Last year, I created a blog requirement for my HS classes. I had no idea if it would be something that I would continue doing as a requirement or if I would let it go and try something different this year. Well, I’m hooked, and am excited to be planning for year #2 of blogging with my students. This year I want to involve video and podcasting! There’s so much for this old dog to learn!
Entering year #23 of my career, there is more scrutiny of the profession now than ever before, and an increased need to change with the times and move into the 21st century. There are several stances a teacher can take when facing these realities: defensive, angry, or proactive. I choose the latter, and I want to use the technology available to us to share what we are doing in class and what my students are learning! I’m proud of them – why not work to share it!
My repeat students will maintain their blog as a continuation from year to year. So that at the end of their high school art experience, they will have a document that shows their growth and evolution as a student artist, all in one place!
Here are a few links to some of my students’ blogs from 2011-2012! Click here to visit our class blog.