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DailyArt - Daily dose of art on your phone

DailyArt - Daily dose of art on your phone | technologies | Scoop.it
DailyArt is a free iPhone, iPad and Android app that every day,
via push notification delivers you one piece of fine art.
But it’s not all - with one masterpiece a day you receive a short info,
a little tittle-tattle about the painting, the artist or the epoque when it was produced.
The content was prepared by the specialists so it assures the great selection of works.
Everything is written in a light and pleasant way - because art is for everyone, not only for art historians.
Thanks to DailyArt you’ll finally impress your girlfriend or
find yourself in the conversation with your posh friends and like going to museums and galleries.
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Whether you are an art fan already or simply want to know a bit more about the world’s greatest paintings, this app is a perfect way to add to your knowledge of art history. 
Each day, the app provides you with a new masterpiece and tells you all about its creation and the artist behind it. 
Ideal for Art Practitioners and/or their learners... 
Available on iOS and Android 
DailyArt PRO is also available (£3.99 at time of posting) 
Note: 1: Users can scroll back to very past posts. 
2: being able to zoom in on the pictures is invaluable. I Love it!
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Google Arts & Culture - a virtual museum

Google Arts & Culture - a virtual museum | technologies | Scoop.it
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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The Google Arts & Culture website and app, by the Google Cultural Institute, lets visitors explore "anything from cats in art since 200 BC to the colour red in Abstract Expressionism, and everything in between". The tools will help visitors discover works and artefacts, allowing them to immerse themselves in cultural experiences across... 
● art, 
● history and 
● wonders of the world 
...from more than a thousand museums across 70 countries: 
● Search for anything, from hats to all things gold 
● Scroll through art by time
● Browse by colour 
● Find a new fascinating story to discover every day 
Some of you may want to see some of the artworks in real life too—and the Google Arts & Culture app is there to help. 
Click “Visit” on a museum’s page to get opening times, find out what’s on that day and navigate there in one click. 
There’s much to learn about our shared cultural heritage. Download the app for iOS and Android to unlock a world of experiences.
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Art History Books with full text online - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art History Books with full text online - The Metropolitan Museum of Art | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts 437 art history books on-line.
All of the books can be read on-line or downloaded as PDFs (warning, some of them are massive files).
Visitors, learners and/or practitioners, can search through the catalogue of books by...
   - thematic category,
   - format, and
   - publication type.
And, of course, they can search through the books by...
   - title,
   - author, and
   - keyword.

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Whitney Museum of American Art: Collection

Whitney Museum of American Art: Collection | technologies | Scoop.it
The Whitney Museum of American Art. Explore works, exhibitions, and events online. Located in New York City.
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The Whitney Museum of American Art has overhauled its on-line database and expanded its on-line collection from a mere 700 works to around 21,000.
The digital reserve now includes...
   - Edward Hopper,
   - Mike Kelley,
   - Martin Wong,
   - Jackson Pollock,
   - Georgia O’Keeffe, and
   - Andy Warhol
...available for visitor browsing pleasure.

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Art and artists | Tate

Art and artists | Tate | technologies | Scoop.it
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A must for those on Art courses...

Britain’s Tate Modern, gets into the digital archive arena with around 70,000 digitized works of art in their on-line gallery.
A separate digital archive—the Tate’s Archives & Access project—offers up a trove of materials you’re unlikely to encounter much, if at all, in their physical spaces.
This collection digitizes little-seen “artists’ materials, including photographs, sketchbooks, diaries, letters and objects, documenting the lives and working processes of British born and émigré artists, from 1900 to the present.

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Smarty Pins: Trivia & Google Maps

Smarty Pins: Trivia & Google Maps | technologies | Scoop.it
Smarty Pins is a Google Maps based geography and trivia game.
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Google has released this new game called Smarty Pins which uses Google Maps for its layout.
It's a game that tests players geography and trivia skills. It could be ideal for use with learners.
Players in Smarty Pins are asked a wide variety of geography-based questions to which they have to provide answers by dragging and dropping a pin in Maps. 
Scores are converted into miles and players are given 1000 miles at the start of the play .
With each incorrect answer a number of miles are subtracted from the players' score.
The trick is to answer questions as quickly as possible before the number of miles reaches zero.
First select a category. The categories available are...
   - Arts and Culture,
   - Science and Geography,
   - Sports and Games,
   - Entertainment,
   - History and Current Event.
Players will then be provided with a question.
If they find the question too hard to answer they can get help by using the "take a hint" button.
To answer the question players need to drop the pin on the correct location.
The final score you reach can be shared with others using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

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Vecteezy

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Free Vector Art - Vecteezy is a HUGE collection of free vector art, vector graphics, illustrator brushes, Vector Wallpaper Backgrounds, Silhouettes and more!
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Vecteezy is a community of vector art!

