Thursday, April 12, 2012

Electronic Portfolio

My Introduction to Principles of Instructional Technology Class is finished.  Spring Semester at Ashland University is coming to a close.
For our final project, we were to complete an Electronic Portfolio of all our work this semester.  This was a great opportunity to create my own website.  I loved learning this technology!  This was, by far, my favorite class at Ashland.  It also inspired me to shift my Master's degree to one with a Technology facilitator endorsement.  This means that more technology classes await me in the coming year.
Please take a moment to look at my Electronic Portfolio here:

Saturday, April 7, 2012


My students are currently learning about masks.
 We began by watching a Movie about Masks.  I created this movie during my Graduate Technology class.

Mask Movie

Circle Mask with Feeling
1st grade students created Circle Masks.  Using paper plates, they were asked to emphasize facial expression.

Orange Bird Mask

Bird Mask with Horns

Pink Bird Mask

2nd grade students created Bird Masks.  Using paper and found objects, they were asked to keep masks symmetrical.

Red and Orange Echo Mask

Purple and Yellow Echo Mask

Pink and Yellow Echo Mask
 3rd and 4th Grade Students created Echo Masks.  They followed step by step directions in the beginning.  This helped them to create eyes, nose, and mouth.  Paper was folded to keep the design symmetrical.  Found objects were added for design.

Aminah Robinson

For my current Grad class project, we are to create a Webquest.  This is a great opportunity!  As I read through the Ohio Visual Art Standards, I read that we need to spend some time learning about Ohio art and artist. 
As a teacher new to Ohio, this webquest began as a way for me to learn about Ohio Artists.  Our Ohio Visual Arts Standards state that students must learn about these artists, yet I had no basic knowledge of them.  I was raised in Pennsylvania, received my bachelor's degree from a Pennsylvania college then taught art in Tennessee.  I know all about Andy Warhol (from Pennsylvania) and Red Groom (from Tennessee) but I needed to know more about Ohio.

After networking with local art teachers and art museums, I learned that Aminah Robinson is a preeminent artist in the area.  I soon realized that this is someone that my students MUST learn about.  

Mt. Vernon Memory Map by Aminah Robinson

This webquest will take you and your students on a journey to learn about Aminah Robinson, letter making and finally creating an art project inspired by her "Unwritten Love Letters" artwork.


Please Click Here to enjoy my newly created Webquest and to learn more about Aminah Robinson