Tag archive for technology

Back to School Links

iboy_daniel, CC Attribution License School buses will soon be on the road again as fall classes are just around the corner. To mark the occasion, here is a collection of ‘back to school’ links I’ve been gathering for the past month or so: This video…

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Technology as a Bridge

I’m traveling to Pittsburgh, PA later this week to address the Pennsylvania Art Education Association Conference. I’ll be taking a cue from the conference theme “Art • Bridges • Community” and talking about using technology as a bridge to connect the art classroom to other…

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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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Web Sightings for January 2010

Lego Explorer photo by kennymatic, CC Attribution License Let’s get 2010 rolling here on The Art Teacher’s Guide with over a dozen new sites to check out: First up, it seems appropriate to start this new decade out with a brief look back at the…

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Reflections on My NECC/DC Experience: Part 2

ISTE estimates that there were over 18,000 participants at this year’s National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Washington DC. It certainly seemed that many were in line when I went to get coffee Monday morning at Starbucks in the Conference Center! Keith Jarrett described NECC…

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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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On finding balance in the art curriculum . . .

I just came off doing two presentations at NAEA on bringing digital participatory media (aka Web 2.0 tools) into the art curriculum, each of which garnered quite different responses (at least on the surface). While the group at my Friday morning talk appeared largely supportive…

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Siftables ~ The next thing in hands-on learning?

Watch MIT graduate student David Merrill demonstrate Siftables—tiny, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands—that can interact with one another, create smart networks, store images, do math, and make music together. This is just one of some two dozen fascinating new video…

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Art at Dryden Elementary School

This past week I had the pleasure of visiting Tricia Fuglestad’s art classroom at Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. I first met Tricia virtually, when she joined Art Education 2.0 over a year ago. Following a link to her art department website, I…

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I admit it . . . I’m an Art Geek

I came across a collection of 20 Examples of Geek Art and Artists on the WebUrbanist site this past week. Browsing through the examples made me think about my own “geekiness.” I wasn’t always an “Art Geek.” I began my career as a drawing and…

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