Tag archive for best practices

A Visit with Ian Sands, Art Teacher at Apex High School

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Ian Sands, one of four art teachers at Apex High School in Apex, North Carolina. I’ve appreciated Ian’s many contributions to Art Education 2.0 over the past several years, his postings on Twitter, as well as…

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My Takeaways from ISTE 2010: Creativity, Remixing, Crap Detection, and Global Connections

I See What You Mean by Lawrence Argent I returned home from ISTE 2010 this past Wednesday and spent most of Thursday and Friday catching up on things that needed my attention (like putting in some extra time at the dog park to make up…

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Check out The Art Machine

What happens when two art teachers connect their classrooms via technology and combine their teaching, curriculum, and resources in an innovative way? Two Utah middle school art teachers have created one possible answer: The Art Machine. The Art Machine is a collaborative effort between Christian…

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Smart Board Workshop

This past week I led an inservice workshop for our local elementary art teachers here in Gainesville on using Smart Boards in the art classroom. This was a challenge for me in the sense that up until a week ago my only experiences with interactive…

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Join The Student Creative

On Sunday, I chatted (via Skype) with Matt Cauthron who teaches digital imaging, media arts, and animation in the Digital Arts Technology Academy (DATA) at Cathedral City High School in Cathedral City , CA. While our conversation covered a host of topics, much of it…

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Daniel Pink on Motivation

Daniel Pink speaks about the role of incentives vs intrinsic rewards in worker motivation and performance. While his comments focus on business models, they seem equally applicable to education.

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Lessons Learned . . .

Photo by Michele Eve. CC Attribution License Twice this past year I’ve faced the real possibility of losing my blog. The first time was back in January when I mistakenly thought I knew what I was doing while changing my profile picture. Fortunately, a colleague…

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Web Sightings for August 2009

Is it August already? That means that a new school year starts soon and that its time for another installment of Web Sightings. Enjoy. First up, the Times of London in conjunction with Saatchi recently conducted a poll in which they asked “Who do you…

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Mae Jemison on teaching the arts and sciences together

Mae Jemison is an astronaut, a doctor, an art collector, and a dancer. In this recently released TED talk, she provides a convincing argument for teaching art and science, both intuition and logic, as one. May 16th Follow-up: Read Garr Reynolds‘ endorsement of Jemison’s call…

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Pausing for a post-digital moment . . .

I made a subtle change in the sub-heading of this blog a while back that probably went unnoticed by the causal reader: I inserted “post-digital age” where is once read “digital age.” At the time, I didn’t consider it to be a radical enough change…

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