(Christy Swintek) Website: National Gallery of Art: NGA Kids Discipline: Art History, Design, Computer Skills Grade Level: K – 12 Address: http://www.nga.gov/kids/ Description: This excellent website provided by the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. is full of exciting interactive activities for kids based on the styles and theories of popular artists and classical masters. Children can create original works of art using a painting program, then use their artwork to create notecards, wrapping paper and screen savers. Another program allows kids to rearrange the iconic images in famous works of art while learning about the artist’s techniques and characteristic style. There is also an interactive digital photography and photo editing program that is simple to use and allows young artists to easily experiment with photo editing. The website also provides an excellent research resource in the form of downloadable issues of Inside Scoop magazine for kids that highlights a different renowned artist or movement in each issue.
(Zeahna Young) Discipline: Art Grade level: K-12 Web site address: http://www.incredibleart.org/ Description: This is a great site for all things art related. First, it offers lesson plans broken down by grade level, including ideas that substitute teachers can use. The site also has different art games, as well as an open forum of files to share in areas including grade books, handouts, portfolios, and many other things. The site has an art history test, which would help students learn more about art history without feeling the pressure of getting graded. There is also a page that integrates drama with art, which can be a very fun way to get students enthusiastic about a different art form.
Discipline: Art, Literature, Music, World Studies, U.S. History, Science, Health and Phys Ed Grade Level: High School web: www.free.ed.gov Description: I can see, under one of the bold headings, Visual Arts, and then Architecture, what Baroque architecture looks like, in Europe, at its peak from 1600 to 1750. Under another main topic, Language Arts, and then under Poetry, I could read about Edgar Allan Poe, or Walt Whitman. I could read about Music while listening to what it sounds like. This is a comprehensive website with connections to many other sites. (Sevan Oskanian)
Website: http://www.crayola.com/educators/index.cfm?n_id=5. Discipline: Art. Grade Level: Prek-12. Description: This website offers educators all sorts of choices to engage students with the arts. It offers coloring pages, craft idea, games, and games. This website is perfect for integrating the arts into the daily curriculum. You don’t even have to be an artistic teacher to be able to effectively bring art to the students. (Neima Firouzi)
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5. Discipline: Art Grade Level: preschool – 3 Web Site Address: http://www.freekidcrafts.info/ Description: This website offers directions and pictures of virtually free crafts to do with kids. The web site focuses on paper creations and painting activities using materials that you have lying around, or barely cost anything. When you select an activity, it will provide an illustration of the final product. As it lists the step-by-step directions, illustrations are also provided along the way.
Standards for Art Teaching
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General Art Resources
Discipline: Art, All
Grade Level: Pk-12
Web Site Address: http://www.crayola.com/
Description: This website is literally for kids of all ages! For students, it provides coloring pages that can be printed out, crafting ideas, and games that test your color blending skills. For teachers, it provides lesson plans that can be used in k-12 classrooms, all of which can be integrated into the daily curriculum and therefore “stimulating independent thinking through visual learning.” (Michelle Estrada)
Grade Level: All
Web Site Address: http://www.artjunction.org/
Description: Art Junction simultaneously provides teachers and students with a fun and enjoyable art experience in the classroom. Teachers are given links on how to make art fun, how to teach students to draw, as well as a forum to share ideas and learn new ideas from fellow teachers. For students, art junction provides several prompts complete with directions, when necessary, for students to engage themselves in a personal art project. The website is complete with a gallery of completed student work as well as many other guides on how to discuss art as a class and how to encourage artistic expression in students.(Briahna Nelson)
Clay & Kids
Discipline: Visual Arts, Sculpture
Grade Level: PreK-High School
Website Address: http://www.goshen.edu/art/ed/clay&kids.htm
Description: Martin Bartel, a former art professor at Goshen Colege authored this website on how to teach clay-working skills to children. I used this site as a resource when I wrote a lesson plan for a preschool classroom clay activity. I appreciate Bartel’s personal teaching philosophy, and I believe that incorporating open-ended art projects into most classrooms is beneficial for students’ creativity, problem-solving skills, and motor skills, to name a few areas. Bartel gives many helpful tips and suggestions for clay-working with childProxy-Connection: keep-alive Cache-Control: max-age=0 n, in addition to specific examples from his own teaching experiences. (Susan Boorujy)
Discipline: Visual Arts
Grade Level: PreK-High School
Website Address: http://www.rediscovercenter.org/index.html
