Sunday, August 12, 2012
New blogs & bloggers = new ideas!
(These 2 photos have nothing to do with this post. I just like starting a new post with a cool photo, and I'm sure you've never seen these from me. They were both taken by me, from a helicopter, during a family vacation in Alaska, in, I think, July 2005. It was a wonderful trip.)
Now onto the purpose of this post: I've been reading some new/different art teacher blogs recently, and have made some additions to my blogroll. Some are newish bloggers and don't have many followers yet, and I think they deserve your attention. So here's a few for you to check out, in time to gather new ideas for the start of the school year:
From Australia: Art With Mr. Hall - Joe has only been blogging since June, but there's some awesome student work posted and I think you'll be impressed! Plus it's nice to add another male blogger for a change. Welcome, Joe.
Mrs. Impey at Art Room 104 is another new blogger, just started in July, that is really worth checking out. Like me, she is from northern NY state, and in her posts she has presented a lot (really a LOT!) of information about what she is doing to deal with new regs - SLO's, assessment rubrics, APPR/Common Core Pre and Post-Assessments... you get the idea. Problem is, there isn't anyone commenting, and she only has 2 followers so far (one of them is me) so I'm thinking perhaps you don't know she's there yet. Which is a shame, because the info she has posted is SO valuable and timely. Definitely worth your time to stop and read.
Anther new blogger, from Ohio, is Paintbrush Rocket. She's gotten a little head start on followers due to a recent post by another blogger. The artwork posted is lovely and I can't wait to see what she'll be posting once school is back in session. Definitely check her out!!
Another blog you may have missed, though she's been around since I think January: Rainbow Skies and Dragonflies (a woman after my own heart, it seems). There's good stuff there; stop and visit!
Not a new blog, but like me, maybe you'll get a kick out of Cassie Stephens' blog. She is an art teacher, but you're not as likely to find lesson plans here. Instead, you'll find out how to dress like an art teacher! Cassie shops vintage and must be the "Miss Frizzle" of her school. Her "what I wore this week" blog posts really make me smile, even though I could never get it together to dress like she does.
I guess that's enough to keep you busy for a while! I'll close with another Alaska helicopter photo: