Arts & Languages Faculty

ICT and Digital Citizenship Learning Continuum – Complete document

ICT and Digital Citizenship Continuum – Faculty Breakdown


Visual Arts Classroom

MIT Scratch Team and Progressive Art Alliance Bring Together Hip-Hop and Coding – October 2016

How Integrating Physical Art Into Digital Creations Expands Creativity – An article by Katrina Schwartz via MindShift, August 2016

Embedding Technology in the Fine Arts Classroom – An Office Mix presentation (an overview of some tools to use and why you should use them)

iPad Art Room – a website containing many ideas for the use of an iPad in the art classroom, lesson plans, resource guides etc

Integrating the Arts with Technology: Inspiring Creativity – By: National Center for Technology Innovation and Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd) 2015

iPads in Art Education blog

Drama Classroom

13 Great iPad Apps for Drama Teachers – TreePress 2015

Technology in the Drama Classroom – a Prezi presentation by Dennis Johns 2013

Teaching Drama With iPads – By Loch, Sinclair and Taylor UTS

Laptops in the Drama Classroom – NSW Curriculum Support

Technology Archives – thedramateacher.com

Languages Classroom

5 Terrific Technology-Based Tools for the Foreign Language Classroom – fluent.com

How to Use eLearning Technologies to Improve Education Quality of Language Teaching – elearningindustry.com 2015

Supporting Dual Language Learners – Lots of good ideas in this presentation although it is aimed at Dual Language Learners and Their Families from PreSchool to Year 3


Stage 4 Computational Thinking Activities for the Creative Arts

In Stage 4, students are encouraged to become more sophisticated in their use of computational thinking skills in all learning areas. They can create online stories and games, programs and models. Students can use electronics and robotic technology to create mechanisms and develop mini-computers. They learn how to best use everyday sites such as Google Maps and spreadsheets. Students learn about online safety.

Students could:

  • learn how a programming language draws, using websites such as Khan Academy
  • create experimental artworks by using paint with robots such as Bristlebots
  • design a light (Visual Arts) or sound (Music) show for a school creative arts festival using programmable mini-computers and electronic components such as littleBits – see Resources
  • design a wearable that draws attention to a social issue
  • create sculptures or reliefs using design software and 3D printer technology
  • discuss how technology has changed art over time, using websites such as Smithsonian.com or Tech As Art to research the discussion
  • create the soundtrack for a video trailer using software such as GarageBand or Audacity.
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