Description: From the website: “reDiscover recycles everyday discards donated by businesses and gives them new purpose as hands-on learning materials.” The reDiscover warehouse is in West Los Angeles, and it is an amazing resource for educators and parents, housing Proxy-Connection: keProxy-Connection: keep-alive Cache-Control: max-age=0
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vast array of materials that may be purchased for a few dollars per pound. The website is both informative and navigable, with various links to upcoming events and workshops for educators, parents, and families. Again, from the site: “reDiscover promotes creativity in early childhood and elementary education while encouraging environmental responsibility.” (Susan Boorujy)
Trash For Teaching
Discipline: Visual Arts
Grade Level: PreK-High School
Website Address: http://www.trashforteaching.org/educators.html
Description: From the website: “Trash for Teaching collects clean and safe cast-off materials from manufacturing processes (that would otherwise become trash) and repurposes them as educational resources.” The Trash for Teaching warehouse is in Downtown Los Angeles, and it is an amazing resource for educators and parents, housing a vast array of materials that may be purchased for a few dollars per pound. What I appreciate most about the website is the “Educators Resources” page, where they have compiled a list a useful art-based vocabulary, complete with explanations and applications. Again, from the site: “The natural curiosity and explorative disposition of children inspired in endless engagement of experimentation and invention develops Core Concepts that support learning in multiple subjects!” (Susan Boorujy)
Discount School Supply
Discipline: Visual Arts
Grade Level: PreK-High School
Website Address: http://www.discountschoolsupply.com
Description: Discount School Supply is an online store that boasts “Arts & Crafts on any budget.” This site has links for materials one can purchase for the areas of: Arts & Crafts, Active Play, Curriculum, Furniture, Dramatic Play, Infant/Toddler, Manipulatives, Special Needs and Common Allergen-Free Products. Discount School Supply carries similar products as Lakeshore (another school supply source), but for a reduced rate—something that both teachers and parents can appreciate. (Susan Boorujy)
Discipline: Visual Arts
Grade Level: PreK-Adult
Website Address: http://www.enasco.com/
Description: eNasco is an comprehensive online store that offers a great variety of materials for such areas as: Farm & Ranch, Agricultural Sciences, Showing and Grooming, Healthcare, Reading resources, Arts & Crafts, Family Consumer Sciences, Nutrition Teaching Aids, Early Learning, Senior Activism, Special Education, Science, Dissection Materials, Math, Physical Education, Team Sports, and Hands on Health. I have personally ordered supplies from eNasco, and can attest to their fast shipping and excellent costumer service. A nice feature about the website is on the homepage, where all of the educational areas are displayed, there is an embedded scroll-over feature where one can read a brief description of the material offered. (Susan Boorujy)
The Teaching Palette
Grade Level: PreK-12
Description: The Teaching Pallete is a blog with resources for teachers who use Twitter, Facebook, and current internet technologies. Web resources are extensive and contain lesson plans, integration for art and other subject areas, classroom management, sharing of resources, and more. Teachers are collaborative and follow the CA standards for Art in the classroom. Teachers in self-contained classrooms could use the resources here to teach lessons on famous artists and their contributions to Art History as a part of their regular curriculum without needing a subscription. Resources for creating a classroom and new applications are updated regularly, the latest being iPhone Apps and updates since the summer of 2009. (Edward B. Wahl)
A Lifetime of Color
Discipline: Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math and Reading
Grade Level: K-8th Grade
Description: This website contains lesson plans that incorporate art and creativity into a variety of subjects such as social studies, science, math, and reading. For this website you simple select the lesson plans category where you can select lessons either by grade level of by subject. This website also has games that allow students to further learn about art as they pay. In addition, this website contains a study category where you can explore the world of art through an interactive timeline and glossary. It also contains a brief description of famous artist such as Leonardo DaVinci and Claude Monet. (Juana Cruz)
Grade Level: 3-6 Grade
Description: This website is operated by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and operates as a site for both teacher resources and as a site children can use. The site provides information on teaching and understanding modern art as well as lesson plans and samples that teachers can use in the classroom. The site also contains tools and games that encourage children to take an interest in and study art, such as "Can you Find the Details." (Bethany Adler)
Grade Level: PreK-5th
Description: This websites includes various art crafts for kids, which also includes language arts worksheets according to the craft project. Some arts-and-crafts include: back-to-school activities, cards, Dinosaurs, Earth Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, and One Hundredth Day. Each link contains several crafts to choose from. Each craft seems fun to make. The students can have a pleasant time working on these cool crafts. (Jeanette Hernandez)
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Website Address: www.Kinderart.com
