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