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A Venn Diagram Can Be Art Depending On How You See It

Arts | April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

A Venn Diagram Can Be Art Depending On How You See It

Can a Venn Diagram be classified as art? The past couple of weeks, students discussed this question in our #DoNowVenn post. We asked students, Can a Venn diagram become art? What transforms a data collection tool into fine art? What are the elements needed to allow for this transformation?

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The World of Crochet with Olek

Arts | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The World of Crochet with Olek

Olek is an artist who works in the traditional medium of crochet and transforms the soft material into massive-scale art installations around the world.

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Selfies Are Okay, But Don’t Take Too Many

Arts | April 3, 2014 | 4 Comments

Selfies Are Okay, But Don’t Take Too Many

Love them or hate them, selfies have become one of the most common ways people express themselves on social media. But can there be a deeper significance behind selfies? Within the past couple of weeks, students across the nation discussed whether or not a selfie is a form of creative expression or narcissism in our #DoNowSelfies post. We asked students Do you think selfies are a form of creative expression that communicate a message? Or do you see them as bad-quality photos posted online by narcissists? Or somewhere in between? Would you consider them an updated version of the artistic self portrait, visual communication, or something else?

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At Adobe Books with Chris Johanson

Arts | April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

At Adobe Books with Chris Johanson

Chris Johanson is an artist who works in various mediums including painting and sculpture. His work is influenced by DIY aesthetics, humor, subcultures, and the struggles and victories of everyday existence.

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Make the Common Core Come Alive with KQED Arts Media

Arts | March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Make the Common Core Come Alive with KQED Arts Media

As Common Core instruction ramps up, it is important to find ways to integrate the arts to keep students engaged and help flex their creative and collaborative muscles.

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The Best Songs Represent the Good Times We’ve Shared

Arts | March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Best Songs Represent the Good Times We’ve Shared

Do you remember the song that you played with friends on your way to the beach? Or maybe the lyrics that seemed to have been written specifically for you after a bad break up? In the last two weeks, students across the country discussed how certain songs impact their lives in our #DoNowSong post. We asked students What are some of the best lyrics written and why are they meaningful to you? If you were to write a song, what would it be about?

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Submit Your Video to BAYMN FEST 2014!

Arts | March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Submit Your Video to BAYMN FEST 2014!

The call for entries is now open for young folks to submit their videos to BAYMN FEST 2014. BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24. Sponsored by HIVE, this two-day event will be a unique opportunity for youth, educators and the general public to celebrate the work of talented young media makers.

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The KQED Art School Contest

Arts | March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The KQED Art School Contest

Sirron Norris and KQED’s Art School program invite you to participate in a cartoon portrait contest. Visit the the Art School website to view Sirron’s lessons on drawing cartoons with emotion and drawing in perspective, then use them as inspiration create a cartoon portrait of your favorite person or historical figure that’s important to you, […]

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Seven Art IS Education Resources

Arts | March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Seven Art IS Education Resources

In celebration of Art IS Education this month here is a list of arts resources from PBS LearningMedia. Use these resources to engage students in arts explorations throughout the month of March.  Also check out the KQED art contest and consider participating. KQED Art School Contest Create a portrait of your favorite person or historical […]

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20 Resources for Getting to the Roots of Family Trees

Arts | February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

20 Resources for Getting to the Roots of Family Trees

Genealogy can help your students build an emotional connection not only to their past, but to our nation’s history. Help your students get to know the personal side of history by digging into the roots of their own family tree. Use the PBS LearningMedia resources below to inspire your next lesson plan. Exploring the Past […]

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