Monday, January 16, 2012

Looking For Your Favorite Art Teacher Blogs



I will be visiting my old university in a couple of months to talk to some Art Ed. student teachers about my first year of teaching. When I go, I want to have a large list of blogs that they can use as a resource. I have my favorite blogs shown on the side of my blog... as do many of you. What I want from you if you choose to help is the blog or blogs that you CHECK EVERYDAY... the blogs that you RUN HOME TO CHECK.

When I was student teaching, my cooperating teacher and I stumbled across a couple of art blogs (Thanks Deb). This was the greatest thing that could have happened to me. I struggled finding age appropriate ideas at the time. Art blogs allowed me to see lessons that were successful for other teachers at each grade level. I was able to take ideas and make them my own, or take a technique and attach it to a lesson I created. I learned so much... blogging has allowed me to see and share ideas at the tips of my fingers. I love the art blog community!

My two blogs that I check daily or as much as possible are DalisMoustache http://dalimoustache.blogspot.com/ and ArtwithMr.E. http://artwithmre.blogspot.com/ If you don't follow either one of these blogs please check them out. Both teachers have amazing lessons and have helped me out a ton with getting my blog to others.

So what are you FAVORITE BLOGS?

7 comments:

  1. Mathew,
    My favorite blogs are Painted Paper and Deep Space Sparkle. You should check them out. Congrats on surviving your first year of teaching! Ugh. I remember it well.
    I currently live in Nome, AK but at the end of this school year will be moving to Wild Rose and looking for a teaching job in the area. We'll be neighbors! Let me know if you want to share contact info. It's always good to have a network of Art Teacher friends to draw from! I'm also hoping to get an art ed blog up and running within the next month or so.
    Leah
    leeack080969@yahoo.com

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  2. I did the same when I was in student teaching. Blogs are a constant source of inspiration and help not only through school but during my first year as a new teacher as well!

    Leah: Deep Space Sparkle is awesome! Totally agree!
    I also like: http://chumleyartroom.blogspot.com
    http://www.artismessy.org

    I also follow many design, craft and art blogs as well. Contemporary artists and even craft has inspired more than a few lessons in my classroom!

    http://craftgawker.com/ - Links to craft, art and DIY from all over the net! (Warning: pretty girly, ignore the makeup stuff)

    And I love Art21 series: I use it mostly with the older kids (6th-8th)

    What I still need to find is more resources for Pre-school...any help?
    http://www.pbs.org/art21/

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  3. Hey there! Thanks so much for including my blog, that really means a lot, so glad you like it! I always check out Phyl at http://plbrown.blogspot.com/ and my friend Pam's blog "Panther's Palette" at http://pantherspalette.blogspot.com/...there are a TON more, but those are great.

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  4. My two favorite art teacher blogs are Art with Mr. E and There's a Dragon in my Art Room. I stumbled across Art with Mr. E when I was googling lesson plan ideas one day, and discovered I was not alone in art blogging! I started my blog at the beginning school (this is also my first year teaching) as a way for my friends and family to keep up with what I was doing, as well as for a free and organized way to store my photos of student work. Discovering the art teacher blogging community has been one of the best things that has happened to me professionally!

    ~Jessica (missyoungsartroom.blogspot.com)

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  5. 1) Art with Mr. E
    2)There's a Dragon in my Artroom
    3)MaryMaking
    4)Deep Space Sparkle
    5)Art Projects for Kids
    I check these everyday (sometimes twice a day!)Love your blog and glad to have you join us in the blogosphere!

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  6. I found you through Mr. E's blog...
    I love the following blogs:
    1. There's a Dragon in my Artroom: http://plbrown.blogspot.com/
    2. Art with Mr. E
    3. Painted Paper: http://paintedpaperintheartroom.blogspot.com/
    4. Pinterest!
    Here is my blog... I try to update semi regularly!
    http://mrsmatott.wordpress.com/
    OR
    my personal blog: http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/

    It's great to see a first year blogging such great lessons!

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  7. I just saw this...so encouraged by it!! THANK YOU! Glad I could be here in cyber space for ya!

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