They provide a place for vector artists to create and exchange a variety of free vector graphics like...

   - Vector Icons,

   - Vector Patterns,

   - Vector Swirls,

   - Flourishes and

   - other stuff

...to enhance user's designs and creativity.

All the graphics are free to download and, depending on the license, free to use in projects.

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GettyGames (Getty Museum)

GettyGames (Getty Museum) | technologies | Scoop.it
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Getty Games is a nice collection of art-based games produced by The Getty Museum for younger learners to enjoy (To be fair I enjoyed the ones I tried out).
An ideal resource for Family Learning Practitioners perhaps.
There are four categories of games, each offering a subset of games.
Getty Games...
   - offers directions for a selection of offline activities.
   - could be a nice way for learners to review artwork they see when exploring art on-line at The Getty.

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Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs

Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs | technologies | Scoop.it
picture communication cards, songs, games and learning activities for autism, aspergers, fetal alcohol syndrome and disabilities
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Do2Learn is a collection of resources that help practitioners find a way to improve the academic achievements, behaviour, and social skills of learners with special needs.
The website features...
-  games,
-  songs,
-  craft projects,
-  seasonal arts, and
-  much more.
Educators can find...
- literacy tools,
- behavior management plans,
- teacher toolbox, and
- other special education materials.
The materials and information provided on this website are created by experts in the area of special education.
The resources have been specifically developed to be adequate for learners with...
- Attention Deficit Disorder,
- Autism Spectrum Disorder, and
...other disabilities that inhibit their skills of self-regulation, communication, socializing, and learning.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Titles with full-text online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Titles with full-text online | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of art history books could be a great resource for art practitioners and their learners.
Learners who are researching artists and or art movements could consult the collection to find reference materials.
Currently there are 394 volumes.
All of the books can be read online or downloaded as PDFs (Note/Beware: some of them are massive files). Visitors can search through the catalog of books by...
- thematic category,
- format, and
- publication type.
And, as you'd expect, by...
- title,
- author, and
- keyword.

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Jennifer Moss's curator insight, November 8, 2013 5:57 PM

Wonderful service - The Metropolitan Museum of Art is  is offering a bunch of their publications with full text as downloadable pdfs!

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WikiPaintings

WikiPaintings | technologies | Scoop.it
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Wikipaintings is a great resource for Art practitioners and for those looking for some highly quality images of public domain artworks.
Wikipainings is a project that aims to create well-structured online repository of fine art.

The artwork featured in this platform includes both classical and contemporary art.
Note: The site presents both public domain artworks and works that are protected by copyright.

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My Learning - Learning with Museums Libraries and Archives

My Learning - Learning with Museums Libraries and Archives | technologies | Scoop.it
My Learning is a website for teachers and learners inspired by museum, library and archive collections. Content is created in consultation with teachers and is presented as resources designed to support different curriculum subjects and key stages.
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Free learning resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations.
My Learning is a resource for practitioners and learners inspired by museum, library and archive collections. Resources are suggested sequences to learn about a particular curriculum topic.
Practitioners can search for a resource by subject, age group, museum or specific words. Resources are continually being added so please check regularly for new subjects and topics.
Subjects for Post 16 Learners include...
- Art and Design;
- Citizenship;
- Design and Technology;
- ESOL; and
- History.
The latest addition, at the time of curation, is "The M&S Company Archive"
The website has some excellent resources.

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:53 PM

Use the Museums to authenticate your work and aide visual understanding....

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The Plasma Screen & Whiteboard Room

The Plasma Screen & Whiteboard Room | technologies | Scoop.it
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A free website where practitioners in special schools can download teaching resources, created by other practitioners, that they can use on their plasma screens, interactive whiteboards, etc.  All the resources have been created by practitioners and are free to use for educational purposes.  Copyright remains with the owners of all the resources on the site.

