Card XIII, "Death" from the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck, paired with a small Scantron form and a cup from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Scantron is Death

Are we bludgeoning new students with mechanized exams instead of engaging and inspiring them with active learning projects & the possibilities of human diversity?


CSU Long Beach, College of the Arts, School of Art, Art110: Introduction to the visual arts - course final: "Art Games" - students compete in a range of events including "poetry writing", "art collecting" and others in the School of Art, Art Gallery Courtyard

Art Games & Snapchat Challenge

Photos from “Art Games” & “Snapchat Challenge” final exams.


a dynamic finger painting on paper with a robust brown mass being swirled around by energetic blue waves of color

Wk 16 – Finger Painting ‘n Feedback

A look at your Week 15 Finger Painting Activities, your feedback on the class, and the final points and leaderboard for Fall semester 2016 in Art110 at the CSULB School of Art.


The familiar Snapchat ghost wearing an artist's beret and holding a paint brush and an artist's pallet

Final for S3 / 2:30 – Snapchat Challenge!

Exciting news, Savannah Avalos of Savvy Parties will be leading our final with a special Snapchat Challenge!


Shalane & Josh's engagement pix!

Wk 15 – Shalane’s getting married! (+Finger Painting & Last Week ‘o Class)

We’re trying Finger Painting and visiting the SOA Holiday Art Sale this week! Plus samples from your Instagram activities last week and your thoughts about EDU-2036. Plus you get to meet UnCollege students Mihir Kathpalia & Allison Bouganim!


"Grumpy Old Man" complaining about Pokemon Go

Writing Essays for Grumpy old Men

When we ask students to write (the GPE / WPE or anything else) are we asking them to write what we want to read? Or are we truly inviting them to think new thoughts in their own time, for their generation, and in their century?


filmmaker & activist Carla Dauden visits CSU Long Beach, College of the Arts, School of Art, Art 110, in room FA4-311

Wk14: Instagram & the Future of College

We’re meeting in the classroom, FA4-311, for the last time this week. We’ll talk about The Final, (have a potluck?) Websites, ePortfolios, and of course, Classmate Conversations!


Photo of the University of South Florida with superimposed text for the WP Campus meeting in July 2016

WP Campus Online talk proposal

WP Campus, a WordPress group focused on Education, is holding a virtual conference in January. This is a copy of the proposal I submitted for “Using WordPress for Student ePortfolios”


photo of the TEDxCSULB stage with the name "TEDxCSULB" in large, dimensional letters

TEDxCSULB

A copy of my proposal for TEDxCSULB 2017: “Burn the University Catalog: real lessons from fake universities”


Glenn Zucman wearing SEE Mondo Dexter glasses, an orange shirt, and a mustard colored t-shirt featuring a series of skulls and insects

Wk 13 – Vlog & Conquer! (& then Fall Break)

We’re in the classroom, FA4-311 with visiting artist Carla Dauden helping to inspire our vlogs & eportfolios this week. Next week: vegan turkey!


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  • Card XIII, "Death" from the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck, paired with a small Scantron form and a cup from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

    Scantron is Death

    Are we bludgeoning new students with mechanized exams instead of engaging and inspiring them with active learning projects & the possibilities of human diversity?


  • CSU Long Beach, College of the Arts, School of Art, Art110: Introduction to the visual arts - course final: "Art Games" - students compete in a range of events including "poetry writing", "art collecting" and others in the School of Art, Art Gallery Courtyard

    Art Games & Snapchat Challenge

    Photos from “Art Games” & “Snapchat Challenge” final exams.


  • a dynamic finger painting on paper with a robust brown mass being swirled around by energetic blue waves of color

    Wk 16 – Finger Painting ‘n Feedback

    A look at your Week 15 Finger Painting Activities, your feedback on the class, and the final points and leaderboard for Fall semester 2016 in Art110 at the CSULB School of Art.


  • The familiar Snapchat ghost wearing an artist's beret and holding a paint brush and an artist's pallet

    Final for S3 / 2:30 – Snapchat Challenge!

    Exciting news, Savannah Avalos of Savvy Parties will be leading our final with a special Snapchat Challenge!