Description: This website is full of creativity. The site has plenty of great ideas, from classroom decoration to creative projects. It also includes arts-and-crafts for every season and holiday. This is a great website for Kindergarten teachers. (Jeanette Hernandez)
National Art Education Association (NAEA)
Grade Level: N/A
Website Address: www.naea-reston.org
Description: This is the website for the National Art Education Association (NAEA). The organization provides abundant resources and support for art educators nationwide. (Krisha Moeller)
"This dynamic community of practice is where visual arts teachers, scholars, researchers and professors, students, administrators, and art museum educators, and artists come together around a shared belief in the power of the arts in developing human potential."
Grade Level: K-12
Web Address: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/elemlessons.html
Description: This website is a great resource for teachers who want to enhance their art lessons. This page on the website has ideas for lessons about famous artists that can be taught in elementary school. However, many of the lessons are advanced and can be easily adapted for high school students. In each lesson plan there are objectives, procedures for art projects, and vocabulary words to emphasize. Using these lessons the students will learn about an artist and complete a composition inspired by that artist's work. (Raquel Kloostra).
Internet Public Library
Grade Level: Approximately grades 2-12
Web Address: www.ipl.org
Description: This library and reference site has a librarian internet index, library locator, literary criticism, U.S. Presidents link, and divisions for teens and kids—however, main site can also be used by every age group. Teen Space offers topics such as life (teen poetry wiki), school (homework help, A+ writing), health and work. Kid Space offers topics such as reference (culture quest), health & nutrition, art & music, computers & internet (learning HTML), math, science (science fair), reading zone, etc. All three divisions provide “Ask a Librarian” contact opportunities about any range of topics. Other disciplines covered by this site include Computers, Business, Education, Health, Law/Government, Science, and Social Science.
Grade Level K-12
Description: This website was created by Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and is a fabulous location for clip art. And the best part is that all the images are royalty free, so students and teachers can use any of the artwork without paying for it. There are various categories, including: Holidays, food, and animals. I especially like the fact that the images were made by actual students, for students. (Heather Feldbaum)
Website: National Gallery of Art Kids
Grade Level: K-12
Website address: http://www.nga.gov/kids/kids.htm
Description: The National Gallery of Art offers a resource for students to create various types of interactive art including: still photographs, abstract paintings, still life's and collages. It also allows students to explore a simulated digital camera and allows students to explore paintings by zooming in on fine detail. (Jason Pinsker)
Grade Level High School-Professional
Description:This is the blog site of internationally renowned photographer Joe McNally. While most professional blogs are for the author to promote their work, talk about their experiences etc. Joe McNally uses this platform to help other photographers develop their skills by sharing his tips of the trade. He specializes in using small flash units to create unique, creative, dramatic professional portraits with smaller, less expensive flash units. Providing articles through the blog, Joe McNally helps introduce photographers to the wonders of photography with creative lighting. McNally also travels the country giving lighting demonstrations and often times writes about these seminars on his blog for the world to read about and learn from. (Alex Collins)
Grade Level High School-Professional
Description:This sight offers creative lighting techniques for photographers. A blog-based site, the blogger uploads articles, images, information on ways to enhance photographers’ use of creative lighting in portraits, everyday assignments and more. This site is wonderful to help the upcoming student explore creative lighting, or help an already established professional learn new techniques or share information they’ve acquired with others. Much of the uploads are personal experiences from the blogger but he often times uploads links to other’s website that have other strategies, tips and ideas on ways to use light in creative ways. (Alex Collins)
Discipline: Art Ideas for All Ages
Grade Level K-12
Description:This site provides art lesson ideas for a variety of grade levels. The lessons provide an objective and examples and the instructions. (Stacey Phelps)
Discipline-Art, Social Studies
Grade Level – Elementary through High School
Web Site Address- www.lacma.org
Description- lacma.org is a great site to expose children to the arts. The web site features information on community tours, online resources, professional development, and even teen internships. (Jennifer Pershes)
The Art of Crime Detection
In this game, students can explore visual memory by composing a sketch of a suspect. It begins with different scenarios where a crime occurs. Players are given a quick view of a suspect and then they must make a sketch of the suspect by selecting different facial features from memory. After the sketch is finished, players submit it to the police and they determine if they have anyone matching that description. If they don't, students can try again. The grade levels for this game are from intermediate and up. The game is on a free website.
