Wednesday, June 28, 2017

OK Go in the Art Room

I'm a big fan of OK Go... I think I've even shared a video or two here before, but today when I saw they put out a survey* to see how their videos are used or educational purposes and to get ideas for being even more helpful, I remembered that I'd been wanting to do a blog post about it.

*If you use OK Go videos, please take the survey here:

I've used OK Go videos with all grade levels and they are pretty much always a hit. Here are some of my favorites to use and how I use them.

1. Three Primary Colors- I first used this video when teaching elementary but have since shown it to my high school students for both stop motion animation and color theory. This is a great one to sing along to. :)

2, 3, & 4. The One Moment, Upside Down & Inside Out, This Too Shall Pass
I showed these videos to my advanced class last year and posted a question in Google Classroom asking them to think about the videos as art and discuss. There was a cool documentary about Upside Down & Inside Out on Netflix but I'm not sure if it's still there and I can't remember the name! I will try to find it later and fix this.

5. Last Leaf- This video, as well as Three Primary Colors, are two of my favorites for when I introduce stop motion animation in my computer graphics class. I can't even guess how many pieces of toast they had to make!

I know I'm not the only one to have made a list like this! I just saw one that the Art of Education posted a while back and they had a couple videos I hadn't seen before. Which video is your favorite?

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