Friday, August 28, 2009

2009/2010 Curriculum Map

Some folks wanted to see my full curriculum map, so I grabbed a screenshot (how-to is linked to posting title) for you. The numbers refer to our district art standards (aligned with the state standards).

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tech Glitches and Decor

I've been back to school four times this August, and still have a few tech glitches to iron out. The big one is my Smartboard. A new PC was delivered to my desk, but the original SB "dongle" (see title link for definition) that was in the old PC tower is now missing, so the SB does not work.
After that unpleasant surprise, it was still nice to "decorate" my art room. I always let my own kids pick the posters out, keeping a good mix of old & new. Additionally, I put back out my "art library", and "art chart" (a simple positive reinforcement system).
Here are a few others...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Glogster Poster

I designed an interactive poster to show the first day of school using a cool site called "Glogster".
I also created one about LINE.
And another about COLOR

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Color Theory & Collaboration

Well, I went to my first official school meeting of the new year, then that got my juices going about new ideas. Found this cool animation, which also speaks to the idea of our meeting topic, PLC's: common goals, working collaboratively, all based on helping the student. As an artist, I see these concepts very visually:).

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Wordle of Curriculum Map

If I've done this right, a "Wordle" of my curriculum map should show up in this post.The title link explains the "how".

Friday, August 7, 2009

Adding More Blog Gadgets

Although I am almost done with my curriculum map, I got a bit sidetracked cross-referencing all my online references for use in my art room, etc. So now, my Delicious bookmarks have Stumble-Upon on them & vice-versa, ditto for Voicethread; hopefully, keeping these in the "cloud" instead of on scraps of paper or district server will be more useable. The latest blog addition is the Slideshare sidebar gadget. I've got to remember that embed codes need to be added using the HTML feature in blogger, not the "add by URL" feature (do you like how I'm adding crib notes into my own blog--that's because I know that I'll forget). Also, I need to be sure the tags need to have an "opening" and "closing" to work. I do not write code, but with a little help from my son, I was able to figure out where I went wrong the first time. As far as my school webpages go, I'm adding WordPress functionality to them for updating ease (there's some coding instructions at the WP link).

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Curriculum Map

With school approaching, I'm revising my curriculum map for 09/10. I might even post it if it looks good. Webpage redesign is also almost done. I will link it up to the blog once it is uploaded, so stay tuned!

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