  • Shalane & Josh's engagement pix!

    Wk 15 – Shalane’s getting married! (+Finger Painting & Last Week ‘o Class)

    We’re trying Finger Painting and visiting the SOA Holiday Art Sale this week! Plus samples from your Instagram activities last week and your thoughts about EDU-2036. Plus you get to meet UnCollege students Mihir Kathpalia & Allison Bouganim!


  • "Grumpy Old Man" complaining about Pokemon Go

    Writing Essays for Grumpy old Men

    When we ask students to write (the GPE / WPE or anything else) are we asking them to write what we want to read? Or are we truly inviting them to think new thoughts in their own time, for their generation, and in their century?


  • filmmaker & activist Carla Dauden visits CSU Long Beach, College of the Arts, School of Art, Art 110, in room FA4-311

    Wk14: Instagram & the Future of College

    We’re meeting in the classroom, FA4-311, for the last time this week. We’ll talk about The Final, (have a potluck?) Websites, ePortfolios, and of course, Classmate Conversations!


  • Photo of the University of South Florida with superimposed text for the WP Campus meeting in July 2016

    WP Campus Online talk proposal

    WP Campus, a WordPress group focused on Education, is holding a virtual conference in January. This is a copy of the proposal I submitted for “Using WordPress for Student ePortfolios”


  • photo of the TEDxCSULB stage with the name "TEDxCSULB" in large, dimensional letters

    TEDxCSULB

    A copy of my proposal for TEDxCSULB 2017: “Burn the University Catalog: real lessons from fake universities”


  • Glenn Zucman wearing SEE Mondo Dexter glasses, an orange shirt, and a mustard colored t-shirt featuring a series of skulls and insects

    Wk 13 – Vlog & Conquer! (& then Fall Break)

    We’re in the classroom, FA4-311 with visiting artist Carla Dauden helping to inspire our vlogs & eportfolios this week. Next week: vegan turkey!


  • photo of Carla Dauden from a video screen image

    Visiting Artist: Carla Dauden

    Filmmaker and activist Carla Dauden visits Art110 this week for a conversation about media, careers, and having a voice in your culture. Bring your questions!


  • Donald Trump: The Education President

    Wednesday was a bad day. A man who preached hate and division was elected president of the United States. But it was also a day that students raised their voices with a power you don’t often hear. Was it a good day?


  • sheryl-sandberg-facebook-coo-celebrating-her-8-year-faceversary

    Breaking News: Facebook isn’t cool anymore!

    Thinking about Social Media. It’s useful. You can build audiences, brands & careers. But is it so formulaic that we’ve crushed the human spirit to get there?


  • scantron test paper used as origami paper to make a paper swan

    Wk 12 – Scantrons & Twines, oh my! – 2:30

    Let’s take a look at some of the cool Twines & Scantron Art pieces from last week. And a new Classmate Conversation Triptych for this week!


  • 4 scantron test forms put together and then used as a grid drawing space. A large heart is made by bubbling in the appropriate answer squares

    Wk 12 – Don’t forget to vote! – 1p

    Lots of cool Twine & Scantron EC projects! Classmate conversation triptychs. What is art? Abstraction & Representation.


  • Dr. Christine Whitcraft Assistant professor of Biological Sciences @CSULB

    Public Knowledge 5: Making a Difference in your own backyard & Social Media

    Final workshop session on the academic & the community and social media.


  • Artwork made of scantron forms

    Lydia’s Scantron Art EC Contest

    Lydia challenges Y-O-U to take those Scantrons you’re sick of and turn them into cool art pieces!


  • California State University Long Beach, College of the Arts, School of Art, Art110, Introduction to the visual arts, students creating a "Fiber Art Social Network" by adding their photos to the walls of FO4-267 (faculty office building #4, room 267) and connecting them with lines of yarn

    Wk 11 – Try Twine? – 2:30

    This week’s Art Talk OTW is the documentary about Aaron Swartz, “The Internet’s Own Boy.” Also, check out Janis’ cool new game “Make Trump Great Again”, and also check out the great EC opportunity to make your own!