Bring the Masters Right into your Classroom with Google Arts & Culture

Responding to art is an important process in an arts classroom and can be a valuable strategy when integrating art into other content areas.  But not all classrooms have collections of art prints like many art classrooms have.   Some pieces of artwork have had a profound impact on me. Dorothea Lange’s "Migrant Mother" is …

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Digital Storytelling via the iPad Part 1: What’s My Story?

I recently attended a one-day workshop at the TIES Technology Conference in Minnesota on Digital Storytelling and the iPad.  The workshop was lead by two talented trainers from the TIES technology integration team, Caroline Little and Kari Huinker.  They based their workshop on the work of Bernajean Porter, the guru of digital storytelling who provides …

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Arts Integration and/or Technology Integration?

I made a career change one year ago, and shortly thereafter stopped posting to this blog.  For the past year I’ve been directing my energies toward supporting arts integration efforts in schools throughout Minnesota through a project at the Perpich Center for Arts Education, a Minnesota state agency.  Granted, I’m still working with technology, primarily …

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Mobile Learning at ISTE 2011 in Philly

Check out this QR (Quick Read) Code. I scanned it with my iPhone standing next to Benjamin Franklin’s grave in Philadelphia last week. I was on a field trip with the ISTE SIGML (special interest group for mobile learning).  We were using QR codes to discover interesting facts about Ben Franklin as we did a …

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