#You’reWelcome.

With all the challenges that come across in life, there are times where God sends his angles out to remind me that things are good. I know that with the flooding in Louisiana, the earthquake in Italy, wars, poverty, hunger, nonacceptance, and all the other challenges that life offers, my disappointments are trivial. Thank you to all those who reached out to me yesterday (August 23, 2016) with words of love, comfort, and reminders that “My hour has not yet come.”

Thank you to those I do not mention… and a NAME DROP to these great individuals whose desire to continue to make the world a better and more beautiful place. Thank you to Danyelle, Mike, Jacob, Russell, Brandon, Colton, and especially the Queen of “No Fun” Connie. The cards you sent are a wonderful reminder that the challenges I face are worth it because I can work with and get to know the great individuals I do in my life.

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#MakerFaire at #Interactiv2014 with follup up at #WHSoc20 at 8:00CST on #Twitter

MAKER MOVEMENT on June 18th at the White House…

My Plans, and a CHALLENGE / OPPORTUNITY for you!

I will be attending the InterActiv 2014 Technology Conference at UW-Whitewater and will be holding my VERY OWN LOW TECH MAKER FAIRE over the lunch break. I am NOT SURE how many (if any) will participate, but I will be documenting the WHOLE THING and I will be gathering and supplying materials and ideas – moderating the ideas there. I will begin with a MAKER FAIRE definition and then open it up to all those who are interested in participating in the event. That evening I will be moderating along with others from the #WHSoc20 teacher group a conversation about the day, with images and the like (after I have had a presentation with the Waterford Union High School Board about the White House Social event from May 7, 2014). A LONG DAY but well worth it!

MY CHALLENGE TO YOU IS SIMPLE! One hour – that is all… Community and Improvement is HUGE. Making things that can add to the community is ALSO a great big part of what I encourage and teach. So, here it is:

  • On May 18th, take one hour, or whatever time you can afford, to go out and make:
    • Paintings
    • Drawings
    • Photographs
    • Performance Pieces
    • Sculptures
    • Poems
    • Stories
    • Pick up garbage
    • Work in a soup kitchen
    • Volunteer somewhere
  • Think about the COMMUNITY that you live in and  what can you do – one person, two people, a group – to make it better?
  • Document what you have been able to do and then email the images to me at: fjkorb@gmail.com
  • I will create a page on my website to promote what you have done and will TWEET, POST, FACEBOOK, SHARE, Google+ the heck out of it!
  • QUESTIONS – EMAIL ME AT: fjkorb@gmail.com
  • THAT NIGHT – Follow and join in the conversation at #WHSoc20 on Twitter at 8:00CST (9:00EST) to read, learn, share about the movement that is Maker Faires and Maker Spaces and the Maker Movement! 

A recap of my earlier post:

On June 18th, President Obama will host the first-ever White House Maker Faire to highlight how the Maker Movement and the increasing access to the hardware and software tools it takes to make just about anything, are unleashing new learning opportunities for students and opening new pathways for kids to get interested in STE(A)M. (Check out my students work based on STEAM HERE!)

The 18th will also be a National Day of Making, and we’re encouraging citizen makers around the country to get involved in their communities or plug in virtually using #NationOfMakers. Attached is more information on what you can do to celebrate making on June 18th.

 Follow the action online at http://www.whitehouse.gov/makerfaire.

 #NationOfMakers or via maker@ostp.gov.

 Maker Luncheon at the Technology Conference? Perhaps there is my answer!

 What can YOU do to promote the movement?

Maker Faire PDF

#MakerFaire and #Stem – I prefer #STEAM – on Wednesday, June 18

MAKER FAIRE – June 18!

I am TORN… Technology Conference or Gather a group for a COMMUNITY MAKER event? Follow me on TWITTER @fjkorb to see what my decision is… I do NOT know what to do!

On June 18th, President Obama will host the first-ever White House Maker Faire, to highlight how the Maker Movement and the increasing access to the hardware and software tools it takes to make just about anything, are unleashing new learning opportunities for students and opening new pathways for kids to get interested in STEM. (Check out my students work based on STEAM HERE!)

The 18th will also be a National Day of Making, and we’re encouraging citizen makers around the country to get involved in their communities or plug in virtually using #NationOfMakers. Attached is more information on what you can do to celebrate making on June 18th.

 Follow the action online at http://www.whitehouse.gov/makerfaire.

 #NationOfMakers or via maker@ostp.gov.

 Maker Luncheon at the Technology Conference? Perhaps there is my answer!

 What can YOU do to promote the movement?

Maker Faire PDF

#Communities and #Art, #Collaboration and #Technology… what does it all mean?

“A dream only becomes overrated when not pursued by the dreamer.”

― Courtney Hickman

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Art Foundations: What is Social Commentary? This is PART of the RESEARCH you can do today!

How can you VISUALIZE the feeling of Bullying and being a bully? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/2013-01-15_07-59-44_878.jpg

Goals:

  1. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information about the ideas and definitions, and examples of Bullying.

Research these two topics and collect information to work from – Bullying and Social Commentary.

Talk to one another about the topics of Bullying and Social Commentary. What are 3 things about each that you have learned and think would be helpful to share tomorrow.

Drawing: How do we build communities?

Perspective? http://www.buzzle.com/images/diagrams/2-point-perspective.jpg
Communities in the American Regionalist Eyes… RESEARCH!

Goals:

  1. G: Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information about COMMUNITY and Thomas Hart Benton and other American Regionalists.

What did Thomas Hart Benton and Other Regionalists teach you about society, community, and Composition?

AP Studio Art: What is REAL collaboration?

How are YOU toughing the ideas of CREATION? http://www.artmarketingmanagement.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/marketingculturale02.jpg

Goals:

  1. 2.4 compare different points of view regarding composition and meaning in artwork.

How are your ideas being worked into the LARGE image? What can you do to encourage your ideas to be represented and present in the final composition? Discuss and WRITE IT DOWN!