Education Tech & Tools
3.7K views | +2 today
Follow
Education Tech & Tools
a lttle of this and little that focused on learning and training with technology
Curated by ghbrett
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by ghbrett
Scoop.it!

Turning graffiti into a public art education program - Video on TODAY.com

Turning graffiti into a public art education program - Video on TODAY.com | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Turning graffiti into a public art education program
Graffiti is a common sight on city structures throughout America, but the Mural Arts Program is taking what is commonly a crime and using it to change the face of city art and arts education. NBC’s Craig Melvin reports." from source: http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/

ghbrett's insight:

This is an inspiring video about the impact of taking lemons (graffiti) and making it into a learning experience and Art / Mural Art in multimedia. The video points out how Art is not just drawing, painting, or making. To make Art it takes mathematics, planning, engineering, and Collaboration. Although brief this is a great thought provoking piece on how Art can be used in local education to enrich a community's pride and collective action.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ghbrett
Scoop.it!

Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share

Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.


... Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia." from source: http://scratch.mit.edu/

more...
ghbrett's curator insight, March 8, 2013 2:01 PM

MIT has a tradition of developing introductory programming tools for K-12 and older learners. Scratch is the latest one that I just learned about. At first glance it reminds me some what of Yahoo! Pipes. It's a visually oriented, scripted language. I'll need to play/work with it some to make a better assessment of it as a tool. While the site says this is aimed at teaching students about programing and computational science, I'd say it also is a tool for introducing student to digital animation and new media.