Click to view the full article
"New technologies are transforming how artists make and market their work, but they aren't changing its content. These new tools are being used to deal with age-old human emotions, questions and dilemmas. Digital art really isn't all that different from its analog versions, since it's still about telling stories and examining what it means to be human."
My contribution to this article from Tech News World is on the topic of teaching a new generation. Read the story here or browse my excerpt below:
"I use technology in art instruction and art production with all my k-5 population," said art instructor Tricia Fuglestad, who incorporates a variety of digital technologies into her lesson plans at Dryden Elementary School
."We explore art concepts digitally through interactive lessons on the interactive board, and we use our green screen and video-editing tools to make Fugleflicks, [which are] student-created, art-related movies," she told TechNewsWorld.
Video-editing and sharing technologies have become central to art education for Fuglestad, and she says they give her students new and unique ways of expressing themselves and communicating.
"Because of my access to technology, I can open up new opportunities for my students to extend and enhance their learning," said Fuglestad. "I've been able to connect my students to authentic audiences [and] give them art-making opportunities like animation moviemaking and graphic design that would otherwise be inaccessible."
I shared three main ideas: Teaching digitally, Creating Movies, and transforming learning with new technologies such as the iPad. Here are some posts that will help you explore what I am referring to in more depth.
Explore how we learn
Creating on iPads
Here is a two minute peek
at what we do in our art room at Dryden. Warning: You may catch the Fuglevision (it's very contagious and there is no cure)
Here are some of my iPad pictures to give you an idea of what to ask for when you make your donation. Maybe a caricature for your website, a profile pict, you as a superhero...
IF everyone who reads this post took a second to donate or vote then every child that comes through our art room (over 530) will have a chance to create without the wait.
We are HALF way to our goal of a 1:1 iPad art room. YOU can help us reach it. Thanks!
Donate to Our Edbacker Campaign for iPads
Vote for Sonic to Fund our Donor's Choose Project-Everyday until Oct. 27th
Donate to our Donor's Choose project for iPads