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21st Century Art Education

Resources, news, and tips for the 21st Century Art Educator [Page 1]

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

I'll admit it. In my early years as a teacher, I thought that encouraging students to improve their writing invariably involved encouraging greater depth, adding more detail, crafting more complex sentences. In short, I implied to my students that the most valuable revisions involved adding to our work and that writing better equaled writing longer.

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Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

All points of arts integration -- from implementation in the classroom and engaging students, to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blogs, articles, and videos.

Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use

On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that 'more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum's world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum's website for non-commercial use.' Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum).

Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering "five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free."

New Teachers: How to Use Classroom Data to Inform Instruction

One of the most challenging things to do as a new teacher is diagnose your students as learners. How do you discover individual reading and writing levels? How do you determine where each child is developmentally with reasoning, or with collaborating?

Simple Music Integration for Primary Classrooms

Today, we're sharing five easy ways for primary teachers to integrate music into their classrooms. Each activity is specifically designed for individuals of all backgrounds and abilities, and none require musical training or experience. So why use music in your primary classroom?

4 Tools for Arts Integration in the Content Classroom

Tools for understanding and creating art help teachers bring lessons to life. Here are a few selected by Common Sense Education.