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Log in to start using ArtSite from your desktop computer, laptop, or tablet through your web browser, or from your iPad with the free ArtSite App. Students only see the pages created by their teacher and all of their teachers classes.

Click or tap the screenshots to see a slide show with enlarged images and descriptions. The vertical format reflects an atlernative iPad orientation. On a desktop or laptop computer, all pages are horizontal with the menus on the left.

The Home Page and Museum

ArtSite Home Page

Click or tap the 'Login' icon to enter the site. Click or tap the 'Teacher Registration' to start your free account. Students also register or teachers can register their students by following the 'MyStudents' link after logging in.

Teachers can create a username and password for parents to view the Museum, Gallery, Portfolio, and ArtSearch. Students and their families only see the pages created by their teacher's classes.

ArtSite Home Page, Register and Log In
The Museum

Search the Museum by collection. ArtSite starts you off with over 200 pages orgainzed in 12 collections.

Teachers can add an unlimited number of Museum pages organized in any number of collections. Teachers can also change and delete the included collections and Museum pages.

Search the Museum by Collection
Museum Search

After choosing a collection, you'll see a listing of thumbnail images. Each thumbnail image opens to a display page with an enlarged image, description, and project ideas.

Museum Search Results

Museum Display

The Museum display pages can be printed or emailed by clicking or or tapping the icons at the upper right.

To create Gallery pages, students can choose to write about the art on display or they can open 'MyGallery' to start a new page with a new image.

Museum Details

The Gallery

Search the Gallery

The Gallery is filled with art chosen by students.

Search the Gallery by collection, class, and/or student. The featured artwork changes each time you open the page.

Search the Gallery by Collection, Class, and Student

Gallery Search Results

Gallery pages are represented by thumbnail images, grouped by collection. Click or tap and image to go to a larger view with the student's description or interpretation.

Gallery Search Results

MyGallery

Students can contribute Gallery pages by searching the ArtSite Museum and writing about the art on display as shown here, or they can go to 'MyGallery' to create a new Gallery page with up to 4 new images and their own description.

MyGallery, Create a Gallery Page
Gallery Display with ArtBlog

Print or email Gallery display pages by clicking or tapping the icons at the upper right. The ArtBlog gives both the teacher and students the opportunity to post comments on Gallery and Portfolio pages, forming an exchange of ideas.

Gallery Details with ArtBlog Comments
 

The Portfolio

Search the Portfolio

In the Portfolio, students display their studio art and writing. At the end of each year, teachers can choose the portfolio pages they would like to save to share with new students.

Search the Portfolio by Year, Class, and/or Student. Teachers can change the featured artwork as often as they like.

Search the Portfolio by Academic Year, Class, and Student

Portfolio Search Results

Portfolio pages are represented by thumbnail images grouped by student name. Click or tap an image to go to a larger view with the student's description, interpretation, or creative writing.

Portfolio Search Results

MyPortfolio

To create a new Portfolio page, students can upload up to 4 images, choose an art Media, and write their own title and description or interpretation.

MyPortfolio, Create a Portfolio Page

Portfolio Display page

Finished Portfolio pages can be printed and emailed and credit both the student and teacher. Teacher-approved ArtBlog comments are posted below the student's writing.

Students can link their Portfolios from previous years and different classes.

Portfolio Details with ArtBlog Comments
 

ArtSearch

ArtSearch

Direct students to websites with ArtSearch. ArtSearch comes pre-loaded with a variety of worldwide museum websites and art resources. Teachers can turn ArtSearch web browsing on or off for each class.

Teachers can add any number of links to web sites and videos organized by their own search category titles. Teachers can also delete or change the included search categories and weblinks.

ArtSearch

ArtSearch Weblinks

Each ArtSearch web link opens in your web browser, making it easy download images and copy information and to ArtSite 'MyMuseum' or 'MyGallery' pages.

ArtSearch Web Links

Teacher Tools

MyMuseum

With MyMuseum, teachers can create an unlimited number of Museum pages organized by any number of Collections like the Asian Art collection shown here. Add new pages or change and delete existing Museum pages.

MyMuseum - Add, Change, and Delete Museum Pages

Create a MyMuseum Page

To create a new Museum page, upload up to 4 images, choose the artist, enter or copy/paste the title, year, materials and dimensions, choose a collection, and write or copy/paste a description.

Finally, enter a few project ideas to inspire your students.

MyMuseum - Create a new Museum Page

Art Show

To create an Art Show,click or tap the 'Collections' link to create an Art Show collection title. Go to the Museum or Portfolio to choose pages. Click or tap 'Art Show' to change the page order or to remove pages.

Art Show - Create collections of Museum and Portfolio pages to inspire students.
Teacher Menu

ArtShare is an ArtSite community resource. Teachers can easily contribute Museum pages, search for new ideas, and share Studio Art projects.

Teachers can customize ArtSite by adding, changing, or deleting Collections, Artists, ArtSearch categories and sites, and Art Media. With MyClasses and MyStudents, teachers can register students, save and delete Gallery and Portfolio pages, transfer students to other classes, and start new Portfolio pages for students.

ArtShare teacher exchange. Site Management Tools.
 
                                       
 
• ArtSite starts teachers off with a 200+ page ArtSite Museum. Each page includes images, a description, and project ideas to inspire students. Teachers can add any number of additional Museum pages organized by your own collections. They can also delete or change the included pages.

• In the Gallery, students become curators of their own art collections. They explore the ArtSite Museum, choose a work of art, and then write their own description. They can also contribute new Gallery pages with up to 4 images. Search the Gallery by collection, class, and student.

• In the Portfolio, students display their studio art and writing. Students can upload their art or teachers can start pages for them. Students can link their Portfolios from previous years and different classes. At the end of each year, teachers can save the best Portfolio pages to share with new students.

Customize the Portfolio search page with a featured artwork. Search the Portfolio by academic year, class, and student.

• With the ArtBlog, teachers and students can post comments on Gallery and Portfolio pages, forming an exchange of ideas. Teachers approve all comments before they are made public and can turn the blog on or off for each class.

• Teachers can choose Museum and Portfolio pages to form 'Art Show' collections. Students can browse the Art Show for inspiration and reference.

• Direct students to websites with ArtSearch, the ArtSite Internet search engine. Search categories lead to weblinks which open in your web brower, making it easy to download images and copy/paste descriptions to ArtSite Museum and Gallery pages.

ArtSearch starts you off with a variety of worldwide museum websites and art resources. Teachers can add any number of links to web sites and videos organized by their own search titles. They can also delete or change the included search titles and weblinks. Teachers can turn ArtSearch web browsing on or off for each class.

• ArtShare is an ArtSite community resource. Teachers can select pages to fill their own museum, contribute Museum pages and share Studio Art project ideas. To contribute a project idea, simply upload images and then write about the process.

To explore Museum pages, browse by collection and click or tap the ArtShare button on any page to add the page to your own Museum. Open MyMuseum to edit your new pages or contribute pages to ArtShare.

• It's easy to customize ArtSite for different grade levels. Teachers can monitor student Gallery and Portfolio pages, register students, manage student records, approve student Gallery and Portfolio comments, and transfer students between classes or schools.

• Teachers can create a username and password for parents to view the Museum, Gallery, Portfolio, and ArtSearch. Students and their community only see the pages created by their teacher's classes.

• Museum, Gallery, Portfolio, and ArtShare display pages can be printed or emailed.

• The printable teacher's guide and how-to tips on most pages will get you up and running quickly!

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