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2D Design Lesson Round Up

2D Design Lesson Round Up

  Below is a collection of lessons and inspiration for High School 2D Design.  Sketchbook Inspiration Using 6 Word stories to help students develop ideas Illuminated Manuscript Project Making Marks, creating tools, and cutting Lesson on Design Principles Help students understand appropriation in art

Below you’ll find a list of my favorite tools and websites for integrating Art History and making cultural connections in your classroom. Teacher Tools: Short and Informative Videos about Art Teacher Tools: The Art Story is another goodie for the art history lover, but it’s a great site to let students explore, or to intro other […]

How to organize your Pinterest Account

How to organize your Pinterest Account

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Do you have one Pinterest board where you pin EVERYTHING, making it almost impossible to find what you’re looking for? Do you dream of the day when Pinterest makes it so that you can create a board inside a board? I know that I do! As an art teacher, it can be a challenge to organize all […]

Looking for some sketchbook inspiration?

Looking for some sketchbook inspiration?

  In the last post, we looked a lot of different types of sketchbooks and talked about the pros and cons of many them. I asked you to think about what kind of medium you might use and how that will affect the weight of paper that you need. To think about the size of your […]

How to select the perfect sketchbook

How to select the perfect sketchbook

  A tool that every artist/ creative person should never leave the house without, is a sketchbook, however, going to the art store for the first time to pick out your perfect sketchbook can be a bit overwhelming, as there are so many choices, and you may not be sure how to decide which is […]

Teacher Tools: How to use Speech to Text to Help your Students

Teacher Tools: How to use Speech to Text to Help your Students

Do you have students that STRUGGLE with writing? Maybe they can’t seem to get their thoughts down on paper in a coherent fashion. Maybe their handwriting is a disaster, or maybe they just broke the hand that they use to write. Using a speech to text tool is a great adaptation for all of the above. […]

How to manage your artroom with online grading

How to manage your artroom with online grading

As an art teacher, it can feel overwhelming to keep track of all of the student’s projects and grades, and still be able to find the surface of your desk. I started out by only grading one or two of my classes work digitally and quickly made the switch to all students. I’ve experimented with […]

Teacher Tools 26: How to keep all of your favorite articles organized

Teacher Tools 26: How to keep all of your favorite articles organized

You’re working a project, know that you read a perfect article to go with your research, but you can’t remember where in the world you found the article… Sound familiar?  is a great tool to keep yourself and the articles that you love organized and easy to share. View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard […]

1 Tool that makes Writing Easier

1 Tool that makes Writing Easier

  I tend to be a fast typer and a terrible editor, so discovering grammarly.com was like a dream come true. Seriously, it’s like having an English teacher looking over your shoulder reminding you to add commas and to stop using really over and over. Maybe you don’t love the idea of having an English […]

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 […]