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Dec 20, 2013

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Kick the Winter Blues with Buzzfeed!

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If you haven’t heard of the website Buzzfeed, you’re missing out! For the past few months I’ve been checking Buzzfeed regularly for my daily dose of entertainment and inspiration. In addition to the full website, Buzzfeed also has an app, which I find much more user friendly and easier to read. For those of you that don’t know, Buzzfeed provides (generally) humorous articles, lists, videos and quizzes. These fast, entertaining reads are perfect for unwinding after a long day at school. Some of the best content I’ve seen includes exciting artwork, lesson ideas, DIY projects, and art history geekery.  One thing I love is that you can easily share Buzzfeed’s content with friends through various social media sites like Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. Or you can send a good old fashioned email.

Here are just a few of my favorite articles I’ve retweeted (@cliveartroom):

QUIZ: Can You Tell The Difference Between Modern Art And Paintings By Toddlers?

Can You Distinguish Between Multi-Million Dollar Art And Art Found At A Yard Sale?

11 Nerdy Comic Collages You Must See

20 DIY Projects That Will Bring Your Child’s Senses To Life

8 Incredible Lichtenstein GIFs

Wonderfully Geeky Quilled Paper Sculptures

If Famous Paintings Were Actually About Pizza

35 New Uses For Old Newspapers And Magazines

17 Brilliant Art History-Inspired Halloween Costumes

So next time you need to check out and have a good laugh give Buzzfeed a try. Browse the latest articles and search through its archives for those things that may interest you.  The Buzzfeed app even lets you tailor articles to your reader tastes! (A word of warning: Buzzfeed sometimes features some more adult themes, so it probably wouldn’t be a good choice to use with students!)

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What art humor sites have you browsed in the past?

How do you stay in the loop with your busy schedule?

What’s one Buzzfeed list you wished existed for art educators?

 

AleciaThis article was written by AOE Team member Alecia Eggers. Alecia is a certified K-12 Art Instructor, and currently teaches K-6 elementary art in central Iowa. She is passionate about teaching and reaching her students with an innovative and meaningful arts education.

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  • Klair

    I frequently visit Buzzfeed, but have never checked out its art lessons. It’s a fun site, but there’s also a lot of hyped-up pop culture junk. To avoid said junk, I love to visit UpWorthy.com. It’s perfect for when you need to be reminded of all the good in humanity, and why it’s important to stick up for what you believe in. Check it out! :)

    • Alecia Eggers

      Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to check out UpWorthy!

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