Discipline: Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Art and Music, Health, Technology
Grade Level: K-8 Description: This site provides interactive learning for multiple subjects. It offers activities and games. Each subject has several subtopics. For example, under Science, students can learn about genetics, famous scientists, ecology, etc. Become a member to enjoy all the activities and videos offered on this site.
Art and Painting for Children
Grade Levels: 3rd-8th
Description: This website includes helpful, practical information for use in teaching art to children. It includes information about “art and painting for children, including art projects, painting ideas, coloring pages, on-line kids art activities, and more.” Particularly interesting are the step by step directions for a lesson in “how to make paper”, which includes photos of each step in the process. Also unique is the interactive collage maker which allows children to make a digital collage.
Albright Knox Museum
Grade Level(s): K-8
Description: This museum’s website allows kids to explore the genre of art. By going to the “Art Gallery” students are shown various pieces of art and told who the artist is and what style they painted in. The students are then given a type of “quiz” to see if they can find different qualities in the piece, such as, all the diagonal lines. “Artie” the friend who travels with the visitor pops up to give out information. Also on the site are “ArtCards” which can be sent by the visitor to a friend with a famous piece of work and message attached.
Grade Level: 2 – 6
Description: This site is a wonderful interactive tool for children to learn about art. After the intro, there are four children that you can click on to learn about different topics of art. For example, you can tour and artist studio, different ways to look at art, become an art expert, and learn words used to describe art. After you click on one of the children links, there are videos on the subject with real videos of artists, visual and an audio presentations, a place to write down notes, and different examples of art and descriptions. There is a tab for parents and teachers where you can read on how to bring art into the home and/or classroom.
Museum of Modern Art
Grade Level(s): 1-5
Web Site Address: http://www.moma.org/destination/destination.html
Description: This website is a fun and interactive journey through the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. As the students guide their alien through the museum they can click on the paintings and sculptures to find out information about the artist and take part in fun activities that reiterate elements of art, or information about the artist. This website provides a fun way for students to learn about famous works of art, and explore their own creativity.
Discipline(s): Art and Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 1-3
Web Site Address: http://www.starfall.com/n/level-b/art/load.htm?f
Description: This website provides students with reading practice as well as the opportunity to learn about six famous artists. The students can look at several examples of paintings while they are reading about each artist. This website helps students practice reading in a fun way. If the student does not know a word they can click on it and the computer will help them sound out the word to read it. This site is great for independent reading practice.
Cooper-Hewitt Educator Resource Center
The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is the Smithsonian design museum. This website has a database of lessons focused on emphasizing design ideas in curriculum. The site can be filtered by: Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Arts, and Technology for preK-1, elementary, middle, and high schools. State education standards are listed where applicable. The projects are in depth, well planned, and age appropriate.
Grade Level: K-12
Description: Arts Edge is a lesson plan site that integrates the arts: music, theatre, dance and visual arts with other subjects in school. The website has full length lesson plans for grades K-12. There’s also a section on exploring different artists and their works. There are art quotes. It even has a how to subheading under teach, which helps with questions like how to use assessments, how to teach dance if you have never taken or taught dance classes, how to make a class film, and much more.
What is a Print?
Grade level: 6th-8th
Description: This is an interactive flash game about printmaking. Three different types of printmaking processes can be learned through simple activity. Students can move the tools and engage in making the prints. Each step is described in text so that students become aware of the tools used for printmaking and how it is applied.
