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Technology in the 21st-Century Art Room

Integrate technology into your art classroom like a pro to increase student engagement and creative connection.

Technology has never played a bigger role in building and maintaining relationships at work, in school, and in our communities. More than half of K–12 teachers use technology in the classroom daily, while almost all use it at least once a year (Vega & Robb, 2019). In this course, participants will develop a future-ready mindset to design interactive learning experiences with emerging technologies. They’ll build expertise in creating art and lesson plans with edtech tools, as well as master blended learning in the classroom. At the end of this course, participants will leave with a toolkit of high-level strategies, insights, and action plans for teaching art in the 21st-century classroom.

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.

Required Materials

Purchase: None

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video input and output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • A Google Drive account (not provided by AOEU)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)
Graduate Credits
All courses will now close at 11 PM Central time on the 27th of each month. Graduate Credits 3 Graduate Credits
Price Graduate Credit $1197.00
Mon 8 Sun
Feb 6 Weeks Apr 2
Upcoming Course Run Dates
Feb 6 Apr 2
Jun 5 Jul 30
AOEU Course Code
Morningside Course Code
EDUC500 AOE047

Course Objectives

  • Advocate and model digital citizenship and responsibility while engaging in professional and personal growth as a 21st-century digital citizen.
  • Design and develop responsive curricula, assessments, and classroom interactions for blended classrooms.
  • Create meaningful learning experiences through a synthesization of art education pedagogies and digital teaching approaches.
  • Predict future trends in digital learning to strategize educational approaches for the classroom.
  • Direct participatory learning experiences in digital spaces to encourage students to explore their interests, heighten classroom engagement, and foster motivation.

Course Breakdown

Week 1
Organizing Your Digital Toolkit
  1. Scan classroom and personal access to create an inventory on digital resources and methodologies.
  2. Strategize creative ways to increase technical access for classrooms.
Week 2
Teaching Art and Design in a Digital Age
  1. Explore digital pedagogies, including adaptive learning, gamification, learning analytics, VR/AR, and mobile learning.
  2. Practice education technology tools.
Week 3
Instructional Strategies
  1. Identify the best learning app/tools for classrooms based on age and/or achievement levels.
  2. Blueprint ways to use technology to teach, increase student engagement, boost motivation and resiliency, and further arts skills.
Week 4
Experimental Curricula
  1. Examine tech tools and online functionalities for curriculum development, including ones that create, expand, and/or support the curriculum, and tools that save curriculum development time.
  2. Create a comparison chart of five curriculum edtech tools, such as lesson planning programs, or create a work of art using online software.
Week 5
  1. Strategize how to assess artwork using technology.
  2. Design responsive curricula, digital assessment tools, and classroom interventions integrating previous course work.
Week 6
Safety and Digital Classroom Management + Digital Citizenship
  1. Develop best practices to ensure children stay safe online.
  2. Strategize how to promote and model digital citizenship in the art classroom.
Week 7
LMS Integration
  1. Analyze various LMS integrations and potential roadblocks.
  2. Develop an online digital learning experience (such as a unit) on an LMS or similar platform.
Week 8
  1. Articulate learning in this course and contemplate future applications as technology and the online classroom continue to evolve.
  2. Develop short-term and long-term goals for implementation.

Produce a Digital Work of Art

1. Research

Identify a specific skill your students need improvement on the most.

2. Discussion

This skill can range from idea generation, conceptual thinking, an art competency (such as a specific technique, like how to draw in two-dimensional, or general skill, like color matching) reflection.

3. Practical Application

Create a plan for a classroom intervention using at least one of the tech tools or platforms you’ve learned about through this course. You may also include digital pedagogies, the SAMR model, and other frameworks.

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