Monday, April 26, 2010

The Skill of Describing, SmArtHistory, a multimedia web-book about art

Wandering through SmArtHistory again, found a few introductory videos, including this, The Skill of Describing
Thinking back to mine own education, can't remember anyone really describing a work of art, let alone describing the skill of describing! (We did make it to the National Art Gallery by HS, so maybe it happened there).

What I'm wondering today is, surely this site would make at least a quarter's credit for any and every HS student in the nation. How, though, to evaluate? This beautiful and rich site has so much--and yet, a teacher has to assess somehow. Write their own?

If anyone has seen assessments based on SmArtHistory, We'd love to see them!

1 comment:

beth.harris said...

Thanks for the kind words about Smartistory, Ed. We are always interested in how teachers are using Smarthistory and would be happy to include syllabi, lesson plans, learning activities and assessment examples on the site.

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