HELP: How to Use This Site

The Art Beat at School collection consists of over 700 streaming video clips along with improved search tools and educator-focused video descriptions to help you explore the collection and find relevant video clips to use in your classroom. A selection of 100 video clips have related lesson plans. This help section provides tips on using the tools and resources on this site.

Searching the Video

  1. There are two ways to search the video on this site. For a quick search, you can enter basic keywords such as an artist's name, a type or style of art, or location name in the lesson plan search box on the home page.
  2. The Advanced Search page provides additional options to help you narrow down the search results. You can search by topic categories, curriculum categories as well as keywords.
  3. In the Search Results page, you can click on the title to view the Video Page where you'll find:
    1. A video player to watch the full clip.
    2. Many of the videos in the collection have additional "Notes for Teachers" descriptions, providing descriptions of the content of the video that might be relevant to teachers as well as suggestions for using the clip in the classroom.
    3. Related topic and curriculum categories. Click on the text links to view more videos in those categories.
    4. The View Presentation Version button links to a stand-alone version of the video page that can be used in a classroom presentation or to send students for independant viewing. You can copy the page url to email or bookmark this page for later use.
    5. If a video clip has a related lesson plan, you'll be able to link to it from this page. You can also browse the lesson plans

Viewing the Video

  1. The 9.0 version of the Adobe Flash player is required to view all of the videos on the Art Beat at School site. It is available for both Mac and Windows. If you do not have the Flash Player installed on your computer or are having trouble viewing the video, click here to install or upgrade the Flash Player on your computer.

Lesson Plans

A selection of 100 of the videos on this site have related lesson plans that can provide ideas and resources for using the videos in your classroom.

  1. There are two ways to search the lesson plans on this site. For a quick search, you can enter basic keywords such as an artist's name, a type or style of art, or location name in the lesson plan search box on the home page.
  2. The Advanced Search page provides additional options to help you narrow down the search results. You can search by topic discipline, grade level or integrated subject. All of the lesson plans are available to view online and print and have been correlated to the Oregon Content Standards for the Arts. Each lesson plan includes tips on modifying the activities to fit different classroom needs.
  3. From the browse list, you can view the full lesson plan for each video by clicking on the "View Lesson Plan" button.
  4. From the browse list or lesson plan page, click on the Watch Video link to view the related video clip.
  5. To print a copy of the lesson plan, click the "Printable Version" button at the top of the screen. A non-graphic version will appear in a separate window. Select File->Print from your browser menu to print the page. Close the window to return to the Art Beat site.
  6. Each of the lesson plans have related materials such as worksheets and scoring guides that can be used with the lesson activities. To access these materials, click the links in the "Download Related Materials" section of the left navigation. This will download a pdf file that can be saved and printed for later use.


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