As we venture into a new school year with new learners eager to create and interact in the art classroom, we must provide a relevant, collaborative, visual experience. Not only for our student’s, but for us as well! Educators have so many technology options today with numerous tools to help us enhance our teaching.
Here are 10 Tech tools that I just love!
Weebly: A great place to create a free Classroom Website
Edmodo Edmodo is a safe private learning platform for your classes that incorporates multiple collaborative interactive tools. Great for reflecting about process.
Carbonmade Your students can create free digital student portfolios here.
Dropbox A free storage space in the cloud. Throw out your flash drives! Store files, share files & folders, use it for images of student artwork. Upload directly from your phone or iPad. I never take home those bulky portfolios anymore. I review student’s artwork and writing in my class dropbox folders. More details & how to here.
GoogleDrive Create sharable online documents, presentations, assessments, forms, and spread sheets. My students write all their reflections in Google Drive and Create portfolio’s of their Artwork within Google presentations. There is so much more you can do with Google Drive that it’s a must have tool. Check out my previous post. More here.
PicMonkey PicMonkey is a free online photo editor. Don’t have photoshop? You don’t need it!
Remind101 A safe free way to text students & parents. Keep everyone informed!
Pinterest Pinterest is a curation and collection tool. Collect and share what is relevant in your classroom. Literally everything you might want as an educator you will find in Pinterest! Check out Art educators on Pinterest.
Twitter Twitter is the best source of Professional development I have ever experienced. It’s a place to go to share and learn about what is relevant to you. Use Arted hashtags #artedhs, #artsed #artsedchat #arted and join or listen to the conversation. Learn more here at Justin Tarte’s blog. See my previous post here.