Welcome to Art Education Australia’s
collaborative digital learning and teaching space
A Message from our President, Professor Margaret Baguley:
Dear Art Education Colleagues, we realise that some people may need to provide quality learning experiences on-line due to the challenging situation caused by the Coronavirus. The AEA Committee thought it would be helpful to share some of our favourite resources that might assist with presenting and delivering engaging art experiences to support your students. We also invite you to share your resources if possible to assist other educators during this time.
Thank you and we wish you well.
To kick off this digital learning and teaching space the Art Education Australia (AEA) Committee has created a Top 10 of go-to digital resources for remote and online teaching and learning in the visual arts. We invite you to add where you can and help us to create a big working document for art education in Australia.
NB., This is an open digital tool to assist art educators. It is not a definitive list and we invite users to add and develop this list of resources and links. Remember to use appropriate netiquette when sharing information.
AEA’s Top 10 3
General resources for online learning and teaching in Art Education 10
Resources for online learning and teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges in Art Education 20
Resources for online learning and teaching F-2 Art Education 26
Resources for online learning and teaching 7-8 Art Education 28
Resources for online learning and teaching 9-10 Art Education 30
Resources for online learning and teaching 11-12 Art Education 31
Collaborative and Social Media networks for Art Teachers 33
Art Education Australia’s Top 10
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Arts POP - Packages of Practice
This site delivers expert advice to help Australian teachers develop lessons, units of work and classroom strategies with exemplars.There are ten packages of practice for the five arts forms. Clicking on visual arts from the Sections tab at the top will take you to a unit of work. At the bottom are tabs to take you to planning, implementation, student learning and opportunities and extensions. Some of the POP packages also contain videos which are very helpful Dance , Drama, Music, Vis Arts and more
MCA, Sydney Guan Wei
MCA produces great online resources for early years, primary, secondary and tertiary. These can be used online in an LMS or as self directed study. This Guan Wei resource supports learning and teaching through engaging with symbols and storytelling in the works of an amazing Contemporary Chinese Australian artist.
ABC Education - Visual Arts
ABC Education has created a range of videos and teaching resources for the Arts suitable for primary and secondary students. All of the resources are mapped to the Australian Curriculum with short videos often accompanying these to assist educators. These are clearly labelled for particular year levels and cover a fantastic range of topics.
National Portrait Gallery - Learning Resources
These resources are designed for teachers to use in the classroom and are based on artworks in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. After clicking on the link scroll down on the left hand side to click on the various resources. They will often tell you which year levels they are appropriate for.
National Portrait Gallery of Australia - Portrait Stories
Portrait Stories uses video, multimedia and sound to present the stories of artists who are included in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery collection. An excellent resource to engage students and can also be used as a self-directed learning tool for older students. An amazing selection of stories.
Museum of Modern Art
Five tips for teaching with works of art (Museum of Modern Art) - a really helpful resource to help discuss artworks with students using inquiry-based strategies. Although a resource for teachers this can easily be translated into viewing a work of art online and discussing it with your students. (4 mins)
Education Kits developed by AEA
Landscape and Memory: Frank Hurley and a nation imagined is a free accessible education kit (with accompanying catalogue) developed by AEA based on the iconic photographs of Frank Hurley and linked to the Australian Curriculum.
Other Education Kits and catalogues available include: ‘Hadley’s Art Prize Hobart, 2019’, ‘Wanderlust; the touring exhibition of the 2018 Queensland Regional Art Award’ (2018), ‘Dark Rituals, Magical Relics: from the little art spell book’ - 7 contemporary women artists (2019), ‘On Albatross Island’ (2018) - a wonderful environmental resource. [Available in Members’ Area - Education Resources]
National Gallery of Australia - Education Resources
A range of Education resources for K-12 covering Australian Art, Indigenous Art, European + American art, Asian and Pacific art. Including rich content videos from the Gallery’s collection in partnership with ABC Education. Click on the various hyperlinks to explore further and to download education and activity kits for primary and secondary school students.
Learning resources and facilities
TATE Street Art
We all need some time to play, be curious and creative while learning through art. This TATE Kids site is an online game space that lets make, create and design a virtual piece, exhibit it at TATE and save it to exhibit in other digital spaces.
/street-art Street Art – Game
The Design and Art Australia Online (DAAO): database and e-research tool for art and design researchers
The DAAO is a brilliant collaborative e-Research tool built upon the foundations of the Dictionary of Australian Artists Online. DAAO is an open source freely accessible scholarly e-Research tool that presents biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators. This can be used for teachers and students for inquiry based research. When used with senior students it can be used as a writing tool to create new data entries for Australia designers and artists who may be found to be missing information or not yet have a listing.
General resources for online learning and teaching in Art Education
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Google Art & Culture
For teaching and learning using digital visual content. Because it’s Google you can link your account and set up a curated gallery space, 360’ videos, search by artist name, themes, historical events use Google street view and use Google art camera.
Google Arts & Culture
Edmodo Distance Learning Toolkit
Edmodo is a great online environment for teaching and learning. To support those new to online and digital T&L they have developed a great resource for setting up accounts for your classes.
Padlet is great for any type of digital learning and teaching. It can do collaborative, personalised, closed and backchannel pages. This article includes tip and tricks for teachers https://www.bookwidgets.com/blog/2017/08/30-creative-ways-to-use-padlet-for-teachers-and-students
Synchronous Learning vs. Asynchronous Learning in Online Education
One of the first things to be aware of when designing and developing learning material for online is to Keep It Simple. You don’t want to overwhelm kids with lots of content, lots of interaction and more work than they would normally be doing. This article provides a succinct discussion around how you can have discussion in your teaching and learning online.
Scholastic Learn and Play
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. This is designed for learning through play for years K-6 in North America, but when curated into a good design could be used in Australian Art Education easily. It is designed to be self-directed and allow kids go on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Many are design driven challenges that work well in an art/steam curriculum.
Google Classroom is a free web service, developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students.
While you are developing remote and online resources this can be a way of bringing together resources, think of it like a paper booklet if you haven't developed learning digitally before. The Teach
er Centre has all of the supports ready for you.