Level 2 Integrating EdTechs in Creative Arts Stage 1

6.3 The visual arts lesson

Key Questions

  • How should I approach a visual arts lesson?
  • How do I plan visual arts lessons?
  • What am I supposed to do during the visual arts lesson?
  • Are there things I should or shouldn’t do?

Some art teachers have a knack for bringing out the fabulous in learners. While the rest of us are getting learners to draw stick figures, they’re winning every prize at the Eisteddfod. In this unit, we spill their secrets!

General approach to visual arts

How does that super-awesome art teacher approach visual arts generally? What can you learn from their general approach? How does this differ from your own?

Planning visual arts lessons

Explore the different aspects to consider when planning a visual arts lesson.

Which digital tools can I use to plan my visual arts lesson?

Not surprisingly there are literally hundreds of wonderful paid-for and free EdTech tools that you can use to plan lessons.

Google Suite

Google Docs and Google Slides have lesson planning templates that you can use.

If you want to access these, you go to your Google Drive, Click on +NEW and hover of the little arrow next to G/Docs or G/Slides, then click on From a template.

You can see how to do this in the images on the right.

Digital lesson planning

If you’d like to move your lesson planning to your tablet, this animated teacher offers a few handy tips of how you can do this. Only watch this video if you intend to move your lesson planning to your tablet. It’s long winded and she takes a while to get to the point, but in the end you learn quite a bit.

In the next unit we look at search techniques for finding resources for visual arts. Click to mark the unit as complete and move to the next unit.

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