Discipline(s) : art
Grade level(s) : Pre-K - 12
Website address: http://www.skirball.org/index.php
Description: The Skirball Cultural Museum website is mainly for parents and teachers to learn about the various exhibits present at the Skirball at any given moment. The museum is centered on Jewish life and gives children ample opportunity to learn about a different culture. The museums website allows students to research the various exhibits and paintings currently held in the museum. The website also helps teachers to plan fieldtrips to the museum. It provides information for when the museum will be demonstrating lessons such as reading, or an archeological dig. (J. Bleaman)
Incredible Art Lessons http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/elemlessons.html Grades: K-6 Discipline: Art This website is for teachers in search of elementary Art lesson plans. It can be very difficult to find quality Art lessons online, especially for the upper grades, but this website has many great lessons. Visitors can also submit lessons to be posted. Each lesson will provide information on materials, objectives, procedures, a sample picture, and web links to resources. (Kalpana Somanathan)
Discipline: Art Grade Level: K-5 Website: www.artjunction.org Description: This website offers ways to get students involved with art. They provide lesson ideas and how you can teach the art lessons. The site also has articles about art which teachers can look at. (Janet Choi)
TINA SONG 6. Discipline math, science, English, social studies, world languages, health, visual and performing arts, research, reference, stories and games Grade LevelK-12th grade Web Site Address http://discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm DescriptionThis website is good for kids and teachers. There are word searches, math puzzles, criss-cross, and other puzzles that can be created. On the top of the website, there is a tab named “Home Resources.” If you click this tab, then there is a series of subjects that come out including math, science, English, social studies, and other educational information given. For example, if you click math, then math subtopics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division come up. Under each subtopic, there is a long list of more specific math topics. Each specific math topic is a video or demonstration of how to do that lesson. This website is great for students who need help on their homework.
TINA SONG 3. Discipline Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, Technology Grade LevelK-12th grade Web Site Address http://www.brainpop.com/ DescriptionThis website is phenomenal! This website covers so many different subjects. When you click on the certain subject, there are other components or subtopics that are available. For example, when you click on English, 5 topics come out: Famous Authors & Book, Study & Reading Skills, Free Movies for English, Grammar, and Writing. When you click on one of those topics, more specific subtopics come out, such as adverbs, adjectives, antonyms, capitalization, etc. This website is designed to give definitions and clearer explanations of key term vocabulary used for that certain subject and lesson. This wonderful website also offers videos for students visually see a demonstration that can be shown during classroom instruction time.
• Mastery Challenge (Jessica Schackne) o Disciplines – Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Art, Misc – Sports, Music, etc… o Grade Levels – Appropriate for 4th graders and above o Web Site Address – www.masterychallenge.com o Description – Mastery Challenge is a website I use in my classroom. It provides a challenge for the students who want to go above and beyond. It has 90 topics for students to choose from. The students may visit the website then click on the topic link that they like. Then they need to study it until they have the topic memorized. If a student completes 15 mastery challenges, their name will go up on the “Wall of Fame.” • Brain Pop – Animated Educational Site for Kids (Jessica Schackne) o Disciplines – Science, Social Studies, Math, English, Art & Music, Health, & Technology o Grade Levels – Grades 3 and up o Web Site Address – www.brainpop.com o Description – This website provides fun and entertaining ways to make learning fun. You can choose a subject and then a category in that subject that may be a game, movie, etc…
• Enchanted Learning (Jessica Schackne) o Disciplines – Everything from holidays to all subjects taught in school (writing, biology, physical science, languages, geography/history, and other topics like art, math, music, etc…) o Grade Levels – Especially useful for grades K-3, however some of the info could apply to other grades o Web Site Address – www.enchantedlearning.com o Description – This website has many useful tools for teaching grades K-3. I think it is primarily used for printing out helpful worksheets for topics that come up, but are not covered in the curriculum well. It does have some games, but it is more set up for teachers to look at and use as a resource for printing worksheets.
8) Art Express(Pauline Misias) A. Discipline: Art B. Grade levels: 1st to 5th grade C. Website: http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/art_express.html D. Description: The website allows students to choose art activities to explore based on grade level. This website directly correlates to activities taught in other areas, such as language arts or social studies, so it is easily woven into classroom topics and discussions.
