I’ve been web surfing to come up with new ideas for this next year. I discovered new websites and visited old favorites.
I enjoy checking the websites for two of my favorite art education magazines:
School Arts (http://www.davisart.com/Portal/SchoolArts/SADefault.aspx)
along with Arts and Activities (http://www.artsandactivities.com/).
On their websites, they offer a selection of their published lesson plans as downloadable PDF’s.
I love this site for an introduction to my lesson on mudcloth printmaking, especially since I can use my ActivBoard to have the kids design their cloth: http://www.mnh.si.edu/africanvoices/mudcloth/index_flash.html
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NAEA has a good site for art professionals to share ideas at naeaelementarydivision.ning.com
Also check out your state’s Art Education Association website (or any other state) – some post lesson plans or recommend websites to help with lesson plans.
Of course be sure to google your favorite art suppliers since many post lesson plans as well: crayola.com, prismacolor.com, etc.
My students enjoy visiting the interactive site
www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/explore.cfm to learn about art and I often use the activities along with my ActivBoard.
Many of the great art museums have wonderful sites to explore and learn from. Here are a few:
The Art Institute of Chicago: http://www.artic.edu/aic/education/onlinelearning/index.html.
The Getty” http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/. Smithsonian: http://www.si.edu/education/.
Interested in incorporating more rubrics into your lessons? Check out: http://www.tools2learn.ca/rubric/rubric.html
Please share any sites that you rely on for inspiration!
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