ArtsEdLab 2017-05-01T04:14:54+00:00

ISSUE #2 • MAY 2017

Ending is Beginning

As the end of the school year approaches, this issue showcases organization tips, engagement strategies and fresh ideas for letting loose with Arts Integration and STEAM before summer arrives.





You’ve made it!  For most teachers (in the US at least), May signals the end of the school year.  You’ve put in long hours, been a part of successes and challenges and you’ve finally reached the end of the year.  But it’s not time to pack up and leave just yet!

While closing out your classroom may be on your horizon, there are still things we need to do.  There’s nothing better than ending the year on a high note.  In this issue, we’re sharing all kinds of tips for making these last few weeks a success.  You’ll find ways to organize all of your digital files, exciting new lessons and ideas to try, and ways to ensure your students are engaged all the way through the final day.

We’re also excited to welcome two new authors this issue: Chris Sweeney and Francine Jennings.  Chris is sharing some incredible ways to use 3D printing in your classroom and Francine offers us some helpful ideas from her perspective as an arts integration professor with Lesley University.  I know you’re going to really appreciate their fresh perspectives!

Lastly, be sure to check out our kickoff to the “Summer of Creativity”.  We’re sharing our Top 20 books, apps and websites for arts integration and STEAM in this issue.  Each of these also comes with a helpful download, so you can print off the list and get on your way.

I *so* hope that May brings you more than just flowers.  I hope it also brings you a renewed sense of energy and excitement for all of the ways you can close out the year with this group of students before heading out for a summer of fun.

Onward and Upward!

Susan Riley, Founder of