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A collection of online resources for implementation of technology in the classroom with an explicit focus on the development of creative knowledge through the technology curriculum.
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EDP4130 Digital Technologies - ePortfolio

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This is a link to my e-portfolio from the University that I study at. You will find four in-depth reflections here that explain and break down my understanding of the computer programming program "Scratch Animation". I have also shared this link on my Twitter account, so that members of my PLN (personal learning network) can access my e-portfolio and can review the animation program for themselves.

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Design and technology curriculum needs modernising warns Ofsted

Design and technology curriculum needs modernising warns Ofsted | Technology for creative knowledge | Scoop.it
The curriculum for design and technology lessons in English schools needs to be modernised, according a report by education regulator, Ofsted.

Via Mauricio Martinez
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This article out of the United Kingdom offers an insightful perspective on how the design and technology curriculum is taught in schools today. It offers recommendations on how to modernise a curriculum that may be seen as outdated; and although is from another country and isn't directly related to the ACARA Technologies curriculum, it does offer tips and recommendations that any educator could use in their own classroom context to enhance student learning and remain modernised with the design and technology movement.

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Web-based Digital Storytelling Tools and Online Interactive Resources | Danny Maas, Emerging Technologies AISI Consultant

Web-based Digital Storytelling Tools and Online Interactive Resources  | Danny Maas, Emerging Technologies AISI Consultant | Technology for creative knowledge | Scoop.it

There are many great websites that provide opportunities for students to develop language skills, tell stories, and share back their knowledge in fun, creative, and meaningful ways each using a computer. There are also terrific websites and portals which have links to excellent online interactives which can be used in the classroom with an interactive whiteboard.

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As stated above, this website provides an interactive, design based activity that is based on technology education. This site could be useful for students who have been given a possible design brief on creating a role play or narrative into a storyboard online. This creative, innovative and modern take on arts education encompasses a range of technology and arts key learning areas that would benefit a wide range of students across a multitude of contexts.

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Technology in The Early Childhood Classroom

Technology in The Early Childhood Classroom | Technology for creative knowledge | Scoop.it

We often talk about iPads in K-12 classrooms, the availability of information on the web for college students to access, and a host of other similar topics in too many categories to mention. But we don’t often broach the topic of technology in early childhood education classrooms. 


Via Andrea Zeitz
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This interesting creative information board provides educators with a range of reasons and results as to why technology is so important in the Early Childhood classroom context. It is interesting to see quantitative results that show concrete evidence of why technology education is viewed the way it is, and to look at how other schools or countries may compare. This ScoopIt could be used possibly in professional development gatherings or staff meetings in schools to provide a benchmark or topic of debate about technology use in schools today.

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Kelly A. Roper's comment, June 9, 2013 1:04 AM
Thank you Haylee for this valuable information. I too have a Scoop.It page that focuses on creatively using technology in the early years classroom and it was indeed interesting to see in a survey format the percentage of teachers that are actually implementing technology into their lessons and in what ways. I am currently working in a school that has access to a wide range of ICT resources and yet has very little involvement with them. With so many resources available it is hard to understand why, but I believe it is because many teachers have little time to professionally engage with these resources and know little about how to utilise them in their lessons. This information would indeed be useful to share with teachers in staff meetings to encourage their involvement with technological resources.
Kelly A. Roper's curator insight, June 9, 2013 2:27 AM

Although we are encouraged as teachers using the Australian Curriculum (ACARA, 2012) to develop ICT capability in our students as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school, and in their lives beyond school, we can see from this survey that really there are very few teachers in our early years classrooms making use of the technological resources available to them. I challenge teachers to view creative ways to implement technology and to invest their time in getting to know the programs and resources available to them.

