Integrating language arts, math, science, social studies, dance, music, theatre, visual arts and technology creates a dynamic classroom where connections are made within and among each area. Why do we separate these activities in school? Why not multi-teach as we multi-task?
Improving teacher effectiveness Altering teaching styles Imploring strategies more enjoyable to both students and teachers Higher impacts with special needs students Changes how critical thinking skills are explored and presented in the classroom Increased enjoyment of teaching
Combination of a whiteboard, computer and projector Integrated presentations and interactive lessons Touch-control feature takes advantage of children’s natural, instinctive movements and intrinsic desire to touch Pointers may include hands, paint brushes, tennis balls or other non-abrasive objects
Eduweb http://www.eduweb.com/portfolio/visualarts.phpThis website has a list of great interactive educational websites. This link will take you specifically to the visual arts list. I have not triedthem all out but my personal favorites are The Rennaissance Connection, ArtEdventures, and A.Pintura: Art Detective.NGA Kids JUNGLE Interactive http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/jungle.htmCreate an imaginary landscape with NGAkids JUNGLE. Mix and match the animals, control the weather and lighting conditions, orconstruct flowers, trees, and plants. An "AUTO" button generates random compositions, so you can sample program options andexperiment with special effects as a starting point for your own designs. This Shockwave interactive is intended for children of all ages.JUNGLE is inspired by the paintings of French artist Henri Rousseau.Mr. Picassohead http://www.picassohead.com/create.html Create your own Picasso HeadJackson Pollock http://www.jacksonpollock.org/ Create splatter-paint images in the style of Jackson PollockKaleidescope Painter http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/spaint.html Create kaleidescope designTessellate! http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/Tessellate/This activity allows the user to generate a polygon that will repeat without overlapping across a plane.Starting from a rectangle, triangle or hexagon, the user bends the lines of the polygon, creating a new polygon. The user can chooseseveral different colors to enhance the pattern, and can observe the different effects that colors have on tessellations.My Oats http://www.myoats.com/create.aspxMyoats is a community where people create designs using an online drawing application. These designs can be rated, downloaded, andarchived.MoMa Destination Modern Art http://www.moma.org/interactives/destination/This site takes learners through an animated and interactive galactic fantasy exploring modern art.Art Pad http://artpad.art.com/artpad/painter/This is an online program where learners can create their own art.
Digital interaction formed through social networking can provide an important avenue of communication, socialization and connection Social networking is similar to the former methods of socialization used in malls, parks, backyards and basements An Arts in Education Facebook page was created to share websites, activities, photos and grant opportunities
Allows users to organize “pins” or photos and ideas onto various online “boards” for reference and sharing The Arts in Education Pinterest page includes boards for each of the core content areas as well as each of the arts disciplines www.pinterest.com/artsineducation
The Arts in Education blog is used to demonstrate how to use blogs in the classroom as well as to share websites, videos or other arts-integration information www.artsineducationatusa.blogspot.com
Sites that can quickly be edited or created by any approved user and made on any topic Wiki is a Hawaiian word meaning “fast” or “quick” www.artsineducationatusa.wikispaces.com