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Digital Citizenship Week: Social Media, Addictive Games

The next few posts will be related to Digital Citizenship Week. I believe this was initiated by CommonSenseMedia – https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship-week I found myself with some time to spare. I tried a number of game apps and ended up deleting because I found theywere very addictive. I started with Candy Crush because it’s so well known.… Continue reading Digital Citizenship Week: Social Media, Addictive Games

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Accepting Rejection as a Part of Life

 A virtual colleague recently posted about his work being rejected for an online art show by a huge arts education organization. If you would like to read Ted Edinger’s post, it’s available here.  He makes some excellent points about the fact that we don’t usually prepare students to face rejection. Any practicing artist, or really, anyone… Continue reading Accepting Rejection as a Part of Life

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Lessons I’ve Learned in this year’s Classes

My students have a strong mix of capabilities and interests this year. It’s a tough balance keeping them interested and learning vs not leaving behind those that have different learning needs. Lesson One is to have multiple assignments going, as I’ve done in the past. Usually this involves sketching. If they finish the in-class assignment… Continue reading Lessons I’ve Learned in this year’s Classes