Share is very popular in my classroom. Student love sharing their art and ideas with the whole class. I have recognized that share time was an opportunity for another assessment. How can I show evidence of my students learning through share? How can do this efficiently? How can I align share to the Colorado Visual Art Standards?
I decided to use my already made rubrics that are organized by mind, heart, and hands but add in essential questions.
Below is a preview of 1st and 4th grade rubrics- and links to download copies of each.
I asked my students what makes a WOW (Wonderful Original Work of Art) work of art.
I felt that if I set the criteria for WOW works of art, only my personal aesthetics and preferences would be recognized. I wanted to make sure that this doesn't happen. So, I wanted my students to create the criteria for WOW art.
As a class we looked at student work, and discussed what makes it WOW? They came up with a list of criteria. We discussed each point and came up with a final list.
The top item was UNIQUE! All the students agreed that a WOW work has to be unique. It has that a special element that you have never seen before. They also realized that a can look and mean something different for each artist. So, we added that WOW works CAN have these items.
I even have different displaying options for my students on where they want their art to be displayed. They can pick art show, displayed in school, and community show. I feel that children usually do not have a opinion in where their art is displayed. I wanted to make sure that I am honoring their decisions and feelings with their art. It is important.
Technology can be a useful tool in the TAB classroom. Generally, there are two strategies to implementing technology through blended and/or flipped learning.
Flipped learning occurs when the learning happens outside of the classroom. Students may watch videos, read material, or listen to a podcast to receive background information and knowledge before entering the classroom. This allows for more class working time. Students can spend more time creating, making, or engaging in an activity related to the learning.
Blended learning happens in the classroom. It can take learning from passive to active. The teacher will set up an interactive environment for students to be in charge of their learning. The environment should contain one element of technology to be considered blended learning.
So, how do these models work in a TAB environment?
The use of technology should not impede the students’ voice, style, and purpose for art making. The students' ideas should still be honored and recognized. Technology is meant to help guide their process.
Here are some tips and ideas: