Teach your kids how to THINK (please)
- Dear Art Educators,
Pretty please? Teach you students how to think....and when that doesn't
work? Teach them how to "Google".
Thinking is the most important part of art - stretch their imagination -
knowledge is out there for the picking. I had so much fun teaching my kids
how to find knowledge. We focused on the big stuff. I would even have kids
ask me knowledge questions about their other subjects. Even if I knew the
answer - I would say "Let's Google it!" (before that is was "IxQuick It" -
or "Alta Vista Baby!" - or in my English accent "Let's Ask Jeeves what he
has to say, shall we?" and then I'd throw in "Inquiring minds want to
know" - Oh how much FUN we had! I would often have a group at lunch time
follow me into a nearby room - or computer room if it was available - so we
could Google something - I am sure we drove the other lunch monitors
nuts -- oh well -- we always came right back).
I guess today the "Apple" is Google for me (that is my home page on my
You folks have the knowledge part figured out pretty well yourselves. You
don't ask for much (smile). All of you know how to Google - the fastest way
to all of your answers. Be sure to give those Getty Archives action whenever
you can, too, for art ed topics. I would hate to lose those. I try to visit
them just a bit every day.
Here are some files that are helpful:
From Craig Roland - It's the thought that counts:
Great Day to you all!
Judy Decker - Ohio
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