Videos to inspire students to clean, conserve, and care
Less Nagging More Fun
How many times have you felt like the only one in the classroom who has any sense of responsibility and ownership? It was a constant problem for me as I tried to protect my supplies and maintain organization in my space all while orchestrating the symphony we call a school day. Here are some student made videos that kept me from nagging and added more fun to the equation. Read more about our Fugleflicks in this Education World story or this image from SchoolArts Magazine article .
Fugleflicks to solve Classroom Management Issues
Let's Be Green When we Clean
This video encourages students to conserve paper towel, water, and remember to recycle paper scraps as they clean the room. You'll hear from the sink, sponge, paper towel, garbage can, and recycling bin as students work.
The paper, pencil, and eraser were left on the floor at the end of class to face an early end to their usefulness when the custodian comes to clean. Listen to them sing about what they hope and wish for in their lives in this video.
This movie helps put an end to the loud disruptions of pencil sharpening interrupting the teacher. The Pencil Exchange and video was all I needed for a quiet solution to sharpen dull pencils.
The Glue Blues
Everything comes to a screeching halt if your glue bottles are clogged. After this happening too many times I asked a few glue bottles to explain how to prevent the problem. Watch this video to never get the glue blues again.
The Listen Plea
This quick video goes over what it means to be a good listener. It redirects the attention of students, helps them focus again, and hopefully know what the teacher is looking for when she says, "Listen".
Be Kind to Your Erasers
Do your students abuse erasers? Do they stab them? Break them? Draw on them? What if the erasers sought revenge for all the mistreatment? It might look like this silly little video.
My students create a digital portfolio to capture their growth and learning throughout their six years of elementary art. They archive it on a CD. To quickly explain this concept I show this little video.
Online Art Gallery
My students use Artsonia to host their digital online art gallery. This little infomercial helps everyone understand how this site is great for viewing, sharing, receiving feedback, and celebrating student art.
NBCT K-5 Visual Art Teacher, PBS Teacher Innovation Award Winner 2010, Illinois Art Teacher of the Year 2011, Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction 2012, NAEA Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year 2013, Jacobs Educator Award 2014.
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