The Best Portfolio & Parent Communication Tool for Art Teachers
I highly recommend that other art teachers use Artsonia to document their student's progress and growth. I love how I can pull my senior's work up on the smartboard and show them how they have grown since freshman year! My parents have commented that they love receiving emails showing them what their students is working on in art class. I have had students give away or lose artwork and then need to apply to art college. No problem I told them, I can download it for you from Artsonia and either email the files to you or put them on a USB drive. Artsonia is so versatile, I couldn't operate my art room without it!
How I Use It
I have used Artsonia for the last 10 years as both portfolio creation tool and a parent communication assistant. I have students grouped by period (1st period 1st semster, 2nd period 1st semester, etc) so it is easy to take pictures of their with my iphone and upload to Artsonia. Also my digital photography students create work on their chromebooks and upload directly to their Artsonia account using the school code via artsonia.com/student. I use Artsonia as a way to grade my student's digital work without having to print every single photograph out. I have also used Artsonia with my hospital/homebound students who could participate in class assignments from afar. I had one problem/question with the new parent sign-in process and the help support team addressed my concerns immediately!