Maggie - I have 3 classes of 7th graders with 15 students each. I like
the students to see the work across classes - and they really like to
see what each group is doing. I wonder if you could generate a random
grouping so they wouldn't know who they were collaborating with.. and
maybe have an 'extra' book made from each group that you could keep in
I know the ATCs we make as vocabulary cards go into binders the
students like to pick up and 'read'.
On another note - I am inspired by the 'fat book' idea. I have tons of
altered art/ATC/collage/paper books but I checked out another at the
library Friday. "Bent, Bound and Stitched... collage, cards and
jewelry with a twist." One of the techniques used a product called
PhotoEZ. http://ezscreenprint.com/ you can create silk screening
stencils with sunlight and water.
Has anyone used this product?
> When I taught art, the students had to keep a notebook, do research, and write
> about art. Now that I'm teaching English, I try to reciprocate by including
> some art. Tell me, how should I manage this? My five classes have 12-14
> students--keep the exchange within each class? Across classes? Or is that
> too many pages for them to make? Divide the classes into smaller groups?
> What might be the best number of students in a group exchange?