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MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology

MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology | technologies | Scoop.it
O MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia é uma proposta cultural para a cidade de Lisboa. Um museu que cruza estas três áreas num espaço de debate, de descoberta, de pensamento crítico e de diálogo internacional. A diversidade de programas e de es
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Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT) 
On Wednesday, 5 October 2016, the EDP Foundation officially opened MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology - on the Tagus River in Belém, Lisbon, with a 12-hour public programme featuring exhibition openings, educational events, performances and music happenings. 
Housed within two buildings and spanning a vast outdoor site, MAAT explores contemporary culture through... 
■ visual arts, 
■ new media, 
■ architecture, 
■ technology and 
■ science. 
This new museum complex is located on the EDP Foundation Campus, which is at the heart of an exciting urban revitalisation along one of Lisbon’s most historic waterfronts.
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Art history basics - an excellent resource for Art teachers and learners.

Art history basics - an excellent resource for Art teachers and learners. | technologies | Scoop.it
We understand the history of humanity through art. From prehistoric depictions of woolly mammoths to contemporary abstraction, artists have addressed their time and place in history and have expressed universal human truths for tens of thousands of years. Learn what made Rome great, how Islamic tile work evolved, why the Renaissance happened, and about the brilliant art being produced today around the globe. Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker of Smarthistory together with leading art historians, and our museum partners have created hundreds of short engaging conversational videos and articles, making Khan Academy one of the most accessible and extensive resources for the study of the history of art.
John Dalziel's insight:

Art History Basics is an excellent resource for Art teachers and learners.
The partnership between Khan Academy, Smarthistory, and some leading art historians and museums provides a collection of...
►educational videos,
►articles, and
►several other materials
...to chronicle the development of art and help users learn major artistic movements and works that span human history.

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Street Art with Google Art Project

Street Art with Google Art Project | technologies | Scoop.it
Explore the stories behind the art. g.co/streetart #streetartproject
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Google Street Art has 10,000 images, with coordinates pinpointing exact locations on all five continents.
A major aim of this project is virtual preservation. Given the temporal realities of Street Art, pilgrims may arrive to find a blank canvas where graffiti once flourished.
Documentation is key.
Not all of the work can be attributed, but users can click on an image to see what is known. Guided tours to neighborhoods rich with street art allow worldwide learners to experience the work, and the interviews with the artists dispel any number of stereotypes.
Cultural institutions like...
   - Hong Kong’s Art Research Institute, and
   - Turkey’s Pera Museum
...and street art projects based in such hubs as...
   - Bangkok,
   - Paris,
   - Rome, and
   - Sydney

...have pulled together official collections of photos and videos, but practitioners, and/or learners, can play curator too.
It’s easy to add images to a collection of their own choice which can be shared with the public at large or saved for private inspiration or used as part of an educational assignment - the list goes on.

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Virtual Lighting Studio

Virtual Lighting Studio | technologies | Scoop.it
interactive portrait studio lighting application
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The Virtual Lighting Studio...
   - is ideal for learners as a learning tool for photography, painting, cinema or CG scene lighting.
   - lets users experiment with multiple lights and see their combined effect when dealing with portraits.
Users have the option to choose between...
   - simple bare strobes,
   - ring lights or
   - soft boxes
...to model the mood of their portraits and find out what lighting equipment they need.
NOTE: Google Chrome is recommended for this site.

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Wron Ga's curator insight, January 18, 2015 2:06 PM

Kolejne genialne aplikacje idace w slad photoshopa które wykorzystuja niezwykle narzedzia do upiekszania prac

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Digital Image Collection-Folger Shakespeare Library

Digital Image Collection-Folger Shakespeare Library | technologies | Scoop.it
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The rare materials held at the Folger are meant to be actively used; Henry Folger once called the collection “a fine kit of tools for scholars.”

Today, the Folger Library continues to make its books, manuscripts, and artworks as accessible as possible within the limits set by their rarity and, in many cases, fragility.
For the general public, world-wide, access to the Folger collection is provided via their freely-accessible Digital Image Collection.
The Folger's Digital Image Collection offers online access to over 75,000 images from the Folger Shakespeare Library collection, including...
   - books,
   - theater memorabilia,
   - manuscripts,
   - art,
...and more.
Images are available in high resolution and users can...
   - show multiple images side-by-side,
   - zoom in and out to see fine detail,
   - view cataloging information when available,
   - export thumbnails, and
   - construct permanent URLs linking back to their favorite items or searches.
These images are available for free use under a CC BY-SA Creative Commons license.