 

ACARA (2012). Australian curriculum: information and communication technology (ICT) in the classroom. Retrieved June 9, 2013, from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/GeneralCapabilities/Information-and-Communication-Technology-capability/Introduction/Introduction

 

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Multiple Intelligences

Multiple Intelligences | Technology for creative knowledge | Scoop.it
MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES We understand that many people visit this page seeking resources on the topic of Dr. Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. We encourage visitors to review the FAQ on th...
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Haylee King's comment, March 9, 2013 4:06 AM
Howard Gardner's 'multiple intelligences' theory is used around the world and is a fantastic resource for educators. His direct website provides research into the multiple intelligences and is a fantastic resource for educators. Teachers can use this resource to implement the development of creative knowledge in their classrooms, and can utilise this theory in all key learning areas.
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Tanya Vaughan (tvaughan74) on Twitter

Tanya Vaughan (tvaughan74) on Twitter | Technology for creative knowledge | Scoop.it
The latest from Tanya Vaughan (@tvaughan74). Senior Project Officer, School Leadership team - AITSL,
Honorary Fellow - The University of Melbourne
Co-author of Transforming Education through the Arts.
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Tanya Vaughan is an Australian advocate of arts education in Australia and provides up to date and current insights into the way the education can benefit more from the arts. She is the co-author to "Transforming the arts through education", with Brian Caldwell.

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Sir Ken Robinson (SirKenRobinson) on Twitter

Sir Ken Robinson (SirKenRobinson) on Twitter | Technology for creative knowledge | Scoop.it
The latest from Sir Ken Robinson (@SirKenRobinson). Los Angeles
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This link to Sir Ken Robinson's Twitter account allows the viewer personal insight into the life and mind of an amazing author and arts education advocate.

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digital media team conjures some midsummer magic - Asian Correspondent

digital media team conjures some midsummer magic - Asian Correspondent | Technology for creative knowledge | Scoop.it
digital media team conjures some midsummer magic Asian Correspondent “Entertainment giants like Pixar and Cirque du Soleil revolutionized storytelling by mixing new technologies into animation and circus arts respectively, gripping audiences with a...
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An innovative and creative insight into using the latest technology and integrating the arts to provide a new and compelling way to story-tell. It could be a useful tool to illustrate to students the various and multiple ways technology can be used to sustainably as well as creatively to re-tell Shakespeare's most famous works.

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Music & Technology Join Forces to Heal

Music & Technology Join Forces to Heal | Technology for creative knowledge | Scoop.it

"The impact of modern technology on human healthcare is obvious. From the first heart transplant to robotic prosthetics, technology has been responsible for improving the lives of millions of injured or ill people..."


Via Leona Ungerer
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A captivating and interesting article that combines two key learning areas in the curriculum: the arts and technology education. In this aspect, the two subject areas work together in the medical context to heal sick patients. Although a slightly left wing topic that veers away from education, this article provides an interesting aspect into how education, the arts and technology specifically can be used outside of the classroom in real world contexts in order to teach and heal. Based on these revelations, the article is a fantastic reference for educators to use to prove to students the importance of real world learning in a global context using the arts and technology.

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Are Great Designers Born or Made?

Are Great Designers Born or Made? | Technology for creative knowledge | Scoop.it
Is the ability to design a talent you must be born with or is it a skill you can learn? Successful designers have shown that the answer to this question may not be so black and white.

 

Famed designers like David Carson have changed traditional design by experimenting with typography and images. His story and others like it support the argument for innate design – the ability to innovate on such a level must come from an internal creativity.

 

Also supporting the theory that designing ability is innate, web designer Kirsten Jahn Richardson, presented this point in an article about this very matter: “We are constantly bombarded by digital images and messages – if designing were based wholly upon training, wouldn’t we all be experts through exposure alone?…”

 

While Richardson provides a solid argument, it’s hard to deny that even if some design ability is natural, the best designers know the basics and have studied others’ work before adding their own touch to the field. In the words of the 14th Dalai Lama, “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”

 

Some designers have even made a name for themselves by successfully emulating others’ ideas or typography. For example, there are an endless number of popular derivative renditions of Milton Glaser’s famed “I Love NY” design or Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art paintings.

