Saturday, June 28, 2014

and on the third week of summer...


 
hope you are all having a great summer so far!

here's to a messy studio...

-julia

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

instagram in the art room

we've been doing instagram in my art room for a couple months now, and i think it is going really well.  i wasn't sure about doing it at first, just because i knew i would have to strictly monitor it, but doing that hasn't been as hard as i thought.  i have it on the art room ipads, but also on my personal one to help me keep an eye on it.  i tell all my students about it so they (or their parents) can follow, but i really only let my 5th and 6th graders use it in class.  they are allowed to take pictures of cool things going on in my room with the following rules:
1) no faces, no names
2) i have to see the post before they post it
3)  they can tag themselves in a post, but they can not log out of my account and into theirs

mostly it is me posting.  i like to show students working...







and what the different grade levels are doing...






i also show pics of our art shows...





and assemblies and programs at our school, like when the mascot for the texas rangers came to visit 5th grade...



and turtle the pit bull came to talk to the school about bullying and painted a picture for us...





i also post pictures of cool things i see when i'm out in the art scene, like this life size paper mache band at mfa gallery in dallas...






and this graffiti art on the side of a building on tyler street...



and even what my own studio looks like...



and then there are the student posts, where they can choose to show what they have been doing in the art room and finished pieces they are proud of...







anyone else doing instagram in the art room?  how is it working for you?

you can find us at ellisartroom.  if you have an art room on there, please let me know so we can follow you.  i think if we could get several elementary art rooms following each other, it would be fun!

here's to technology!

-mrs. h  

p.s.  it's almost summer.  woo hoo!



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