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How to help students develop interesting ideas

How to help students develop interesting ideas

  You’ve given your students a list of project choices for 3D materials and they’re asking questions like…. “Can I make a cardboard cutout of my initials and decorate it with flowers?” “Can I cut out a heart and put pictures on it?” This makes you want to slam your head into the chalkboard… you’re just waiting […]

How to Make sure your art students are on track

How to Make sure your art students are on track

This is a good one to tuck away for a rainy day ( or a sub plan!!!) We like doing what we’re used to doing, our students are the same way, and I can’t really blame them. But in AP art they really need to push themselves, demonstrate an understanding of the principles of art, […]

How to make tests and quizzes online

How to make tests and quizzes online

Do you give test in your art room? Sometimes, even as art teachers, we have to create these crazy things called test, and who in the world wants to grade a test, or waste precious making time giving kids a test? Not this lady right here, and I’m guessing not you either. I’m lovin classmarker.com […]

Classroom Management Tips for the Art Room

Classroom Management Tips for the Art Room

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Wash your paint brush in the sink, put your name on your paper, put your painting onto the drying rack, why are there all of these dirty brushes in the sink…… Clean up in the art room can be a real BEAST!!! Like the kind of beast that you wish would just come and put […]

How to save time while grading Students Projects

How to save time while grading Students Projects

  I’ve never met a teacher of any kind/subject, that says that they love grading. It takes a lot of time and often feels like the students don’t even look at, let alone apply the given feedback. You have piles of work, taking over your desk, so you take it home ( telling yourself that […]

Fast and Easy ways to make video for your classroom

Fast and Easy ways to make video for your classroom

A side of affect of teaching art online, is creating A TON, of video, however, video isn’t just helpful for those of you that teach online, it’s also a great tool to flipping the classroom. An added bonus, is that it can be super helpful when you have a sub. Save your videos to a […]

Does Grading Art Matter

Does Grading Art Matter

You hate grading right? There’s a pile of project , scratch that, that’s a MOUNTAIN  of projects taking over your desk, and you really really want to skip the grading part. But, since art is graded in college, are you setting your students up for a disaster? I don’t know that I’ve ever met a […]

Teacher Tools: Short and Informative Videos about Art

Teacher Tools: Short and Informative Videos about Art

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  I don’t know about you, but I get so crazy excited when I find a new and inspiring resource, and well, that’s what just happened. I was looking for something totally different and stumbled across this awesome resource on the MET site. It’s quickly becoming my go to , to listen to each morning, […]

Teacher Tools: FREE online Programs to Edit your Photos

Teacher Tools: FREE online Programs to Edit your Photos

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  There are lots and lots of tools and apps out there for editing photos, so don’t think that these are the only ones. These are simply ones that myself and my students enjoy using. Below I talk about Befunky.com and pixlr.com I also mentioned Canva, which isn’t a photo editing tool, but is great […]

Teacher Tools: How to make a Stop Action Movie

Teacher Tools: How to make a Stop Action Movie

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I always loved stopped action videos, and so did my students, but we needed a fast and easy way to make them, and that’s where picassa comes in. While you can create stop action with a variety of programs, by far picassa is so simple, with a few clicks your photos transform into a fun […]