How I Use It
Students were asked to turn a museum work of art of their choosing into a still image. Google Arts and culture allowed students to explore different museums around the world as well as type in specific words to find art that may interest them. Once students found a work that captured at least one person they were to improvise and recreate the look of everything captured. The thing I loved was that while some students went all out in having actual props or even making them some students were able to find simple images that did not require as much creativity. While some may look at this as a bad thing i believed it allowed student choice. While I could share art work and museums by sending them to google classroom for students to show I do wish there were more features that allowed for collaboration. I love how the students were able to favorite works or any information they like so that they are able to review it later. In this case I believe this came in handy when/ if students weren’t satisfied with their recreation, the gallery of images allows students to easily go back without having to search again.
I do very much like google arts and culture as it can be seen for a one stop shop to view many fascinating works from around the world and different time periods. Being an artists nothing beats the real thing however Arts and Culture comes close and is extremely fascinating. From the art collectives and archives to the interactive virtual museums there are many features to explore and immerse yourself in art. While it does allow to to connect to google classroom and use some of its features I feel it is limiting when it comes to things like collaboration and activities. This tool is something that may definitely need some instruction before students dive into it as there is nothing really geared towards student response besides the games. I love how students are able to save works that interest them or they may be learning about in a favorites album and even organize albums into specific galleries. In order for this tool to fit my classroom needs I would love something that geared towards lessons and activities more rather than a place to just research. Also allowing students to collaborate by having some sort of creativity space would be great