Works of art are special kinds of historical sources that spark inquiry in the classroom in remarkable ways. Developed by educators at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art + History is an innovative method for using art as a primary source for historical inquiry.
The freevideo gameOccupy White Walls by StikiPixels allows users to design their own art gallery. Available on gaming platform Steam, the building experience features 2,200 unique architectural elements and more than 6,000 artworks ranging from Old Master paintings to contemporary creations.
April is Autism Awareness Month, and Apple is marking the occasion by posting a digital art gallery of works created by artists on the autism spectrum. The project, which is curated by the nonprofit Art of Autism, is being unveiled over the course of the month. “Created on iPadGallery” features the work of 15 artists from the autistic community who hail from across the US and Canada. The participants have differing abilities and are different ages. In addition to sharing the work of these artists, teachers and parents can tap these free programs to support educating children with autism and other special needs:
Home Curriculum for Early Autism Education
Media to Help Children with Autism and Visual Impairment or Hearing Loss
Podio.com has designed an interactive infographic of the daily routines of 26 creators—from W. H. Auden to Immanuel Kant, from Flannery O’Connor to Franz Kafka. The daily routines are as varied as the people who follow them, although long walks and a very early wakeup time are common to many.