the other day the Teaching Palette had a post on Live Binder. This is a FREE site that helps you organize your web finds. Usually I find great sites with ideas that I want to remember. I find things I would use personally like good recipes or ideas for my home. Professionally I find lesson plans that I want to remember and use. I used to just add them to my favorites or make a file in word, but not anymore. Now I use live binder. I just started last night, but I put a few lesson plans in that I want to refer back to. I need to go back an organize them by elements, or by grade level, but it is a start :).
When I left teaching 7 years ago, the Internet and art education was is not what it is today. Today we have lots of very nice bloggers that share ideas. I have found some great art educators that have terrific ideas and lessons. They can be found on my sidebar. These teachers have inspired me to teach their lessons.
Owl Painting done by my second graders. This one is from Deep Space Sparkle . The Dancing Skeleton's (seen above the Owl Paintings) was a lesson that I created. This was a one day project that the kids had lots of fun with.
Another lesson that I found on Deep Space Sparkle was the Rouault Royals . This is a fantastic lesson and the students were very into it. It did take four 45 minute classes to complete but the it was worth it!!
As an Art Educator I wanted to create a blog that had links to site and blogs that I thought would be helpful to other art teachers. You will also find links to my weekly lesson plans. The lessons may have been created by me or they may be a twist on others teachers ideas. As Art Educators we all have the same goal ..to Make Art Work in the classroom! Enjoy and thanks for reading :)!
Art provides unique opportunities to explore and develop ways of knowing, doing, and being. As such, art, as a core subject, …is a critical component in the development of every child and in multiple ways permeates every aspect of human existence. –U.S. Department of Education