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Google Cardboard and Perspective Drawing

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This lesson was written by our junior high art teacher who is amazing. Please check it out!

In the past I have taught one, two, and three point perspective drawing. One point perspective is a much easier concept to grasp. Plenty of real life examples can be demonstrated right inside the classroom or walking around the school building. With google cardboard the students can watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0-89v4Fk-M and be able to visualize what the 3-D version of 2 point, and 3 point perspective would look like. Then we could get into the steps of drawing in two point perspective…

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(Show drawing demo and examples and have students create their own city view)

Demonstrate knowledge of basic vocabulary by labeling photographs:

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Diagonal

Vertical

Horizontal

Horizon Line

Vanishing Point

Parallel

Depth

Height

Perpendicular

Perspective

Recede

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Follow up with another google cardboard view of New York’s Times Square https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-gQK9V1zrU

 

A brief demo and student drawing of 3 point perspective:

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And a few real life examples for the student to demonstrate knowledge of vocabulary and basic steps.

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I am also on the waiting list for Google Expeditions… a brief description of the program from their website:

https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/

 

THE EXPEDITIONS PIONEER PROGRAM

Expeditions teams will visit selected schools around the world, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, Denmark, Mexico, Ireland and Northern Ireland. Each team will bring a complete Expeditions kit with everything the teachers need to take their students on journeys anywhere. The team will show teachers how Expeditions works and help set it up before class.

WHAT ARE EXPEDITIONS?

Expeditions is a virtual reality platform built for the classroom. We worked with teachers and content partners from around the world to create more than 150 engaging journeys – making it easy to immerse students in entirely new experiences.

Expeditions are guided tours of places schools buses can’t go. They are comprised of virtual reality panoramas and are led by a guide or teacher.

Using a tablet, teachers can guide up to 50 students wearing virtual reality viewers.

Teachers can guide their class and point out highlights while referring to editable notes.

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