9) Metropolitan Museum of Art—Explore and Learn (Pauline Misias) A. Discipline: Art B. Grade levels: 1st to 6th grade C. Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/index.asp D. Description: This website offers a variety of tools and activities for teachers and students alike. There is a section where you can explore different types of art, learn information about specific artists and their style, and look at art for certain countries. Discipline: Art Grade Level: 3-12 Web Site Address: http://artpad.art.com/artpad/painter/ Description: I have noticed that many students don't enjoy art because they are afraid to mess up and then their painting/ project is ruined so they just don't do it. Well this is a great website to build that confidence in art. This website provides a virtual canvas that allows the artist to change brushes and even frame the painting. This is a great supplement to any art time in class. Students have fun creating paintings. They also offer lessons where they demonstrate how to create a great piece using different methods and colors. This is a free website. (Nicole Warner)
“Free Kid Crafts” Discipline: Free Kid Crafts is a website that is directed towards the subject of art. Grade Level: K-5 Website Address: http://www.freekidcrafts.info/ Description: Free Kid Crafts has many activities that involve paper projects and painting projects. It also offers ideas to do arts and crafts with children with ADHD and other disabilities. What is especially good about this website is that it explains why art is valuable and important for children and parents.
Cartoonster Discipline: Art
Grade Level: 2-12
Grade Level: 2-12
This is a great website that introduced children to the techniques and fundamentals of animation. One can navigate the interactive the flash based site and learn how to make a flipbook animation project. Different examples and even animation lingo are provided. This is a free site. (Andre Munoz)
Disciplines: Drawing, Painting, Image Manipulation, Digital Art
Grade Level: All
Web Site Address: http://www.artrage.com/
ArtRage is an inexpensive paint program (as of 5/10 it costs between $20-$80). It has the requisite drawing capabilities, but its specialties are blending and mixing colors like real paints, as well as applying manipulatable paint-effects to existing photographs. ArtRage works best with a Wacom Tablet, but kids can play with its basic capabilities via a mouse. Real-time drawing and paint mixing happen in response to the user’s movements of the mouse. ArtRage offers a lot of flexibility and kids will adore making and saving works with it. It would be great for teaching color theory without the mess. (Natalie Henderson-Alton)
Disciplines: Digital Art, Media Art, Photography
Grade Level: 5th and up (through adult levels)
Web Site Address: http://www.gimp.org/
GIMP is a free software program that imitates Photoshop. It allows for both photo editing and limited drawing. People of all ages can import their photographs and fully manipulate them, including exposure control, scaling, cutting and pasting, retouching, filters, and drawing on top. Their is a great amount of control and flexibility for creating unique artworks and projects. One can export final works in a number of formats. (Natalie Henderson-Alton)
The Artists Toolkit
Grade Level: All
Web Site Address: http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/
An online tool that allows people to explore form, color, balance and other art concepts.
Grade Level: K-12
Web Site Address: http://www.girlsgotech.org/world_around_us.html
Discipline: Art and Design
The software allows the student to create a design with various shapes (square, triangle, star, circle). Then the program duplicates the design 8 times around a center point. It creates a impressive circular mandala design for the student to enjoy. Students learn about radial symmetry and mandalas. The website is free. (Kimberly Gooze)
Discipline: Digital Art
Grade Level: Elementary-Graduate
Web Site Address: http://www.flash-game.net/game/1985/bubble-shooter.html
This program enhances students’ abilities of analysis through organizing the color of bubbles and of the speed of reaction as the higher level of the game requires.
Disciplines: Visual Art and Design, Digital Art, Media Art, Photography
Grade Level - High School - Graduate
Web Site Address: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/compare/
This tool allows for synthesis of advanced visual images using a variety of tools. It is one of the major standards.
Romare Bearden: Let's Walk the Block
Grade Levels 6-12
Romare Bearden: Let's Walk the Block is a free website provided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This interactive website explores the life and work of mixed media artist Romare Bearden. The site features six menu items where students can learn more about Bearden’s life, artwork and philosophy. There is a section where users can explore his famous collage, The Block, as they listen to selections of the jazz music that inspired him. There is also a game and step-by-step instructions for an art project inspired by the artist. This is a thorough exploration of a contemporary artist who was inspired by the rich environment he lived in. Students can immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of Romare Bearden while learning important skills for creative expression.