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John Dalziel's insight:

The rare materials held at the Folger are meant to be actively used; Henry Folger once called the collection “a fine kit of tools for scholars.”

Today, the Folger Library continues to make its books, manuscripts, and artworks as accessible as possible within the limits set by their rarity and, in many cases, fragility.
For the general public, world-wide, access to the Folger collection is provided via their freely-accessible Digital Image Collection.
The Folger's Digital Image Collection offers online access to over 75,000 images from the Folger Shakespeare Library collection, including...
   - books,
   - theater memorabilia,
   - manuscripts,
   - art,
...and more.
Images are available in high resolution and users can...
   - show multiple images side-by-side,
   - zoom in and out to see fine detail,
   - view cataloging information when available,
   - export thumbnails, and
   - construct permanent URLs linking back to their favorite items or searches.
These images are available for free use under a CC BY-SA Creative Commons license.

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The Collection Online | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Collection Online | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art have announced that...
“more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use.”
Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s online initiative is dubbed “Open Access for Scholarly Content,” and, while surfing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s digital collections, users will know if a particular work is free to download if it bears the “OASC” acronym.
Further guidance is available in the FAQs

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Smart History: Google Art Project & Khan Academy - YouTube

Smart History: Google Art Project & Khan Academy - YouTube | technologies | Scoop.it
Smarthistory.khanacademy.org is thrilled to be part of the expanded Google Art Project. See the education section there for more: http://www.googleartproject...
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I've already posted about Google’s Art Project and the Khan Academy, now, from the combined power of their learning resources comes this collection of video introductions to over 100 important paintings.
Ranging from between two to nine minutes and covering works of art created in eras from 575 B.C.E to the Second World War, these brief but intellectually dense and visually rich lessons bear the label of Smarthistory, “a multimedia web-book about art and art history” that merged with Khan Academy in 2011.
Smarthistory’s videos manage to reveal a great deal of emotional, technical, and historical knowledge on these and many other paintings and is an excellent resource for Art History and other Learners.

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Google Cultural Institute

Google Cultural Institute | technologies | Scoop.it
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world.

Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces.

Create your own galleries and share favourite finds with learners, peers, etc.

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Virtual Library (Publications Getty)

Virtual Library (Publications Getty) | technologies | Scoop.it
Books in the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both general and specialized audiences.
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Getty Museum has put more than 250 art books online for anyone to read online and or download.

Practitioners, and/or learners, can find all of these books in the Getty Publications Virtual Library.

You can search through the collection by...

- author,

- keyword, or

- title.

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GCSE revision and A level revision | S-cool, the revision website

GCSE revision and A level revision | S-cool, the revision website | technologies | Scoop.it
S-cool Revision is the UK’s leading FREE revision website. We provide high quality A Level and GCSE revision guides, revision questions and revision notes to over 3 million students a year!
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Does what it says! This site is idealfor learners preparing for assessments and or revisiting workcovered to refresh memories, practice, prepare etc.

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MCS Learning Support's curator insight, November 4, 2013 6:55 AM

A free revision site that may help with particular topics.

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Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history

Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history | technologies | Scoop.it
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Smarthistory, originally developed by art history professors Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, is now partnered with Khan Academy to deliver lessons via video.
Smarthistory...
- is an online alternative to expensive art history books.
- features more than just images of notable works of art.
- provides a combination of video lessons, text articles, and audio lessons about eras and themes.
Learners can browse resources by...
- artist name,
- style of work,
- theme, or
- time period.

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ICTmagic - wiki

ICTmagic - wiki | technologies | Scoop.it
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The awarding winning ICTmagic wiki is packed full with thousands of free links and resources for educators.
Including...
Art, Craft & Design;
Early Years;
EducationalGames;
English;
Food & Cookery;
History;
ICT & Web Tools;
Languages;
Maths;
Music, sound & Podcasts;
...to name but a few.

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Graham O'Shanesy's curator insight, May 23, 2016 1:52 PM

Some links to some new and interesting ICTs - particularly like the look of Algodoo as a Physics playground