Technology in Art And Education
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Applying and Integrating Media and Technology for Learning in a Traditional or Post Modern Classroom.
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Let Teens Lead in Makerspaces - School Library Journal

Let Teens Lead in Makerspaces - School Library Journal | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
THE 3-D PRINTER in the Peabody (MA) Institute Library’s basement Creativity Lab might be what draws teens to the space, but it’s not always what they spend the most time using.

One group of boys is fascinated by the sewing machines. “They come in because of the tech, and then they get involved in the [other] things,” says Cate Merlin, teen and special projects librarian for the library’s main branch.

At Dover (AR) High School, library media specialist Janet Kanady has seen a similar response. “We came close to having enough kids knitting to form our own club,” Kanady says. As it turned out, they were more interested in an old electric typewriter. “They are completely fascinated by it.”

It’s hard to predict what will capture teens’ attention in a makerspace, so flexibility is key with this age group. Kanady also finds that a hands-off approach works best for students who use her library’s “tinker spot.” She says, “They have always amazed me on the things they come up with. Maybe that is a part of the appeal of it. They aren’t forced to do it just one way.”

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The Millennial Teenager & their Technology | Online Schools (Infographic)

The Millennial Teenager & their Technology | Online Schools (Infographic) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Teenagers today have so much exposure to technology. Check out this infographic for a more detailed look at the tech-savvy world of these teens.

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