Friday, August 10, 2012

Tool #9

Tool #9 Assignment, create a new post in which you respond to the following:
  1. Why do you think it is important to tie the technology to the objective?
I think that, for art, it is important to tie technology to an objective from time to time but not for every project. Art is "hands on."  Students can not learn the actual objectives set out and master a "technique" by using a computer.  I realize that there are many art related fields that are completely digital...however, basics are still necessary.  You can't expect a child to learn to add simple numbers if you never teach him to count on his fingers and give him only a computer or a calculator.

    2.  Why should we hold students accountable for the stations/centers?
Students should be held accountable when moving into stations or centers because each center or station is set up for the specific purpose of learning a different objective. 

   3.  Visit 2 of the applicable links to interactive websites for your content/grade level. Which sites did you like. How could you use them as stations? How can you hold the students accountable for their time in these stations?
ThinkFinity is an interesting interactive website for doing some simple web based projects.  I could set up an ipad and have them create an interactive postcard to someone about a specific artist that they just "visited"?

   4.  List two to three apps you found for the iPod Touch/iPad that you can use in your classroom. What do you see that station looking like? How can you hold the students accountable for their time in these stations?
Discover Art History is a online research center where kids can type in an artist name or a time period and they will be presented with information on that topic.  This would be good for reports on artist/time periods.
DrawCast - Drawing/painting/sketching/doodle  is a photo editing app where you can import photos (hmmm) and then edit them and then post them onto facebook, etc.  I would have them download their completed images into a drop box for me to grade.

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