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.