Friday, September 30, 2011
Not a day goes by without Facebook being a topic of some conversation or another. Students sometimes talk about it and I have even heard them use it as a verb "Facebook me!" has replaced the "call me" of days gone by. I thought it would be fun to embrace our cultures love of Facebook to teach the kids about artists! My art partner in crime at my school helped to make it happen. We will change it monthly and hopefully sneak some art learning in while our students are standing in line waiting for art class.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
I always teach contour line as the first lesson in 4th grade. This year I have a student teacher who wanted to jump right in with her own lesson so I put aside my regular art lesson to teach this one. Fourth grade art students had a lot of fun drawing their backpacks from observation! Tissue paper was used to create the background and sharpie was used to trace the contour lines. You can go here to see the lesson that inspired me. Found the idea on Pinterest!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Do you use technology in your elementary art education classroom? How do you use it? Many of us in the county that I work for use a projector now to show students PowerPoint presentations about the artists or artwork we are about to study. This is very convenient and a lot less struggle than dragging out the slide projector or lugging around all those prints like years ago. I think technology can be use can be taken even a little further! I often like to use Web 2.0 tools with my students. One that I would like to share today is Fakebook. It looks a lot like real Facebook that has become such a daily part of many of our lives. Students and teachers alike can be heard in the halls talking about Facebook at my school. Why not catch your students interest by creating a fakebook page to introduce an artist! It's so easy to use students can even do it themselves. What about using fakebook as a simple art history assignment that students could even work on from home. Easy to use and free!