On the Lino Canvas, post a selfie surrounded by symbols, artifacts, objects, fashion, and a place that says something about you. Your selfie begins intercultural place explorations with students at the University of Helsinki. The selfies will also be used for Exquisite Corpse drawing in class on Oct. 31.

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Trash Talk Journey

I looked into Shelby’s and Alexis’s web quest at

I also commented on lino for them to see.
The theme of their web quest is inviting. It makes me excited to start on the journey. One thing I did notice is the white words on the home page are a little hard to read perhaps change them to a different color? But overall it looks great and I am so excited to see the final product.

Looking at others quest’s also helps me to think about mine in different ways.

Ideas for Web Quest

Creating an online web quest seems like an interesting idea. What would the kids like to do and how can feminist pedagogy be incorporated in the lesson?

My theme is an idea of identity, how we mask our identity in our everyday life. This will allow the students to explore their personality and inner conflicts in everyday life.

I would like to use an introduction that catches the eye and interest. Perhaps a clip from a comedian, Iliza Shlesinger, on how makeup is war paint.

The task will be to create a mask that embodies aspects of students personality. Before the creation with TinkerCad, they will explore aspects of their personality through written and drawing tasks. Then covert this into a 3-D printed artwork.

Process: Before the creation with TinkerCad, they will explore aspects of their personality through written and drawing tasks. Then covert this into a 3-D printed artwork.

This idea explores the aspect of individual identity which is an important part of my teaching philosophy and will make for an interesting web quest.

From what I have learned a good web quest consists of short, direct information and is based on a topic the students are interested in. The design and theme of the web quest is an important motivator for students.


Rational of Interfaced Idea of Teaching Beliefs

In the animation I created I attempted to combine visual symbols to convey my teaching philosophy in regards to art education. This took a lot of experimentation and failure, never before had a wished I spent more time on the computer in my childhood so that I could be more proficient in creating this animation. The idea that I tried to represent is that individual factors (words) within the practice of making art merged together create a well-rounded and informed individual that is able to solve problems through a variety of processes. Life is a series of problems that need to be solved with this philosophy backing my teaching I believe it is possible to help more students become suited for their futures. The direct metaphor I used within my animation is a thunderstorm on a spring day. The clouds roll in (which are my five main factors) and the rain begins. The rain or the combination of the factors then allows the flowers (the students) to bloom (to excel)

I wish that the animation was a little better quality in regards to pixels, but that can be representative of the fact that my philosophies are not yet fully developed they are a bit blurry.

Social Technology Interface idea, what technologies could I use to embody my teaching beliefs. I am extremely interested in looking into the use of an ibrush in which the camera inside the brush is used as paint on a smart board I would like to use this as a classroom exploration exercise, in relation to the student environment.

Locating Self as Teacher “Your Futuristic Teaching Philosophy”

What are five things that are really important that you hope your students learn from you as a teacher in this imagined teaching context in 2025?

My opinions have been changing frequently. Therefore, I’m not sure if any of my future hopes for my teaching philosophy will last. However change, growth and learning is a large part of life and teaching.

1) Learn how to work with others and create a collaborative group. Community

2) Learn more about themselves as artists and people. Identity

3) Care for others and the world around them. Compassion

4) Bring diversity awareness into their environment. Diversity

5) All of these factors help create individuals that use divergent thinking in all areas of their life.

Divergent thinking is the ability to fathom various possibilities to one problem. This way of thinking is developed in art forms because of the diversity in the art-making process itself. For example in ceramics, we use the earth, dirt to make pots! That is a crazy idea how did ancient people come up with this idea? In present times it seems as though we have all the solutions to our problems we need, but we just have better problems. Like instead of worrying about having water, now we worry about the quality of that water.

The passion to help to make a difference is what shapes my philosophies of teaching. I did not come into art education because I was amazing at drawing, or absolutely loved art. I do like art, but the motivating factor for me is the ability to help make some child’s day a little brighter to make their future a little sunnier.

This idea that I can make a change as a teacher started out when I was going to school. School, classes, and testing have created a lot of tension in my history. Always being graded and pushed along to be just like the others. A process that taught me to memorize and get through the day, through the school system. Fresh out of high school I never wanted to set foot in a school building again because of these factors. The realization that maybe I could change someone else’s experience made me want to try again.

1) Family

2) Schooling

3) Passion to help