iPads in Education – Enhancing student learning by Lynda Cutting


There are so many ways that the iPad can enhance the art program. The internet connection give you access to amazing data bases and collections of the worlds great art and artists and there is a plethora of painting, drawing and graphics apps as well. The camera also gives us a great opportunity, students can record their work – either as a finished product or to map it’s development through the creation process. They can annotate their work and keep a record in a digital portfolio…..so many possibilities

Art Circles

This is a beautiful app – iTunes describes it as enabling you to “Take a spin through artCircles™ to discover a world of art images in a brand new way. Let your fingers wander as you whirl through wheels of art by colors, words, themes or curators—the artists, designers and taste makers of our times—who share their unique perspectives on creativity and the art that inspires them. Each spin reveals new art that just may surprise you and change the way you see a painting or photograph. Then, shape and share your own collection. Who knows, your “favorites” circle could take someone else on a magical art journey” a must see app.

Art data base lite

A data base of nearly 2,000 images from the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) . From ancient sculpture to Impressionist masterpieces, from scroll paintings to Mesoamerican pottery, these works of art will inform and inspire.

ibisPaint X – Speed Painting App

Create a painting and have your strokes recorded – then playing it back as a movie to see how you painted it.


This is pretty amazing. The app is FREE and students can simply download it. Teachers can get a 30 day free trial and then if they wish take up a subscription for $9.99 per year but students remain free.

The site enables students to create virtual galleries, learn background on museum pieces and comment on work of other students.For teachers you can create galleries for you class from the huge range of resources on the site. Which at the basic beginning has  over 200 Museum pages organized in 12 collections. Each page includes an image, description, and a few related project ideas.


Some inspiring art blogs and websites to check out!


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