Arts Education

By cguenter | For my EDTE 524B elementary student teachers

Child Refugees Document Horror Of Fleeing Their Homes Through Powerful Art

The youngsters are using their creativity to share their stories and speak for themselves.<p>Art is providing a powerful emotional outlet for a group of child refugees.<p>Youngsters who have settled in southeast England after fleeing unaccompanied from countries such as Syria, Sudan, Eritrea and …

Refugees

Travel through a wonderland made of discarded cardboard

James Martin

A First-Grader's Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is giving NYC public school students the opportunity of a lifetime.<p>On Tuesday evening, a group of students ― pre-kindergarteners to 12th graders from New York public schools in all five boroughs ― converged at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The young people were not …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

7 Great TED Talks on The Educational Potential of Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality is radically transforming our life by making the border between thephysical and digital reality thiner than ever before. We have …

Augmented Reality

12 Good Music Apps for Elementary Students

June 6, 2017<br>Below is a collection of some very good iPad music apps to use with elementary students and young learners. Through a variety of …

M-learning

12 Good Art Apps for Elementary Students

June 7, 2017<br>For those of you asking about Art apps to use with young learner, below is a collection featuring some good titles to start with. These …

M-learning

15 Picture Books That Support Children’s Spatial Skills Development

Having strong spatial skills — the ability to understand and mentally manipulate shapes and figures — has been identified by researchers as …

Kids

BROKEN CRAYON series by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

You never know what will come out of a broken crayon. For my found object art resource for young artists: http://DebbieOhi.com/LookAgain. I also post …

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

<b>16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post.</i><p>In the age of blogging and …

Pedagogy

Tools to Help You Learn No Matter Where You Are

​​​​​​Distance education — in which students learn somewhere other than a classroom or even on a campus — is growing and innovating in ways that are …

Learning

How Arts Education Teaches Kids to Learn From Failure

Schools are beginning to recognize that arts education is not merely a nice addition to the learning experience, but rather an important vehicle for …

Education

Why Kids Should Be Allowed to Act Out (Scenes) In Class

Physically acting out a written text—as an actor would walk himself through the gestures and emotions of a soliloquy during rehearsal—is an effective …

Teaching

How Mindfulness and Storytelling Help Kids Heal and Learn

<b>By Juli Fraga</b>When mindfulness teacher Laurie Grossman instructed a class at Reach Academy to let their eyes rest and close so they could focus on …

Mindfulness

Using Creativity to Boost Young Children’s Mathematical Thinking

The students in Molly James’s kindergarten classroom were tasked with creating a mathematical art gallery. They had each drawn a number and then …

Mathematics

6 Questions Students Can Use To Guide Their Inquiry-Based Learning

<b>6 Questions Students Can Use To Guide Their Inquiry-Based Learning</b><p>by <b>Ashley McCann</b><p>Learning through inquiry is one of the most ‘natural’ and organic …

Overcoming Obstacles to Critical Thinking

The ability to think critically is one skill separating innovators from followers. It combats the power of advertisers, unmasks the unscrupulous and …

Critical Thinking

The family out-sculpting Mount Rushmore

For 70 years, the Ziolkowski family has been carving a sculpture out of South Dakota’s Black Hills that will be nearly 10 times larger than Mount Rushmore.<p>Dirty patches of snow dotted the roadside as we drove the winding route through the evergreen forests of south-western South Dakota, the van …

History

Five Ways to Bring Creativity Back to the Middle Grades

Complete Coverage<p>—Image by Flickr user Best Buddies Delaware, licensed under Creative Commons.<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>I will …

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

Students draw in the other half of self-portrait photographs extrapolating from what’s visible. (Courtesy of Ada Leaphart/Integrated Arts Academy at …

Education

Creating a Classroom Culture of Laughter

In the age of technology, when students use online databases for home research and when Khan Academy tutorials personalize learning, why does the …

Original Thinkers

“Original Thinkers” is a fascinating TED Talk by Adam Grant, author of <i>Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World</i>. “The greatest originals are the …

TED Talks

The STEAM-Powered Writing Workshop

The writing workshop has been at the heart of my upper-elementary classroom since I began teaching 13 years ago, but the tech tools my students use …

Graphic Novels

The benefits of #creativity are myriad #sketchnote via @sylviaduckworth @SirKenRobinson #edchat #steam #makered https://t.co/8PXci145a6

Why Listening to Podcasts Helps Kids Improve Reading Skills

English teacher Michael Godsey is an early adopter of podcasts as a teaching tool in his high school. At first he used episodes of <i>This American Life</i> …

Podcasting

Concrete ways to spark new thinking and #engagement with students/colleagues via @woodard_julie #edchat #edadmin #cpchat https://t.co/EvUW2jm2KV

22 Powerful Closure Activities

Too many university supervisors and administrators criticize the absence of lesson closure, a dubious assessment practice likely caused by the …

50 Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Teaching Gifted Students

Gifted kids can be a joy to teach when you know how to identify what engages them. These 50 tips and tricks come from my own experience and from …

Family STEAM night: ArtBots

Click to view links to 100+ of my STEAM art lessons here<p>Art of Ed Interview on STEAM<p>Read our School Arts Article April 2016 for an iPad lesson<p>Read …

Teaching

3 Ways Google Arts & Culture Can Enrich Your Lessons

By Meghan Bogardus CortezFrom virtual museum trips to close-up art investigations, Google has a plethora of offerings for educators.

The Arts