professor at SMSU teaching Art History in the classroom, online (asynchronous), and via Interactive Television (ITV). I worked in K-12 as an art teacher and as lead Technical Support. There I taught to the Minnesota State Standards and also Games Development, Metal-casting, and other Art courses. I worked with the ADL Colab on SCORM development. Today I am an independent Elearning Consultant and Content Developer. I have a terminal degree in Interdisciplinary Art and a minor in Anthropology. In 2009 and 2010 I worked for Pearson helping determine the content required for the new Minnesota State teaching license (Art).

MY TEACHING STYLE

Socratic, and flexible. There are dozens of ways to divide people by styles of thinking and/or learning. All have strengths and all have weaknesses. Any teacher understands that the student, any student, is an individual, unique, and teaching must be tailored to that student's ability to comprehend and apply what material is being offered. To that end I have developed a number of learning tools that expand on traditional classroom materials.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MFA from USD, 2001 BA (summa cum laude) from the Honors Program, SSU, 1997

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