SchoolArts Magazine

MAR 2009

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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Companies that Care This month, SchoolArts spotlights companies that truly care about you—the art teacher. Find out how these companies are taking steps to make art education a number-one priority. Art Education 2.0 A free community of like-minded art educators at your fingertips! Art Education 2.0 is for art teachers of all levels who are interested in exploring ways of using Web 2.0 and other digital technologies to promote effective art education practices, encourage cultural exchanges and joint creative work, and support artistic projects, curricular activities, and professional development opportunities. Go to arted20.ning.com to join this global community and participate in forums, groups, blogging, photo and video sharing, and RSS. Art Education 2.0 welcomes newbies as well as experienced technology users. Blick Art Materials Art and the materials students use to create it can inspire, build selfesteem, and lead to personal empowerment, but not every child and every school has access to these resources. That's why Blick supports organizations and programs like DonorsChoose.org and Youth Art Month. We sponsor National Art Education Association programs and actively work with ACMI on product safety initiatives. What's more, the free lesson plans in our catalogs and at DickBlick.com will spark your students' imaginations and raise awareness of the world around them. Visit us online or call (800) 447-8192 to read about other ways Blick gives back! Circle No. 164 on Reader's Service Card schoolartsonline.com 43

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