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Mabank teacher shares students achievements

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MABANK–Mabank Intermediate art instructor Nancy Borden deserves recognition for her commitment to art education and desire to showcase her students’ efforts in the art room. Borden uses – the largest online student art museum in the world – for displaying more than 2,500 pieces of student art this schoolyear, creating a lifelong portfolio for local budding artists.
“It’s amazing to look at my students’ digital portfolios and see how their artistic ability has grown throughout the school year,” Borden said.
“Creating digital portfolios makes assessments easy!”
Borden and Mabank Intermediate have been maintaining digital student portfolios for the past eight years. In addition to accumulating over 14,000 pieces of art on Artsonia, Borden and Mabank Intermediate have connected over 400 friends and family members to student galleries. Her efforts have created a more arts-centric community, as students’ works of art are visible all around the world.
 Artsonia helps thousands of teachers in over 100 countries worldwide create online student art galleries and portfolios. Parents and relatives can view the art online, leave comments and order keepsakes featuring the artwork. As part of its mission, Artsonia donates 20% of merchandise revenue directly back to local classrooms and has given back more than $10 million to local classrooms since 2000.
“Our mission at Artsonia is to bring communities together to celebrate children’s artistic expressions,” said CEO and co-founder of the company Jim Meyers. “Teachers like Nancy – who are passionate about the process of creating, recognizing and cherishing student art move that mission forward.”