Web Sightings for March


Here are ten websites to check out for the month of March:

Arthur Wesley Dow’s book, Composition, A Series of Exercises in Art Structure for the Use of Students and Teachers, first published in 1899, laid the foundation for art study based upon the design elements and principles that continues to be an integral part many school art programs today. You can view samples of work by Dow’s students in The Dow Collection, housed at Teachers College Library in New York.

wdydwyd? is a worldwide community-art project that challenges participants to answer the simple question “why do you do what you do?” by combining an image and text in a creative way. To learn how teachers have incorporated this project into classes at UNC-Chapel Hill and UCLA, join their new Teachers’ group on Ning.com.

Shy Drawing/Loud Drawing is an illustrated and fun resource from AccessArt that inspires users with new ways of making a drawing based on two simple criteria: “Can I make a drawing which feels in essence shy?” and “Can I make a drawing which feels in essence loud?”

BookletCreator is a free online tool that allows you to create a booklet from a PDF document.

Here’s a great example of project-based learning and fostering passionate learning, as told by a student who experienced it firsthand.

This SmartHistory.org is being developed by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the static traditional art history textbook.

Voicethread 4 Education is a wiki for gathering and sharing examples of how educators are using Voicethread in their classrooms or for professional development.

Watch some great digital stories created by Mobile Learning Institute participants.

Here’s an example of using Flickr to display art history images with notes and encourage viewer comments.

The Digital Artists Handbook covers different tools, resources and ways of working related to digital art.