I am so blessed to teach at such a wonderful school. Our school has a big focus on using technology. Art is a great area for technology to be used! I hold high regards for traditional art making; (painting, clay, drawing, etc...) however, there are innovative ways to learn about art through technology.
I also feel it is important for students to learn technology in relation to the arts because of the numerous occupational fields that combine the two. Arts + technology = graphic designers, animators, illustrators, advertisers, webpage creators, and the list goes on! This is a great short video (especially for kids) that highlights career choices in the arts field. http://vimeo.com/9981028
Please help us integrate technology in this art classroom. Just a click on this link will get you on your way to enabling the next generation of learners to have invaluable skills needed for this ever-changing world.
If you ever question the reason for arts in schools, here’s a great article for you to read:
And an enlightening video: