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Applying and Integrating Media and Technology for Learning in a Traditional or Post Modern Classroom.
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Do our children know how to be citizens?

Do our children know how to be citizens? | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Robert Pondiscio says we worry about our kids' math and science abilities, but we forget most of them don't know much about U.S. history and democracy.

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There are great stories and art to be made from these theme's Citizen's should be taught to be active in running their government early!
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Coffee Party USA's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:01 AM

Coffee   Party should lead the charge on this topic.

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We sure should and it should include world history and current events.
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I Am Education - Video

I Am Education - Video | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Nine-year-old Primo can turn just about anything into something beautiful, but he’s limited to expressing his remarkable creativity at home due to his school’s lack of art classes.

In most districts, art and music are the first courses to go when budgets are cut. Today, nearly four million elementary school students receive no visual arts education.

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These are great confessional testimony style video to share on topics like Putting art back into schools, over-testing high stake testing inclusiveness and other topics.

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Artist creates realistic Barbie doll based on average female measurements

Artist creates realistic Barbie doll based on average female measurements | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
What would Barbie look like if she had the same proportions as a real woman?
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I love what the new 3D printing is allowing people to do!

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Bio – mel chin

Bio – mel chin | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Mel Chin incorporates art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes and toxic landfills. He investigates how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility.  He has created such large scale environmental projects such as Revival Fields and The Fundred Dollar Bill project, aimed at leaching toxins and pollution from the soil.


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Artist throughout  history have either expressed their own unique vision, used their talents for profit by creating  propaganda and advertising and functional creations or created work to reflect realities to the masses that need to be heard and seen.

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<3 Mel Chin. The Paver and Fundred Project are worth getting involved in.
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Green Art guide to eco-art sites

This is a guide to websites which show the work of artists concerned with ecology, environmental art and social issues in their themes or in the techniques they use in creating art.


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This guide will help with Inspiring issue related and ecological-art ideas.

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Poinsettia Elementary School parents fight to save art program - Coast News

Poinsettia Elementary School parents fight to save art program - Coast News | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Poinsettia Elementary School parents fight to save art program Coast News “It also helps them take ownership of the school through projects like large-scale murals.” To meet eligibility requirements for the Crayola grant, Clark is forming a...
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Let's hope other art programs will avoid fights to stay in schools! 

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The Matthew Effect: What Is It and How Can You ...

The Matthew Effect: What Is It and How Can You ... | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
"The only reason not to reward the best and brightest for their achievements is to avoid punishing the rest for their shortcomings...Programs for the gifted and acts like NCLB are classic catalysts of what social scientists call the Matthew Effect.
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This is a great article for any teacher or anyone involved in raising children or leadership in general. 

 

I will add I do not see this as a reason to hold kids in the third grade that read below 3rd grade level, but instead see this as support for more reading specialist at all grade levels, even college (we had two speed reading courses for freshmen at our local community college and it helped a lot). The article also begs advancing public library programs through out the world and school libraries as well. A lot can be gained through electronically tutoring at a self pace rate with guidance and observation if some need more direction and goal setting help. I also feel an open room from 1st to 3rd grade would help, in other words a grade-less space, maybe even through the 4th grade. Too many students just do not have the same set development stages and that cannot be pushed. A better mix of self-pace with lock step could be used in grade level-less classes. A team teaching effort that included a skilled reading/math specialist on each team would really also make a huge difference.

 

I have also observed that in today’s push for reading, math and science many creative classes and club leadership involvements are reserved for those with high averages. This means the same kids often get to be everything that counts and others know they will never get picked. That is not a morale booster or inspiration. Many of these other classes and activities are what “hooks” the weaker students on reading, math and gaining broad knowledge. Not all leaders are great students and many are real bad students that fight the system all the way. I feel preventing many of these students from doing anything but redoing what they are weak in really just adds to the education gap. The engagement students find from these activities and other studies often sparks their interest to read or figure other things out as those activities require what was in their mind just a math problem or writing assignment to be applied in a real life situation. How do you build and measure a stage or prop?How do you create a costume from a certain period in history, or present or illustrate the meaning and essence of a prose or poem.

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If children's drawings were made into toys...

If children's drawings were made into toys... | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
There is a studio which creates soft toys based on children's drawings that their parents send in. Once completed, parents can buy these toys for their children, which I think is a very interesting...

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I just love this idea! What about you? Certainly something I think you should try at home and in your classroom of course!!

 

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Ju Sampaio's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:42 AM

Adoro a ideia de transformar desenhos infantis em brinquedos! Muito legal!

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The Future of Education | Fw:Thinking

Is technology threatening our system of education? Why spend all day in a dusty library when you could just download information straight into your brain! In...
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Enlightening! That is the word for this!

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TRENDS: Inspiring dreams in the classroom - New Straits Times

TRENDS: Inspiring dreams in the classroom
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NOT far from Pasar Payang, a popular tourist spot in Kuala Terengganu, is Sekolah Kebangsaan Paya Bunga.
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This is really worth reading over and it serves to inspire teacher's dreams as well as student's dreams.

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Mapping the need for talent in television media - exchange4media.com

Mapping the need for talent in television media - exchange4media.com | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Mapping the need for talent in television media exchange4media.com Gupta claimed that back in the days, there used to be only a few media institutes which were involved in training and educating, now since the industry has boomed the number of...
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Here is a source about training television talent.

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Five facts about professional artists in the United States

Five facts about professional artists in the United States | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Here's where people are making a living as artists -- and where they aren't.
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But kudos to Mississippi, which has more female architects per capita than California and New York.

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21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 | MindShift

21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 | MindShift | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Flickr: Corey Leopold Inspired by Sandy Speicher's vision of the designed school day of the future, reader Shelly Blake-Plock shared his own predictions (21 things that will be obsolete by 2020!
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Here is a look at the possible future that may arrive sooner than we know.

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Ju Sampaio's curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:07 AM

21 coisas que estarão obsoletas em 2020.

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Get Involved in the Fight Against Poverty | Perspectives, Take Action, The Poverty Line, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

Get Involved in the Fight Against Poverty | Perspectives, Take Action, The Poverty Line, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Poverty correspondent Greg Kaufmann urges you to get involved with these organizations working to fight hunger and poverty in America.
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Regular readers of my work know the statistics: more than 46 million Americans living below the poverty line on less than $18,000 annually for a family of three. More than 1 in 3 of us — 106 million Americans — living on less than $36,000 a year, struggling to afford the basics like food, housing, healthcare and education.

 

Meanwhile, food stamps are under attack by both Republicans and Democrats despite the fact that 50 million Americans are struggling with hunger; cash assistance (TANF) reaches only 27 of every 100 families living in poverty; the minimum wage is a poverty wage, and there is a proliferation of low-wage work.

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What is the future of technology in education?

What is the future of technology in education? | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Forget devices, the future of education technology is all about the cloud and anywhere access. In the future, teaching and learning is going to be social, says Matt Britland (What is the future of technology in education?
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ACLU in Court Friday for No Fly List Challenge

ACLU in Court Friday for No Fly List Challenge | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
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CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org
PORTLAND, Ore.
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This seems like it is a challenge that is long over due.

 

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According to media reports, there are more than 20,000 people on the No Fly List. Their only recourse is to file a request with the Department of Homeland Security's "Traveler Redress Inquiry Program," after which DHS responds with a letter that does not explain why they were denied boarding. The letter does not confirm or deny whether their names remain on the No Fly List, and does not indicate whether they can fly. The only way for a person to find out if his or her name was removed from the No Fly List is to buy a plane ticket, go to the airport, see if he or she can get on the flight – taking the risk of being denied boarding and marked as a suspected terrorist, and losing the cost of the airline ticket.

 

The ACLU argues that this system violates the Fifth Amendment's command that the government cannot deprive a person of liberty "without due process of law." Courts have ruled that the Constitution requires some kind of notice and hearing for far less severe actions, such as losing state assistance for utility bills or being suspended from school for 10 days.

 
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Artist Builds Huge Twisting Structures Using Only Recycled Plywood Shavings (Photos)

Artist Builds Huge Twisting Structures Using Only Recycled Plywood Shavings (Photos) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira envisions enormous and flowing forms, his sculptures are made with aged, recycled wood that's been peeled into layers and molded into gigantic shapes.  His three-dimensional sculptures made entirely out of layers upon layers of pieces of peeled, old plywood, are collected from various construction sites around Sao Paulo.


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These ideas for using ordinary found objects like drift wood to make amazing art work are always uplifting to see.

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Can creativity and innovation be taught? A new free online course says 'yes' - Penn State News

Can creativity and innovation be taught? A new free online course says 'yes' - Penn State News | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Can creativity and innovation be taught? A new free online course says 'yes'
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“Could we really educate students in learning creativity online?” he recalled asking himself.
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Interesting!

 

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“It’s a unique and trend-bucking view of creativity, and it’s unusual for an engineering topic,” explained Kathryn Jablokow, associate professor of mechanical engineering and engineering design at Penn State Great Valley and one of the course’s three instructors. “But at its core, it’s about delivery of process, not just content.”

 
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K-12 education keeps going mobile - La Crosse Tribune

K-12 education keeps going mobile - La Crosse Tribune | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
K-12 education keeps going mobile
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The iTunes U recordings give students a choice on how they want to learn, Halderson said. The recordings can also be shared with other teachers.
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The West Salem School District rolled out a $1.5 million technology upgrade this year, giving iPads to all middle school students and laptops to all high school students. School officials there also implemented a Facebook-like social network for teachers and students.

Halderson’s class started using iPads last year on a limited scale, but when the district came and offered a chance to pilot the “one-on-one” program, Halderson agreed to help.

“You’re not getting rid of the teacher,” Halderson said. “But you’re able to put a lot of the students’ materials right there on the iPad.”

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Gates Foundation Funding Wrist Bracelets to Monitor Teaching Effectiveness

Gates Foundation Funding Wrist Bracelets to Monitor Teaching Effectiveness | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The Gates foundation has decided to fund a university study to test the effectiveness of teaching techniques using bracelets fitted with electronic devices.
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Well it must be time to build a temple or pyramid or some such place to worship the Gates family. They appear to be God's among men allowing people to have vaccines, and genetically modified food sources whether they want them or not, they have invested millions into and need to recover that investment.

 

Now Gates who himself was a quitter at school is going to try to make himself Lord of education by wiring up the kids to monitor them during what will be most of the day of their life and is spent at school which he plans to use to prepare them for him as workers. No free day dreaming time on school time. Gates needs to wire up everyone in the factories in China where many of his products are made to see how inspired they are as well.  If they don’t show up on the “I’m loving this work every minute “ radar then God Gates must not be a success much less a God.

 

When I think of Gates as a Godlike overseer I think of a statement a statement a wood carver in Belize said to my daughter whom was there as a social work study and community builder helper. He wanted her to buy some of his woodcarvings and she replied she would like to buy his cute kids some ice cream. His response was “How about you buy my crafts then I can buy my kids some ice crème?” Gates seems to feel we are not as cleaver as he in deciding our own choices or in deserving a fair share return for our labor and efforts. The workers in his factories might be Gods too if they weren’t held back in order to make him rich enough to be God. This man had some great ideas…taking those global took an army of workers, delivery trucks or mailmen and all sorts of other types of workers…or Gates would not have ever been rich enough to have so many consider his other bad ideas worthy of two seconds of thought.

 

Will this wristband tell him if the kids ate or slept the night before or that morning? Who fought the night before? …Is mom or dad or others close are in jail, rehab on drugs or are sick?  Did their dad call them fat and ugly before they left for school that morning? ( That alone took one of my students and hour to get over.) Did their best friend betray them lately? Are they staying at auntie’s house while their folks work things out? Are they are worried about being pregnant or planning for the baby they already know about? (One of my classes had 4 mothers to be.) Could they afford their school supplies or dinner that night? Have their parents one or both lost their job, or their house? Did their mother blow her head off over the summer? Will the band tell whether they even knew one parent at all, if they had to wait for mom or dad to get home from the bar? Did they have a lot to do at church or other important activities the night before and often through the week? Are sports more important than school or is the job at McDonalds for car and gas money getting priority and that doesn’t get them home before 11pm…Yea, Mr. Short Sighted Gates maybe you ought to get to know what these kids have on their minds before you decide how to fix something…even without a trial of your band I can tell you all things events are directly from students I’ve known and I know it was all more than a bit distracting. Get a clue God Gates…Life Happens whether you industrial dreams for the world are made of it or not!

 

Effective and even not as effective teachers know these things are in student’s lives and that they distract. We don't need bands, nor do the students. We know some students like and respond to us and others do not. We know that some respond to authority and others fight it. We know that something is interesting to certain people and other things are not. Everyone has a right to their own distractions and you prove this by dabbling into areas you are far from an expert about. One of the best teacher's I ever had was a teacher students avoided because it drooped their GPA too much. His class took all our time but it didn't mean he was a bad teacher. Not every one had the reading speed, energy and commitment to keep up with him he gave us so much I'm sure many drifted off. That band would rate him a failure and force him to lower his standard. Maybe ten years in front of a class room of a 1000 changing students and not quitting because the it bores you or fails to inspire you will give you some insight Lord Gates or is your time far to valuable to waste in the frontlines of education? Not everyone is interested or impressed with everything you say so your band would tell you that leaves you a zero by your own standards.  Right? Flawed designs Mr. Gates so don’t waste our time and insult our children with this.

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Shift Happens: Educational (Technology) Reform

What do we (as teachers) need to do, to equip this new generation with skills that are actually going to be useful for when they grow up?
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Wow! Shift Does Happen!

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How I Create: Q&A With Playwright & Creativity Coach Zohar Tirosh-Polk - PsychCentral.com (blog)

How I Create: Q&A With Playwright & Creativity Coach Zohar Tirosh-Polk - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
How I Create: Q&A With Playwright & Creativity Coach Zohar Tirosh-Polk
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Every month we chat with a different person about their creative process, hopefully gleaning an insight or two about creativity.
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Being Useful, New Marketing Techniques That Work | Social Media ...

Being Useful, New Marketing Techniques That Work | Social Media ... | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
... how your business can be more useful? Do you provide youtility? To learn about youtility and a new way of thinking when it comes to marketing, I interview Jay Baer for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.
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I found this to be a useful podcast. Those of you that might like to market or promote something may want to listen to these ideas.

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Fostering the Skills of the Future: Prepr Develops Courses on Innovation and ... - Watch List News (press release)

Fostering the Skills of the Future: Prepr Develops Courses on Innovation and ...
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Are you interested in being on the forefront of open resource education as a learner? This might interest you if you are.

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3 Tips for Using an iPad as a Center in Your Classroom - Teq Blog

3 Tips for Using an iPad as a Center in Your Classroom - Teq Blog | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

"What do you do when you do not have an iPad for every student in the classroom? This is a question we get a lot. One solution is to use the iPad as a single center or station in the classroom. Check out the video below and be sure to see our entire schedule of summer classes on using iPads in the classroom."


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Some ideas for effectively using iPads in the classroom.

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