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Global Education & the ARTS

Global Education & the ARTS

This guest post comes from a "repeater retreater" (TAR17 and WTAR18)  and HS Arts Teacher, Aileen Maconi who is passionate about global education. Aileen is also presenting at the 2018 Arts Integration and STEAM Retreat!  ~EMP The Need for Global Education in Our...

A Parent Volunteer Sees #artsint

A Parent Volunteer Sees #artsint

The assignment:  Create a story where you are put into a situation where you need to explain what arts integration is, why you do it and/or why it's important.  #artsadvocacy My story is a short narrative about a parent volunteer who comes to help out but really has...

Arts Integration for the Art Teacher

Arts Integration for the Art Teacher

When a teacher hears about arts integration, they probably think of the general classroom teacher embedding artistic experiences into their classroom lessons. Then, they may think of other teachers: special education, ELL, reading specialist, etc. But arts integration...

Listen to Learn Resources

Listen to Learn Resources

Today I presented at the Education Closet Connectivity Conference on how listening to music, passively, responsively and actively can assist your students' learning.  Click the document for a copy of the full handout complete with information, articles and activity...

“Get It In Your Hands” Book Sale

We want you to get some great arts integration resources in your hands NOW! So, since this is the weekend for THREE amazing art conferences we're going to celebrate with a HUGE sale!   THREE conferences? yup.  The Inspired Classroom's Winter Teacher Art...

Technology in the Classroom

The Part Arts Play in Today’s Learning

The Part Arts Play in Today’s Learning

Education Yesterday and Today The world continues to change at a rapid pace and there’s a constant buzz in education about closing the global achievement gap and developing 21st century skills. Education is changing to meet these needs.  Focus on new, global skills...

How 3D Printers Can Transform the Classroom

There have been many technological and curriculum transformations of the classroom since formal education was created. But two of the biggest changes in tech and lesson planning are having a unique convergence. For many educators, what was once touted as STEM has...

Art at a Science Museum

Art at a Science Museum

Over the summer I was finally able to bring my family to the Boston Museum of Science. My kids are at the perfect age to enjoy and explore the exhibits and activities: everything from the dinosaurs to the electricity, the explorations of sound and space. We saw a show...

7 Smart Ways to Use Creative Writing Apps in Teaching

7 Smart Ways to Use Creative Writing Apps in Teaching

Any writing is art, and it requires thinking outside the box. A good teacher involves kids in the world of creation and keeps them excited about what they do. Today, with technology development ahead of the curve you can inspire and engage your students easy as pie....

8 Great Ways to Use Google for Education

8 Great Ways to Use Google for Education

In this computerized era, Google is the most commonly used tool in everyday life; from starting a day with Google News to saying good night to a friend using Hangouts, many things can be done with Google. It is basically a search engine enabling everyone to connect...

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Water + Tech = Disaster

I'm not much into the "cloud." I don't ever allow my devices to save my passwords. I get annoyed when Google sends me unsolicited movies made from the pictures it has collected from my phone. I don't like the idea that Facebook has rights to my family memories. I...

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