We’ve greatly enjoyed spending November looking at topics such as how PBL unleashes creativity, how creativity is inextricably linked to critical thinking, why makerspaces can be valuable additions to a classroom or school, ways to encourage design thinking, and districts that are doing a good job of integrating and expanding access to arts programming in their curriculum.
To end the month on a strong note, we wanted to share out 20 music and art resources that can be useful for a continued expansion of your students’ creativity.
- ArtistWorks: Makers of the Video Exchange Learning Platform
- BBC Learning – Music: Free resources and online courses
- Berklee Shares: Collection of free music lessons from Berklee Online
- Chromatik: Learn music theory
- Lessonface: Live, face-to-face music lessons taught over live video
- Nord Anglia Education: Alongside Juilliard, creators of performing arts curricula
- TakeLessons: Thoughtful student and teacher matching
- Udemy: Biggest online learning marketplace has lots of art & music
- Zoen: Live music lessons
- Coursera: Wide range of art-related MOOCs
- drawspace: Comprehensive drawing site
- Google Arts and Culture: Visit many art museums around the world
- LA Academy of Figurative Art: Online self-study classes
- Lynda.com: Great place to learn photoshop, illustrator, and many more apps
- MIT OpenCourseWare: lots of art and music courses
- MoMA Courses Online: modern and contemporary art, anytime, anywhere
- PicsArt: Free photo app and drawing tool partnering with OLPC
- Smarthistory: Khan Academy’s Art History site
- Thrive: Video-based online classroom where kids develop creativity and confidence
- Tumblr: Rich user-generated content, find inspiration
We’re sure we missed some great resources. Which would you add? Share in the comments section below, and don’t forget to check out our other recent Smart Lists at our Smart List Series Page.
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