For today’s FREE Friday, we’re going to be looking at the latest 2011 websites, resources and links to help you use Arts Integration effectively and efficiently. There’s a TON of information here, so please spread the word and explore freely! Enjoy!
Arts Integration Lesson Plans
Kennedy Center’s ArtsEdge – My absolute FAVE when it comes to high-quality, high-impact Arts Integration lesson plans!
EducationCloset Arts Integration Lessons – Of course, we have some wonderful, kid-tested, teacher-approved lessons of our own.
The Getty Museum Lessons – Wonderful lessons using masterworks of art from the Getty Collection
Arts ConnectEd – Tools for using Art in the classroom
Metropolitan Museum of Art for Kids – Lesson plans using historical works of art from the Met
ArtsWork – Online lesson plan data base connecting each Arts area to the content classroom areas.
Arts Integration Tools
Artful Thinking – Using visual arts strategies in the classroom
The Doodle Revolution – Sunni Brown’s blog on using doodling to enable learning
Arts for Learning – Online database connecting the Arts to the classroom
Scholastic Strategies for Arts Integration – Strategies pulled from teacher experiences in Arts Integration
OMA Foundation – Dedicated to Arts Integration strategies and training
Websites to Use in the Classroom
Mr. Picassohead – Online tool for studying abstract art
Aviary Education – Powerful graphics, digital photos and music creation software that is web-based in the cloud.
NY Phil Kids – Online music games, puzzles and interactive listening tools
Google Art Project – Explore Art museums from around the world
Visual Thesaurus – FANTASTIC website that enables a spiraled view of vocabulary
Synchronous Objects – Taking Choreographic Dance to a WHOLE new level
EdHeads – Using Science and Technology to activate your mind
The Museum Box – Building your own museum box using artifacts you find on your path to discovery.
Read, Write Think – Differentiated strategies to teach reading using online tools.
Wordle – Create “word clouds” from a list you specify
Ask Nature – How would nature solve our current problems? Create on contribute to a strategy page
Build Your Wild Self – Create new, animal habitats that can be used as a writing prompt
Preceden – Make visually stunning timelines for free
Go! Animate – Create your own animated videos for free
Storyjumper – Make your own storybooks online
VuVox – Create an online, digital collage
Open Heat Map – Visualize data in a whole new way
Explania – Animated explanations for just about anything
Soundation – Music mixing online for free
Arts Integration, Education and Advocacy Blogs
Susan Riley is the founder and President of EducationCloset.com. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and Arts and the Common Core.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter.