Monday, September 12, 2016

At the Blackboard with Art Journal Journey, Try it on Tuesday, and Moo Mania & More

Today we're reliving the past with this entry that is for Art Journal Journey whose theme is "Back to School," Moo-Mania and More whose theme is the "Alphabet," and Try it on Tuesday, whose theme is "Children."
It seems those old blackboards always had the alphabet written in cursive.  Sometimes the alphabet extended around the room.

In this scenario, the teacher is watching, with her chalk poised, while the young boy has an eraser in his non-dominant hand in case he makes a mistake.

Today there are no blackboards, or if there are, they are left over from a by-gone era.  We went from black or green boards to white boards to interactive white boards (some of which are called smart boards).

When I was a teaching assistant in the early to mid 1990s, I had to program my own software using Power Point presentation software.  It was projected on a drop down large projector screen from the back of the classroom.  Now teachers have interactive and educational software that include classroom management software projected onto white boards.  It reminds me of going from an abacus to a slide rule to a scientific calculator to a calculator that includes a computer chip to electronic notebooks/tablets.

Materials I used for this spread include hand painted paper, black paper, an image from the internet, black pigment ink, and a roll of alphabet tape.

Thanks for dropping by today and please join us at Art Journal Journey, where this month the theme is "Back to School," Moo-Mania and More whose theme is the "Alphabet," and Try it on Tuesday, whose theme is "Children."  Hope to see you at all three challenge blogs.

9 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful piece which brings back lots of memories. Blackboards are still used here, but there are other more modern techniques available, too. I always loved writing and drawing on the blackboard. Thanks for another lovely piece for AJJ, you are rocking the show again! Have a lovely week, hugs, Valerie and Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Oooops, and thanks for joining us at TIOT, too.

Meggymay said...

This post takes me back in time. I think children enjoyed using blackboards. The mistakes could be easily rubbed away and they could try again.
Writing was much better, 'practice makes perfect', [a favourite teacher saying at the time].
Its a super photo you used on this great page.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

I certainly don't miss blackboards. They were dusty and dried out your hands. But I do love this page. It feels nostalgic. Makes me a kid again. And I love that alphabet. Its a lot of fun. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

Meggymay said...

Oops, forgot to say thank you for joining the gang over at TioT's.
Yvonne xx

Marjut said...

Fantastic work. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Nancy said...

Oh my, you worked a lot of elements and reminiscence into your page! Well done.

chrissie said...

Terrific ideas on this page Elizabeth

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Don't know how I missed this! Glad I was scrolling back and found it - love how you have used this photo! I for one was pleased for the change to whiteboards as the chalk used to make my hands sore! Chrisx