♠ Posted by ArtMuse in Art and Technology at 12:53 PM
Over the winter break I took home an iPad from school to fish around for some potential uses in the art room. The last time I did this was a year ago and I had NO idea what I was doing or how to even use an iPad. This time around after taking 2 courses I'm much more adept at navigating the dizzying maze of apps available and after researching the web for the most highly rated art education apps and talking to a few fellow teachers, I compiled a list of about 35 apps some good some not so good. I specifically looked for things that were education based and not really simple game or drawing programs. The way I figure it, if it's a pastel, paint, crayon/marker or watercolor 'drawing' app it's not the most useful considering the kids have the real thing at their disposal!
I made the chart like this: Anything in red I didn't care for. Anything in green I liked and would consider using in the art room. Anything in black I have not tried yet because there wasn't a free download available.
The genre category has the genre that the app was listed under from the app store (education, utilities, reference, etc) and after that I wrote the category I would consider it for use in my art room (art reference, E elements and principles, sculpture etc.) I plan on purchasing a few and trying them out so when I do I'll post my reviews of the as yet untested apps I listed.