Teacher spotlight: Mr. E

Ted Edinger, an elmentary school art teacher, posts at Art with Mr. E and has a fantastic list of online art resources from museums, renowned artists, and  companies that supply free and premium online resources for teachers.  This public school teacher is clearly passionate and a talented artist.
Here is Mr. E’s list of Online Art Games and Activities.

  • Albright-Knox Gallary Art Games – on-site in Buffalo NY but online with lots of fun and games;
  • Art Pad Painter – never tried it? you should;
  • ArtEdventures – Scholastic’s art teachers’ resource site including lesson plans and printable materials;
  • Crayola Games – Crayola’s art resource site with games, lessons, and printable materials;
  • Getty Games – Los Angeles-based Getty Museum shows off its extensive collection through games for kids;
  • Haring Kids – rich content from lessons and resources to games and artwork, it is Haring’s gift to students;
  • I Know That- Art – the  I Know That sites have been around forever (in Internet years) and remain a strong resource for teachers and parents in art and other subjects;
  • Indianapolis Children’s Museum – a raft of entertaining learning games are an extension of the museum’s on-site presence in Indianapolis
  • Jackson Pollock Paint – go “play” on the site and learn out why it is still one of the best interactive art experiences on the Internet;
  • Met Museum- Color – a lesson in color for young kids;
  • Met Museum- Degas – learn about Degas and ballet at the same time;
  • Met Museum- Van Gogh – learn Van Gogh’s technique from his drawings to his paintings;
  • Mr. Picassohead – another great site for expressing your creativity like a famous artist;
  • Sumo Paint – a global online art community with very cool tools for creating artwork;

Blogs like Art with Mr. E are a glimpse into the future of tomorrow’s teacher.
Mr. E. is a part of the digital learning revolution that is expanding faster than many policy makers and the public education systems are able to comprehend.  Like the shift to digital music that changed the recording industry — once they stopped fighting consumers and embraced the technology — digital learning is sweeping over public education and will have a lasting positive impact.

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