Kids are natural explorers. When left to their own devices, they can turn a cardboard box into a rocket ship exploring space, a fort to fend off attackers or a hundred other things. To a child, creativity comes naturally and the possibilities in the world are endless. Their answer to the age-old question "Why?" is a simple, “Why not?" Adults often become…
Listen! Now I’m talking! is about language and democracy. 48 7th graders have a very concrete mission: Make up your mind about an opinion that you are passionate about, something that you think should be changed, be improved, be highlighted or be banned! You should in words and pictures propagate your opinion and…
I consciously overplan the first few days. The worst possible first-day scenario is to arrive unprepared. Over the years, I've collected a number of first-day activity ideas - far too many to use.
I've pared down the activities based on the following considerations:
My first goal is to build classroom community, making all students feel comfortable and successful.
MangoMon is celebrating the launch of their newly redesigned website with an art contest! If you know students who love to draw, this is the contest for them! Expressing ideas through art is a great way to enhance creativity. That's why we want to see how creative your students can be! Submit any artwork from your students for a chance for them to win some great prizes.
Session Elluminate: Virtual Open Day of Radviliskis Fine Art school (Lithuania) Participants/People taking part: Gražina and Neringa (Lituanie) and their students Simas, Augustė, Klaudijus, Gediminas / Vilija (Lituanie) / Ellen and Vilmantas (USA) / Solange (France) / Vincenzina (Italie)
The festival of Art took three days.
Les artists participants d'atelier: Neringa,… Continue
Students from different countries met to talk each other about the World in the language of ART. For talk about the most important thing for our FUTURE - SAVING THE WORLD. Art Save The World ! Let's Get to Know You!
I recently created a toolbar for my Digital Arts students to access the various freeware and cloudware resources we use in class. I also included a directory of engaging educational games and activities. Though it's designed with my students in mind, I'd like to share it with the rest of the Classroom 2.0 community. Here's the link - http://digitalarts.ourtoolbar.com/…
My last post was a highlight of a train wreck of a children's book. The conversation in the comments section was all about media literacy. If you know me, you know that I don't like to dwell long on things negative. And thus- this post was published.
Regardless of your take on The Septapus, I have felt the need for a review of a really super piece of children’s literature since publishing that post. I guess I just feel the need… Continue
Added by Sean Nash on March 21, 2009 at 6:52pm —
I just wasted several minutes with Bomomo http://bomomo.com/ (and I gotta tell ya, it was fun!). Please tell me if you've got a "more worthy" application for this "tool." Thanks!
While investigating a tad farther, I discovered Games for the Brain http://www.gamesforthebrain.com/. The good news here is that my enjoyment level seemed to directly correlate with my increased time involvement. AND, I can claim… Continue
Added by Ellen on December 8, 2008 at 4:30pm —
Live, real-time field trips involve all the senses. We walk, stand and turn around to view our surroundings. We move closer to inspect an object or look to see a distant view. The experience is immersive and that’s what makes it memorable.
The opportunities for field trips are often limited by funding, transportation issues and administrative… Continue
I wanted to do a fun lesson with virtual students when they met in person for their academy day. They were all ArtSnacks families and were very familiar with me virtually but had met me only a few times in person. I decided to make styrofoam dinosaurs with them. Teachers and parents began collecting styrofoam packing material weeks in advance and on our day we were quite ready to build! For the materials list go… Continue