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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Posse

What's So Good About a PLN?

PLN is all the buzz in school speak. The basic concept is simple. Teachers working together to write common lesson plans. My PLN goes beyond my school and the basic concept. My PLN helps create incredible ideas for art projects.

Today, I went to my classroom to start planning ideas for next fall. I opened up my email box and looked at all the ideas I emailed myself based on ideas I stole... I mean received as tweets from my PLN. Here are just a few...

Side note: I'll try to give credit where credit is due but hope you can forgive me because there are so many great ideas, I forget where they all come from.

This is a lesson created by @Tiedemania an elementary art teacher from Jersey of all places.

I always do a unit on animation with my Art One students. What's I'd like to do is have them capture the movement of many drawings in chalk and then create a stopmotion animation of those drawings. How cool would that be?

I don't remember who posted this but I love the idea of using this as a line project.

In the past I have given my students the assignment: Create art using outdated technology. Somewhere between that idea and this one is a project I'll do next fall. The tweet was Amazing Cassette Tape Artworks by Erika Simmons.

@kellyrva started folling me on Twitter so I decided to stalk her blog. I love this assignment. It's one of those, "Why didn't I think of that!" ideas.

We always do a unit on perspective and we draw buildings... always buildings.

Games! What a refreshing idea. Will certainly be stealing.. I mean borrowing this project.

Again, not sure who originally posted it but balloon art... are you kidding me?

Here at Apex HS Art we are no stranger to balloons. We made a 40' by 46' mosaic of the Mona Lisa out of balloons.

In the past, I've given balloon sculpture as a project but it was usually a one day event. Just for fun. This fall I think i'll design a full lesson plan around the concept of balloon art... something big!

So there you have it. A glimpse into the first day of planning for next fall and the ideas generated by my PLN.. if they wanted to or not :)

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