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Meet The Makeup Artist Who Uses Her Hijab To Morph Into Disney Princesses

Meet The Makeup Artist Who Uses Her Hijab To Morph Into Disney Princesses | Art Education in Alternative Settings | Scoop.it
It all started with the 'Frozen' hype, Saraswati told MTV News.
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Worlds collide under the veil.
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Do You Need to Teach Kindergarten? - LeapingFromTheBox.com

Do You Need to Teach Kindergarten? - LeapingFromTheBox.com | Art Education in Alternative Settings | Scoop.it
Homeschooling author Karen M. Gibson discusses scope and sequence in her response to Do You Need to Teach Kindergarten?
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Just what the title says.

 

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A Homeschool Curriculum for Preschool and Kindergarten, by Lillian Jones - BestHomeschooling.org

A Homeschool Curriculum for Preschool and Kindergarten, by Lillian Jones - BestHomeschooling.org | Art Education in Alternative Settings | Scoop.it
Saying that a structured study program for a young child is inappropriate is not at all the same as saying that learning is unimportant during the early years. By Lillian Jones.
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Great advice for homeschoolers of young children - philosophical and inspirational.

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wordbirds

wordbirds | Art Education in Alternative Settings | Scoop.it
A lexicon of neologisms for the 21st century. Updated weekly. Need a word minted? Ask the wordbird....
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Playing with language. Love this as I did the NYTimes "That should be a word" column. 

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Mark Zuckerberg on a Future Where the Internet Is Available to All

Mark Zuckerberg on a Future Where the Internet Is Available to All | Art Education in Alternative Settings | Scoop.it
The Facebook chief writes that connecting everyone on the planet to the Web is one of the fundamental challenges of our generation, with the potential to create opportunity and reduce poverty.
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Globalization is about more than just the Internet but that was the big topic in our first week of discussion in Globalization and Art Education. This puts all that in an entirely different perspective. 

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How the maker movement is embracing education

How the maker movement is embracing education | Art Education in Alternative Settings | Scoop.it
I have a confession: I am not a “maker” in the conventional sense. I have no idea how to program in Arduino, no desire to 3D print anything, and I have yet
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Dan Brooks capstone project has me thinking more and more about the overlaps between maker culture and art education. Thanks to Craig Roland for this link.

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Preschool and kindergarten learning activities.

Preschool and kindergarten learning activities. | Art Education in Alternative Settings | Scoop.it
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Great resource and reading list.

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And They Played All Day | Naomi Aldort

And They Played All Day | Naomi Aldort | Art Education in Alternative Settings | Scoop.it
Naomi Aldort is one of the leading parenting guides in the world today, and is a widely repected writer and attachment parenting advocate.
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Want to read more from this site. Sage advice on being a guide on the side.

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The Case for Working With Your Hands - NYTimes.com

The Case for Working With Your Hands - NYTimes.com | Art Education in Alternative Settings | Scoop.it
Changes in the economy have had the surprising effect of making the manual trades more attractive as careers.
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It's time for a vocational education revolution in this country.

 

 

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Oblique Strategies

Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies card set reimplemented as a dynamic web page.
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Love this! Great prompts for creative living and art making.

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Eyes Of The Courtroom: Sketching The Nation's Biggest Trials

Eyes Of The Courtroom: Sketching The Nation's Biggest Trials | Art Education in Alternative Settings | Scoop.it
You may not have heard of illustrator Mona Shafer Edwards, but you've probably seen her work: she's been drawing high-profile courtroom cases for years. She says behind every sketch, there's a story.
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Love how this story speaks to role of drawing in the 21st century. We might all have cameras on the phones in our pockets, but sometimes a pen and paper are all you've got. Where will you be?

(Great to hear this while teaching The History of Art Education and reviewing our roots planted in the Massachusetts Drawing Act of 1870.)

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Ms. Cheap: Check out new thrift store for art supplies

Ms. Cheap: Check out new thrift store for art supplies | Art Education in Alternative Settings | Scoop.it
There is a new thrift store that sells donated items that people can use to create art.
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From UF alumna Annette Saldana. Reminds me of Materials for the Arts (NYC) and the Waste Not Center (Columbus, OH)

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