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  • Year in Review

    Posted by Lisa Banester on 6/15/2018

    Wow!! I can't believe it's already been another year, and what a busy year it's been!

    First off, this year started out with a new Smartboard for the art room!! THANK YOU Southport Elementary and PTA!! Boy did we use this a lot!

    The new Smartboard!

    Then I got to go to the NCAEA conference in Wilmington! What an amazing opportunity that was - it helped put me on the path to using more technology in the classroom by starting to create videos and a YouTube channel to use in class. There is a link to my YouTube channel above - Feelin' Artsy with Mrs. B.

    I also participated in a Hot and STEAMy workshop with Acacia Dixon in December, where I learned to do some basic coding. I experimented with Sphero robotics and brought them back with me into the art room. The kids really loved drawing and painting with a robot!

    Sphero painting

    This has certainly been the year of technology for me and the art room, because this fall I completed more than 1CEU in our new digital learning competencies, and earned/won a set of 5 chromebooks for the classroom!!! I am busy creating breakout rooms and virtual fieldtrips for us to explore next year!


    And lastly, my mom came and helped me out at the end of the year to prepare the art room for the new HVAC system that our school is getting this summer. I'm pretty sure my room is officially "disaster proof"!!! 

    Check out some pictures in the art room gallery!!

    Looking forward to another amazing and exciting year next year.

    I hope everyone has a wonderful summer - see you soon!

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