Teacher Blog Links
This page provides links to resources from helpful teacher's blogs.
Titled "Adventures of an Art Teacher", this blog provides pictures of bulletin board ideas, examples of grade level projects from K-6, and detailed blog threads that are academically related. The author is an experienced fourth grade teacher who has taught in two different public schools in Kansas. Her blog has won the Art Ed #7 blog of the year and the site includes a copyright statement for authenticity. I like that this site offers multiple forms of information including "twit pics" that are posted live from twitter and active links to different art galleries as well. This blog is very useful for teachers, it's easy to navigate and has many useful tools for art education teacher.
This blog provides up to date pictures on what the teacher has done in the classroom. The activities and projects are categorized by month for accessibility and displays real examples of student work. There are resources for other blogs that the author has approved for her readers to explore and provides a link to a popular site called "Pinterest" where there are many teaching ideas posted. This blog is a great source for art teachers, the resources are varied and provides further research for teachers to explore beyond this blogs.
The layout of this blog is very attractive with a black background and lots of color in the titles and pictures throughout the site. This site is a great resource for teachers. It shows examples of student work, chunked by grade levels and topic of art. The author provides bulletin board ideas, ways to organize your classroom, and even integrates language through an art related word wall. There are other blogs linked on her site that she suggests and uses different types of resources which include books and online texts. This site offers a plethora of art education ideas to use for projects for any grade level or student!
Titled "Art Exploratorium", this blog is much different than other elementary art education blogs in the way that its layout is very plain and simple. Though I do not see this blog as very appealing to the eye, it does not discredit the useful information that the author provides. There are numerous student art work examples provided and titles that link to other pieces of work that are there to share with other teachers. This site is a good place for teachers to find ways to incorporate art themes and topic into their classroom through pictures and art activities. Also provided in this blog are other blog links and links to museums and art resources for anyone to check out.
This blog is very visual in its display of pictures. There are "how-to"'s that are described through pictures as well as text a step-by-step process for anyone to follow. This makes the site very teacher and student friendly. It makes the reader feel as though the project is much simpler and attainable than the finish product appears. I like this easy use aspect of the blog. It sets this site apart from the rest with the amount of material it has for teachers, there are twelve individual tabs that each hold content information, project ideas, and links to external resources. The author uses the slogan "discovering life one art adventure at a time" which sets an exiting tone for the blog and positively describes the outlook of an art teacher who loves her job.