The Cracker Tree

I teach art. Here I collect things that may inspire me, and show you things that I experiment with. Art, parenting, food. Really, I don't have many rules. And if I do, I am busy figuring out how to break them.

Creating on iPads: A Practice Page

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I’m gear­ing up for the school year by col­lect­ing my resources and mak­ing them eas­i­ly avail­able for any­one who wants to learn some of my tips for how to cre­ate on the iPad. There are tons of apps in the app store, but I tried to lim…

There’s No Such Thing As Art
Teacher Tom, blogspot.com
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as alge­bra. ~Fran LebowitzFor me, the moment of despair and frus­tra­tion tend­ed to come upon me while sit­ting in the hot cir­cle of a high inten­si­ty desk lamp, alone and blurry-eye…

There’s No Such Thing As Art
Teacher Tom, blogspot.com

In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as alge­bra. ~Fran Lebowitz

For me, the moment of despair and frus­tra­tion tend­ed to come upon me while sit­ting in the hot cir­cle of a high inten­si­ty desk lamp, alone and blurry-eye…

11+ FREE Apps Every Parent Must Have for their Child!

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Pup­pet Pals/Sock Puppets/Toontastic: This is real­ly a 3 for 1 as all of the apps are free and essen­tial­ly pro­duce sim­i­lar results.

Puppet Pals allows children to create puppet shows with a default pack of characters. (My son still watc…

Oh Happy Clayohhappyclay.org
Wel­come to Oh Happy Clay!The pur­pose of this web­site is to pro­vide a resource for teach­ers who want to use clay in the class­room. Clay is one of the most ver­sa­tile mate­ri­als; it allows you to form some­thing from noth­ing. Clay…

Oh Happy Clay
ohhappyclay.org

Wel­come to Oh Happy Clay!

The pur­pose of this web­site is to pro­vide a resource for teach­ers who want to use clay in the class­room. Clay is one of the most ver­sa­tile mate­ri­als; it allows you to form some­thing from noth­ing. Clay…

Gazette
By Robert Rose, teachers.net
The Importance of Assertiveness in TeachersDr. Robert Rose on his dis­cus­sion with Dr. Howard See­man on Rose’s week­ly Blog Talk Radio pro­gram, Rewiring Your Brain. Dr. See­man is author of Pre­vent­ing Class­room Dis­ci­pli…

Gazette
By Robert Rose, teachers.net

The Importance of Assertiveness in Teachers

Dr. Robert Rose on his dis­cus­sion with Dr. Howard See­man on Rose’s week­ly Blog Talk Radio pro­gram, Rewiring Your Brain. Dr. See­man is author of Pre­vent­ing Class­room Dis­ci­pli…

Technology in Education: The Teacher's Quick Guide to Pintrest

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The Teacher’s Quick Guide to Pintrest

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Children learn social skills by interacting freely with peers. Playgrounds provide an opportunity for children from different classrooms to interact and enhance skill development. What if there was a place for the teachers to play, learn new…

Students with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorderswordpress.com
“These are stu­dents who already have had many “wrong” expe­ri­ences. They have never learned that, in art, there isn’t a “right” or a “wrong.” In art, there are so many dif­fer­ent ways to accom­plish a task”(Adri­enne D. Hunter and…

Students with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders
wordpress.com

“These are stu­dents who already have had many “wrong” expe­ri­ences. They have never learned that, in art, there isn’t a “right” or a “wrong.” In art, there are so many dif­fer­ent ways to accom­plish a task”

(Adri­enne D. Hunter and…

Twitter Series-What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Twitter

web20classroom.org

This is the sec­ond in a series I am doing all about Twit­ter. You can read the first post here, where I dis­cuss the need to change the way we teach about Twit­ter.

Today, lets go back to the begin­ning and look at what we wish we had…

Why iPads?weebly.com
Wel­come to iPads in Art!Tricia Fuglestad: Dryden Elementary Art Arlington Heights, Illinois http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog.htmlSuzanne Tiedemann: Brunswick Acres Elementary Art South Brunswick, New Jersey…

Why iPads?
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Wel­come to iPads in Art!

Tricia Fuglestad:
Dryden Elementary Art
Arlington Heights, Illinois
http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog.html

Suzanne Tiedemann:
Brunswick Acres Elementary Art
South Brunswick, New Jersey…

Everyday Art Assignments

If you are stuck in a rut, or are just feeling a little experimental, there are some great ‘making art’ ideas here that everyone can do.