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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Changing and how you communicate

I changed the look of my home page on this blog and changed the title to "Art is Basic"... the url will remain the same, because I figure I don't want to change that and have people be confused.  

I also updated my school's art page.  I changed the whole look of it and deleted all the old posts from last year, so it's ready for a fresh new start. You can see that here:


What do you all have on your website for parents and students?  Or, is your blog your website?  Would you mind posting your school art website below, so I can see what you do?  My blog posts are more conversational/how to's and just in order by date.. the updates for my school website are divided by class and more organized.   I do a lot of copy and pasting though, so it doesn't take too long to update both.  I really don't know how many parents actually look at the art page website.  I also put up a lot of artwork on Artsonia.com and the parents often comment to me about that, so I know people do appreciate that gallery of art. 

8 comments:

Barbara's Thought of the Day said...

wow! Lots of changes going on around here! Love your new name:)
Barb

CountryFunMaine said...

Marcia, Like the new name. I've been following your blog for a while now and have found many useful ideas here. I'm a child care provider that loves to provide creative opportunities for my children. No website for me now - blogging so much easier. I have a blog that I started in 2006 as my communication tool for my parents. http://countryfun.edublogs.org It gives them insight into their children's days that talking about just doesn't. It has grown over the years. I now have expanded blogs(see sidebar on blog) where things are broken out to provide additional information for those that want it. I also don't know everyone that visits, but the families that do let me know they value it.

Mrs. Skojec said...

Most of my school work is shown on Artsonia. That takes a lot of my time, so I don't have as much time to post on my blog as I'd like. I'm trying to streamline it.

I like your new look!

~pam

Phyl said...

Hmmm change. I must admit, I rather liked the name Vivid Layers; though the new name I guess speaks more to who you are/what it is so I'll get used to it!

As for deleting the old posts - yikes! I sometimes explore old posts on blogs I like, when I'm looking for something or other, so I don't know about this. It seems that now and then people leave comments on old posts and it's always a fun surprise. But I suppose it does clean the blog up a bit!

I don't have a school site, but I honestly don't imagine my parents going to it to look anyhow. I've planned to post on Artsonia for like year or 2 but somehow never get to it... the life of an art teacher!

Marcia said...

Oh, I liked vivid layers too, but I think it didn't describe the blog content directly. The only old posts I deleted were from the school website where the parents look to see what their kids are doing that week in art. I add more and more until the end of the year, so they can see all we did during the year. I didn't delete anything from this blog, because I totally agree with you!

Marcia said...

CountryFunMaine, I looked at your site and it sounds like a very fun place for the kids!

Marcia said...

Thanks Pam and Barb!

Jody said...

I'm a newbie to blogging but so far I LOVE it. And, it's so much easier than our districts Website software. I have my blog linked to my school website so I only have to update the blog.
Jody
www.artfor1170.blogspot.com

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