Monday, April 15, 2013

Five Found From My Feedly

With the move from Google Reader to Feedly, here are five resources that were shared this weekend that I thought readers of this blog might be interested in.

1.) 18 Fun Resources to Help Kids with Vocabulary comes from A Media Specialists Guide to the Internet.

2.) How to Determine Reading Level of a Document comes from the U.S. Government Teachers Blog

3.) Come Relax and Learn With Me This Summer is from Free Technology for Teachers and provides information about professional development he is offering this summer.

4.) 10 Current Events Resources is from Edudemic provides resources for teachers looking to integrate several current events.

5.) The National Digital Public Library is set to launch and the Never Ending Search Blog provides you some necessary information for learning about this great resource.  

World Art Day Resources

In case you didn't know, today is World Art Day.  In celebration of Art, I wanted to share some Art resources that you might be interested in utilizing in your classroom or sharing with students.

1.) The Google Art Project - This is a tool that puts thousands of pieces of Art at your fingertips.  A great resource for not only art teachers, but also Social Studies teachers as well.

2.) Art Finder - A place to find and purchase Art from all over the world.

3.) Picasso Head - Create your own version of a Picasso.

4.) The Endless Mural - An interactive and collaborative Art website built in HTML5

5.) DrawSpace - Learn to draw with over 200 free downloadable lessons.  With a profile, users can keep track of progress.

6.) 50 Awesome and Inspiring Blogs for Art Teachers and Top 20 Art Blogs for Educators.

7.) SmartHistory from Khan Academy - The leading open educational resource for Art history.  The content is free and high quality.

8.) ArtLex Dictionary provides definitions for over 3,600 terms used in discussing art and visual culture.  There are also thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, and quotations as well.

9.) Artcyclopedia is like a wiki for art.  Tons of information, images, and other resources for art research.

10.) Artist A Day provides visitors with information and resources related to various artist.  A great way for students to visualize various types of art from all kinds of different artists.

11.) Scoot and Doodle is a collaborative drawing environment that uses Google + Hangouts.

12.) Psykopaint allows users to turn images into abstract art and apply shadows to pictures.

13.) My Oats, This is Sand, Jackson Pollock, and Bomomo provide some fun art creation.