How to Use Technology for Art Critiques
As an art teacher, you know that having your students practice the critique process is important, but getting students to give thoughtful feedback and getting everyone to participate can feel like you’re teaching advanced calculus, and we all know that you don’t want to do that. , plus you have such a limited amount of time with your students, you’d rather focus on making art.
Recently I started using google docs as a way to have students do written critiques outside of class, and it worked really well. It gives students the time to think about a piece and respond as they feel that they have something to say, instead of feeling on the spot. It creates a conversation, making it easy for students to respond to each other.
Here’s how we did it.