Art can be dated back 40,000 years ago to cave walls in prehistoric times, used as a way to communicate caveman to caveman. Chelsie Meyer, WSR Middle School Art Teacher, has found a way to communicate with other art teachers in this modern technology age, through Google Hangout (a feature of Google+).
Chelsie Meyer takes part in a conference-style video chat with numerous other teachers throughout the United States, led by Paul Allison.
finding ways to collaboratively improve classrooms through discussion on various topics; example of video discussions are: Connecting with Youth Voices, Taking the Summer Forward, What Education Stories Need to Be Told, Creating Digital Writing, among others. These conversations are recorded and put onto YouTube for the view of the public, the most recent video being their 375th! Chelsie Meyer has encouraged others to join the future discussions by tweeting out the information to her followers; many being other teachers or school affiliated persons.
40,000 years ago cavemen had to use literal walls and artwork to communicate. However, in this day and age, those throughout a whole country can communicate through Google Plus to effectively and actively discuss improvements to classrooms: all the contributors coming from different backgrounds, including our Chelsie Meyer in Waverly, Iowa.
Link to Paul Allison YouTube Channel, containing the recorded sessions of TTT: https://www.youtube.com/user/paulrallison
Post Written by McKenzie Kielman, HS Tech Team Member