Teaching Resource and Evaluation Matrix

Storify (Sommervelle, 2015).

Name of teaching resource

Storify: Yayoi Kusama Retrospective

Weblink (if web based)

Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

Grade Four

How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

This resource has been designed for individual use as a research tool for students to explore the life and works of the artist Yayoi Kusama. Additionally it is easily adapted to whole class use where the teacher can display it on a smartboard or projector and walk through the resources. In this way the class can watch the videos, read, discuss and question the information together.

Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

Visual Art.

Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

Storify’s strength lies in its ease of use as a curation tool and functionality for gathering online materials following a theme, story or concept together in one location. The ability to annotate the ‘story’ gives teachers the freedom to ask questions or assign activities throughout.

Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

The only weakness I encountered with this resource is that it can be time consuming to gather materials and put together.

Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

I would like to use this resource as part of a unit of work accompanying a class visit to Kusama’s obliteration room. Children will use storify to expand their understanding of Kusama’s position and success in the art world will and use this to answer questions about the information and engaging in class discussion about the use of pattern and repetition in art.

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Sommervelle, J. (2015). Storify header screenshot [Image].

Sommervelle, J. (2015). Storify screenshot [Image].


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