Using Collage to Teach Math

By | 2018-01-20T08:30:03+00:00 January 1st, 2018|

Collage seems like such a simple artistic medium.  Everyone remembers creating a collage in elementary school using old magazines, scissors, and a lot of glue. In reality, true collage is fairly complex and requires quite a bit of critical [...]

Arts Integration Student Placemats

By | 2017-12-21T10:52:35+00:00 January 1st, 2018|

When it comes to our classrooms, student resources are always at a premium.  But there is limited wall space and storage for papers in our rooms.  That's why student placemats are so helpful. Many teachers use these as a [...]

Your Classroom Music Playlist Guide

By | 2017-08-01T07:41:55+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

  Playing background music while working can increase concentration, creativity and even help with collaboration.  All of which are critical for teaching and learning.  But what music should you play?  We asked our community what they play while students [...]

The Elements of Art Anchor Charts

By | 2017-08-22T06:55:42+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

One of the easiest ways to access the arts in the classroom is through the Elements of Art, Music, Drama, Design and Dance.  Each art form has a set of basic elements that are interwoven throughout the curriculum. What's [...]

20 Education 3D Printing Resources

By | 2017-06-09T10:17:38+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

3D Printing is a rapidly changing technology.  So it's no wonder that teachers are sometimes intimidated by this medium.  To help make this all a little more manageable, I've curated a list of 3D printing resources specifically for education. [...]

Creative Experience: Sketchbook Challenges

By | 2017-08-08T12:27:52+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

Need some new sketchbook ideas?  Try Sketchbook Challenges!  They are perfect for building your students' creative skills in a low-stakes way that can be a personal collection of their own artistic and academic growth. What are sketchbook challenges? They [...]

K-5 Arts Integration Curriculum Planning Kit

By | 2017-06-09T10:25:08+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

Are you ever frustrated with the lack of time for arts integration in your curriculum?  Lack of time for planning is one of the biggest barriers for most teachers.  This is especially true for you elementary educators who are swamped the [...]

40 STEAM Apps and Websites

By | 2017-09-20T10:48:12+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

We're dubbing 2017 the Year of Creativity and we want you to join in.  What better way to do that than with some new STEAM apps and websites to explore?  We've found 20 apps and 20 websites that you [...]

Top 20 Books for Teachers in 2017

By | 2017-06-12T07:48:01+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

It's that time of year!  Our annual picks for the top 20 books for teachers have arrived.  Just in time for longer summer days, you can dive into these insightful and perspective-changing reads. This year, our teacher reading list includes selections [...]