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The Importance of Teaching with Technology
The Role of Technology for 21st-Century Learners 1:34
The Positive Effects of Technology on Artmaking Practices 1:28
Technology Tools in the Art Room
Desktop Technology Tools 3:47
Mobile Technology Tools 3:24
Strategies for Stretching Your Technology Budget 2:01
Managing Technology Through Stations
Utilizing Stations 3:21
Strategies for Making a New Platform Work 2:23
Revamping Traditional Teaching
Portrait Project Example 15:23
Drawing Project Example 18:01
Moving Beyond the Walls of the Classroom
Real World Assignments 4:17
Tech Safety 1:17
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Explore a variety of technology resources for every budget and teaching situation.
2 Discover how stations may be the ideal instructional model for introducing more technology into your art room.
3 Gain several classroom-tested lesson ideas that fuse traditional “hands-on” artmaking with technology processes.
Are you looking for dynamic and easy ways to infuse more technology into your current curriculum but are nervous to “leave behind” your more traditional art making practices? In this PRO Pack, Rich Stachon will walk you through some easy and fun entry-level strategies for incorporating Photoshop, Illustrator, and other platforms into your current classroom practice. You’ll hear about student-friendly technology options, from splurges to freebies. Then, you’ll see examples of three different units that combine traditional drawing and painting skills with technology to take your students’ artmaking experience to the next level.
2. Curriculum Approaches
A. Integrates knowledge of a variety of approaches when planning content
B. Selects printed and digital instructional resources for classroom use
E. Selects technology resources to supplement instructional strategies
Middle School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Rich Stachon is a middle school art teacher in Glen Ellyn, IL. He believes in providing students with a safe environment where they can confidently create by merging traditional and digital art-making techniques. Rich earned a master’s degree in education media design and technology from Full Sail University.