Making Technology Artful

Arts In Education
John Bacon: Music & John Toth: Visual Art

July 7th  &  8th, 1999

Brainstorm:

Use technology to create connections between education and art.

Use computer technology to explore aesthetic education.

Explore elements of visual literacy: describe, analyze, interpret

Create an Intermedia Presentation

#2 Intermedia Presentation

#3 Team Intermedia Presentation

Earth Fantasy   (1.1mb)

Life Forces   (3.1mb)

Fun In The Sun   (2.2mb)

Circle Of Life   (1.7mb)

The Elements  (1.8mb)

 

 

Artworks Under Study:

"Earth, Air, Water, Fire"

Denise Fugiwara

 

 

 

 

 

"In A Circle"

John Toth & John Bacon
& The East Buffalo Media Association

Activity:

Visit John Toth’s web site: http://www.InnerEye.Net

Teams of 4 will  breakout into teams of 4 and brain storm on concepts that come out of the 4 elements. Create detailed  lists that define qualities and aspects of their element. How does the element cross between educational context and art context.

Teams will conduct an internet search looking for images and information on their element.

Search aspects could include:

Etymology
Poetry
Science
History
Quotes
Cliche

Teams should present their findings to their group and agree on an over-arching concept that defines the qualities of their group. Examples might be; circle of life, journey, fantasy, life & death, regeneration.

Visit John Bacon’s web site: http://www.johnbaconjr.com

Teams will conduct an internet search looking for sounds and information on their element.

Teams will create a PowerPoint presentation with images, sounds, music, texts that explores an aesthetic and technological approach to learning through the arts.

Create a list of questions that would bring structure to your team concept.

What did you discover about your element?

What can be done to humanize your theme?

How do the qualities of your element define a story?

Create a story board that sequences the elements to tell a story or folk tale.

Present works to the larger group.

Reflection:

What kinds of questions created a pathway for learning.

What did you discover about the elements through the mixing of image, sound and text?

What educational discoveries did you make?

How did the technology create new educational pathways for you?

What curricular connections did you make?

How did this work address issues of curriculum standards.

Ask students to comment on art works.

Describe your process in creating a mythology to a team member.

What does the mythology say about your belief systems?

What did you learn about yourself?

How does this work connect to the way you teach in your classroom?

 

John Toth, April 14, 1999

http://www.InnerEye.Net

toth@pipeline.com

 

 

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