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Week 1 blog post

I think social media and blog posts can be an amazing tool to use in the classroom. The teacher can share reminders of work that needs to be completed, events happening at the school/community, answer most asked questions, and many other things. Social media accounts can be a fast and easy platform to use for both the teacher, students, and parents.

 

When I was in high-school, cell-phones and use of personal technology were frowned upon. Mostly because they were a distraction which, I agree they definitely can be. I think most children/teenagers will want to do/use something more when they’re told they can’t do/use it. When we were allowed to use the computers we would typically go to a computer lab and some of the rooms were set up to where the desks and computers were along the wall so the screens were always facing the teacher.

 

When I attended community college we did a “service-learning” class and we visited a classroom for so many hours during the semester. I went to an 8th-grade civics class and technology was heavily used. I saw almost all the students engaged and excited to use the different apps that the teacher had introduced them to. Every student had a school-issued¬†laptop that they could use in the classroom and at home. ¬†This was very different from when I was in public schools and I feel as if the students were happier and more attentive in the 8th-grade civics class.

week1 blog post

In this weeks reading, Goldberg outlines the three categories of art education. Art text, art integration, and arts education. These three categories can relate to many assignments, even our assignment of creating a personal website on rampages.

Being able to express our thoughts on various topics, seeing everyone sharing their daily art, and personalizing our website to have cool fonts and pictures and organization relates to art text.

Art integration, with each post we can see how other students interpreted the material and brought art into the subject matter.

Arts education, having the ability to see other students ideas and takes on different assignments allows us to have a deeper understanding of the material. Also we’ll probably be introduced to new forms of art during this semester and that will broaden our “art education”.

Technology is becoming so necessary in schools that creating a personal website for children K-5 would be beneficial for their education careers. They would be able to modify it each year and use it throughout their life. To modify this activity for K-5 to better address it, I would have them either write a quick auto-biography or do a piece of art reflecting who they are to get their minds thinking in a fun way for them then have/help them create it on the website. Showing how to really personalize the website would really help grab the students attentions because they would have the most fun with that part. I think showing them the importance this would have in the future would be beneficial as well.

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