I am a Teacher and Artist at West Valley High School in Fairbanks Alaska. I am always creating and working because students need to see that I practice what I preach. My expectations are very high because I believe that work shows up over everything else. I also am involved in after school programs because I want to help all students make it through High School. I am a Pueblo Native American and have become aware just how important Art is to Native people not just for fun but for a way to make a living.

Favorite Web 2.0 Tools

Here is a list of some of my favorite web 2.0 tools.
  • Blogger
  • Wikispaces for Teachers
  • VoiceThread
  • Flickr

Web 2.0 Integration Project

I plan to make a wiki or a voice thread to explain or describe the different Art classes offered at West Valley to help students to make informed choices about their High School Art electives


The overall goal or purpose of the project is to build a stronger Art Department and with more efficent classes and break down some misconceptions about art classes in general.


The intended audience for this project is: students, parents, other teachers, and counselors.

Essential Questions

What Art class do I really want to take? What will the class be doing?


1) use technology to observe, analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions;
2) solve problems both individually and with others; and
3) create new knowledge by evaluating, combining, or extending information
using multiple technologies.

Thinking Skills

What are some of the higher order thinking skills that this project encourages students to develop?


I expect students to learn what each class will be like and which class would be right for them?


Each student will view information about each class we offer at school with some visual examples then decide if they want to try some of the projects.


I would like to put a counter at the bottom of the page so I can see how many people have visited the page, perhaps the class standing or parent indicator

Links to Project Resources

Wiki and Voice thread are resources that will be useful in accomplishing the project? The project is to be published and made publicI want to include a link to the project.