What’s in Your Toolbox?

  • Adobe Stopmotion Workshop, ISTE 2010

    Adobe Stopmotion Workshop, ISTE 2010

  • Voicethread Project at Ryan Elementary in Denton, Texas

    Voicethread Project at Ryan Elementary in Denton, Texas

  • Exhibitors' Area, ISTE 2010

    Exhibitors' Area, ISTE 2010

  • Stopmotion Table at the Digital Playground, ISTE 2010

    Stopmotion Table at the Digital Playground, ISTE 2010

32 Digital Tools + Resources Every Art Teacher Can Use (PDF)

Art Education Resources

1. Art Education 2.0 (global community of 13,000+ art educators)

2. Artsonia.com (largest children’s art museum on the web)

3. theartofed.com (professional development for art teachers)

4. thesmArtTeacher.com (art teacher sharing via a lesson plan exchange and discussions)

5. Google Art Project (access to high quality images of art works from world class museums)

6. ArtBabble.org (videos about art, supplied by renowned museums and organizations)

7. Artsy.net (one of the largest collections of contemporary art online)

Blogging Tools

8. Weebly.com (create a website or blog, ‘surprisingly easy’)

9. Tumblr.com (easy to use micro-blogging platform)

Classroom Tools

10. Edmondo.com (Facebook for schools)

11. Padlet.com (virtual wall for posting prompts and responses)

12. Socrative.com (student response system for games, quizzes, and polls)

13. Google Apps for Education (suite of communication and collaboration tools)

Cloud Computing Tools

14. Evernote.com (notetaking, archiving resources and more)

15. Dropbox.com (store and access files anywhere)

Communication Tools

16. Twitter.com (micro-blogging tool; basics: 140 characters, # , @ , follow , RT, FAV)

17. Skype.com (free internet calls)

Curation + Bookmarking tools

18. Pinterest.com (collect, organize and share online resources)

19. Scoop.it (collect web links and present them in a magazine format.)

20. Delicious.com (tag, save, manage and share web page links)

21. Flipboard.com (collect stories, photos, tweets, etc., and share in a magazine format)

22. Livebinders.com (store web content in virtual 3-ring binders)

Presentation Tools

23. Haikudeck.com (a simple way to create beautiful presentations)

24. Prezi.com (PowerPoint on steriods)

25. SlideShare.net (host and share your PowerPoints)

26. Issuu.com (publish your materials in a digital magazine format)

Miscellaneous Tools

27. Tagboard.com (search social media by hashtags, e.c., #naea14, #arted, #ufglobal)

28. Bitly.com (URL shortener and link tracking)

29. Flickr.com/creativecommons (millions of images freely available for reuse)

30. Doodle.com (online scheduling tool)

Social Networking Tools

31. Google+ (social networking); Google Hangouts (group chats)

32. Facebook.com (search for art teacher group)