 

The gray area of the debate boils down to this: at the core of every successful designer lies an innate vision and drive to produce creative designs, coupled with a foundation of design knowledge. A successful designer needs to bring innovation to the field, but also to learn from others’ failures and successes, as well as their own. This widely-known quote from Ira Glass, applicable to any creative field, best sums up the issue by describing this marriage of knowledge and talent:

“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me — is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap; for the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work… It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take a while. It’s normal to take a while. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” (Check out the video where he says this, made available by Public Radio International).
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This article is an interesting on take on the way we view successful or unsuccessul designers in our society. It would be relevant to educators or people interested in design as it offers varied perspectives on how we view people who design, and what constitutes an effective designer in our world today. This article offers an open perspective that should be viewed and interpreted by educators, so that they can put aside their own personal opinions or experiences with design (in both the arts and technology contexts) and can successfully educate and engage their students in the design and making process.

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Why Arts Education Must Be Saved | Edutopia

Why Arts Education Must Be Saved | Edutopia | Technology for creative knowledge | Scoop.it

Almost every one of us can point back to a creative pursuit, in or out of school, that enhanced our skills, knowledge, or understanding. Yet the majority of secondary school students in the United States aren't required to enroll in arts courses, many elementary schools nationwide lack art classes or activities, and arts and music instruction is often the first thing to go when schools feel the pressure to improve test scores.


Via Steven Engravalle
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This highly engaging and thought provoking article examines the need and importance for arts education in schools today. The article is very relevant to educators in today's context as it juggles issues of how importance certain key learning areas are with others. As technology is a subject that also encompasses similar characteristics as the arts (creative knowledge, design etc) it is a captivating insight into how our curriculum prioritises particular subjects, and begs the question of why we have to integrate arts education into other subject areas, and whether this in fact is right or wrong.

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Home Page | Futurelab at NFER

Home Page | Futurelab at NFER | Technology for creative knowledge | Scoop.it
Futurelab at NFER is (registered charity number 313392) is committed to developing creative and innovative approaches to education, teaching and learning.
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Haylee King's comment, March 9, 2013 4:04 AM
This online resource provides comprehensive information on how to develop innovative, creative and engaging teaching and learning activities that have direct reference to the key learning area of technology. It would be a useful resource for educators, students and parents.
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Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

http://www.ted.com Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) ...
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"We don't grow into creativity, we grow out of it"- Ken Robinson. Sir Ken Robinson's personal insight into the education system and the way we value creativity is an immensely important resource for both educators and the general public. Sir Ken is easy to understand, provides relevant information and insights and offers ideas that many educators will utilise in their development of creative knowledge for the classroom.

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ÖKV Play: Creativity and communication: Inspiration from research (Anne Bamford)

http://www.okv.se/play It takes only 3 in 100 schools to start a change to lead to an educational reform. Yet is this happening positively or negatively? Inc...
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Anne Bamford's insights into creativity and the value of arts education in school's can be a fantastic resource for educators to learn more about the value of arts education and how to integrate technology into the arts in order to keep it relevant and valued in the curriculum.

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Technology in the Arts | Blog, podcast, and workshops exploring arts management and technology | This discussion-based blog explores the intersection of arts management and online technology. Techn...

Technology in the Arts | Blog, podcast, and workshops exploring arts management and technology | This discussion-based blog explores the intersection of arts management and online technology. Techn... | Technology for creative knowledge | Scoop.it
This discussion-based blog explores the intersection of arts management and online technology. Technology in the Arts is a service of Carnegie Mellon's Center for Arts Management and Technology.
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This fantastic blog integrates the current use of the arts and technology. This could be a great resource to use as an educator to keep updated with the current movements in this field, and how to integrate the arts and technology together for student learning.

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