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New Semester: New Beginnings – Google Classroom, Artsonia, Sketchbooks

New Semester: New Beginnings – Google Classroom, Artsonia, Sketchbooks

Starting the second semester is in many ways like starting a brand new school year. As I welcome new classes and learn to put names with new faces, I am also establishing a foundation of communication and routines for our next five months together. Google Classroom – The first goal was to get all of my new […]

D is for December/D is for Digital Art

D is for December/D is for Digital Art

In the 5/6 art room we’ve had a great week or so learning to create digital art on iPads. During a frenetic time in the world outside the room, this focused work has been cozy, calming, and generally pretty quiet. After introductory tutorials in person and provided as a reference in Google Classroom, the students […]

Great Question: Why Are We Designing Games In Art?

Great Question: Why Are We Designing Games In Art?

As he entered the classroom yesterday, one of my sixth grade art students asked, “Mrs. Gentili, why are we designing games in art?” “That’s a great question, ” I replied, “Let’s talk about it with the class once everyone settles.” And we did. We have been engaged in a project-based-learning unit on Game Design for […]

October Is Here – It Must Be Google Classroom Time

October Is Here – It Must Be Google Classroom Time

October means many things in the art room, the first of which is getting all of my classes on Google Classroom (GC). I will be using GC to send out assignments and collect finished work. In the art room, students take photos of her/his artwork at varying stages and post the photos to GC for me […]

“Hole In The Page” Videos On Padlet

“Hole In The Page” Videos On Padlet

Long ago, a colleague dropped off a bag of jar lids with me and said, “I don’t know what you can use them for, but I figured you would think of something!”. For a few years now, my sixth grade students have traced them to make the “hole” for “Hole in the Page” drawings to explore […]

iPads and Websites for Parents/Guardians

iPads and Websites for Parents/Guardians

Now that iPads have been rolled out with all Miscoe Hill students, there are a few things you should know: 1. Soon you will be receiving an email from Artsonia.com about our online art gallery. Artsonia is a website established by art teachers for art teachers. It is a secure site. In the past three […]