The winter months are busy with holiday celebrations and family traditions. It’s a time where people all over the world participate in their own cultural rituals and festivities. It’s also a great time of the year to incorporate a “Holiday’s Around the World” lesson into your classroom.
When it comes to online learning, parents are often unsure of how they can help their children succeed.
Many parents of online students fail to realize that their support, encouragement, and involvement is critical, just as it is for parents with students in a traditional learning environment. Supporting your online student is crucial to their success and doing so may be easier than you think.
Anatomy of an Online Teacher
Have you ever considered teaching online? Most brick-and-mortar teachers cringe at the thought, and, perhaps, that is because they have a mistaken idea of what it’s all about. Let’s set the record straight. But before we do, let’s get a few common misconceptions out of the way.
Technology Can Never Rival the Importance of a Great Teacher
If you grew up watching black and white TV while talking on a rotary dial phone and your playlist consisted of kickball, jump rope, or hula hoops, you are what Marc Prensky termed a digital immigrant. In fact, it wasn’t until the mid-1990s that ordinary, everyday consumers began to buy what was termed “personal computers.”
Many people have the impression online art education is limited to digital forms of art-making, such as using computer programs to create digital drawings. However, online art education encompasses so much more. In fact, art encompasses more than just the act of making art – it includes the whole artistic process.
Each artist has their own artistic process beginning with the initial artistic idea and ending with the presentation of the final masterpiece. Online art courses need to account for this complete process. Here are just a few ways that the stages of the artistic process can be taught online.