Site: Incredible @rt Department
Location:  www.princetonol.com
Grade Levels: K-12
Description: A great art website for educators and parents. The site is packed full of lesson plans, resources, links, tools, and much more. Teachers can find and post lessons and there is an art gallery for students. If you want or need to teach art, or just want to find some cool projects I highly recommend this site.
This website is a great way to introduce children to art and give them art instruction without the mess while also giving them the experience of using computers. The website is easy to navigate and has fun games that help the children learn about artists and their works, as well as the different types of material that can be used to make art. I enjoyed one game in particular where you had to try and guess what type of material the work was made from, it was much harder than it looked. After you get the answer it tells you about the piece of work and the artist to whom it belongs. There is also another game where you go into an interactive art museum and look at portraits of past famous people. After looking at the pictures you click on them and it gives you a brief biography with interesting facts about the person, a great way to be teaching across the curriculum. (Emily Shepherd)
This website is a great way for parents and educators to help their children learn about art history. There are fun lesson plans and resources that can be used by educators as well as parents. There are also a number of interactive games that help students look at works of art with a critical eye. My personal favorite from the website is the Art Detective. In this game you are a detective that is trying to solve a case. By doing it you have to compare different paintings after reading a little background knowledge and determine if the same artist is responsible for both paintings. This is a great way for children to begin looking for and recognizing patterns displayed in works of art. There is also another interactive game called Inside Art where you look at works as an art historian would. This is a great way to involve history with the arts. (Emily Shepherd)
This website has art activities and games for all ages. It is a free website and you can be creative and learn about your favorite artists. There are hands-on games where you are able to paint, draw, and even create a face. This website also gives you ideas of lesson plans for students and art activities for the classroom or at home. There is a wide variety of activities to choose from and there even is a lesson on how to draw in 3D that parents and children can do together. This website is very entertaining and has a lot of content to learn from. (Shauna Opos)
Discipline(s): Art Discipline(s): parents or teachers of Kindergarteners, Preschoolers, even first graders Web Site Address: http://www.kinderart.com/ Description: Kinderart is a great resource for parents or teachers of young children; it offers many ideas, articles, like what should be in your cupboard the first day of school, lesson plans, ice breakers, and more. This is a great website for anyone who has trouble incorporating art into their child’s life, or into their lesson plans. It covers every type of art imaginable with instructions that are easy to read and understand. There’s even a cross curricular art section which gives ideas and lessons for bringing art into other subjects like math, and science. (Annalee Schwartz)
reDiscover Discipline: Visual Arts Grade Level: Pre-K-adult Website Address: http://www.rediscovercenter.org/index.html Description: reDiscover promotes creativity in education while encouraging environmental responsibility. This Los Angeles based organization utilizes recycled discards donated by business and are revived and reused in school programs, community projects, and teacher workshops.
The Artist's Toolkit
Grade level: 6-12
http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/index.html Description: This website is a good introduction to the basic elements and principles of art. It informs the student about the elements and principles and provides a virtual toolkit, where students can create images using those specific elements or principles, such as line, shape, space, etc...
' CLIP ART Discipline: Art, Computer Grade Level: k-12 Website: http://www.free-clipart-pictures.net/ Description: This site offers free images of nearly anything. Ideal for creating projects, lesson, plan, and presentations and power points. The cartoon figures make it very kid friendly. The favorite source for educators everywhere. (Gregg Goldin ED 515 Hybrid)
Discipline: Arts and Culture Grade Level: All elementary levels. Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/Whats_New.asp Description: Their section for kids features a long list of online applications where kids can learn about color, as well as a long list of other fun games and activities that exposes kids to the exciting world of Art. There are links for the children to learn about color, an interactive link about a college friend wrote this story about a boy who visits the Metropolitan Museum especially to tell kids that looking at art can be fun. The children can join special guests on a visit to the galleries and find out what dancers. The children can listen, look, and create your own sketch in this fun activity for all ages. (Catholine Ossy - Hybrid E ED 515)