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Outlet Art for Congressional App Challenge 2018

Outlet Art for Congressional App Challenge 2018


Art is intertwined with every aspect of our daily lives: how we work, how we learn, and how we play. But recently, Budget cuts have devastated art programs across the country. That’s why I, along with my teammates Thalia Tayara and Morgan Kim created Outlet Art with a block-based code editor called Makeroid. Outlet Art is designed to provide affordable, accessible and interactive art education to students anywhere. Our target audiences are threefold- students without access to art education, art teachers who want to make a difference in their community and beyond, and schools, who are experiencing budget cuts. When the user first enters the app. They’re greeted with this prompt to select a Google account from the ones on their phone, then they’re led to the home screen. Right here we see the sidebar where all the options that teachers have are shown. Here we’re going to add a class. Classes are the content students view. They normally contain multiple videos and pieces of text and focus on a specific topic. Now, let’s add a video to the class- I’ve already recorded mine- and Play it to make sure it works. Next we describe the video we just added. Now, let’s sign in as a student. And go to the list of classes. We’re going to view a different class (than the one that the teacher uploaded). And when we play the video you can see it’s a different one, but it still plays perfectly. The description is down there and there’s student artwork that students made with what they learned below. We can shuffle through the student artwork by pressing the buttons on the bottom And when we tap on it, we can give the artwork a critique (constructive criticism) The critiques are shown at the bottom of the screen With Outlet Art students can receive lessons from teachers anywhere and get the art education they deserve

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