Technology Integration in Art/Music

Why should technology be integrated into these areas of the curriculum?

The following are four reasons to integrate technology into the arts.  This information was taken from Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching (Roblyer, 4th Edition).

  1. Integration allows for expanded modes of expression.  This allows the teacher to introduce students to new and exciting paths to artistic expression.
  2. Integration allows for the development of Information Age Literacies.
  3. Integration allows for creative approaches to modern problems.  This will allow the students entering into the workplace of the 21st century to develop problem solving skills needed to solve the problems of the future.
  4. The Arts provides aesthetic balance.  As the world continues to progress technologically people will need skills that will allow them to keep their aesthetic sensibilities.   Arts education can help to develop and maintain these skills.

 

Art

There are many resources available to the Art teacher who would like to integrate technology into their curriculum.  These resources revolve around strategies that support art instruction in the classroom such as: accessing art examples, producing and manipulating digitized images, using teaching examples and materials, virtual field trips and many more.  Below are some ways technology can be integrated into the art curriculum.

Internet for Instruction Integration

Problem: Students don’t readily have and art museum to visit in order to see great works of art for models for their own pieces.
Integration Strategy: Make use of the many Internet resources available for virtual trips to museums. These virtual trips make it possible to visit places that would otherwise be impossible to visit.

Relative Advantage Expected Outcome Resources
Students can visit many different museums and see various art forms that were impossible to visit before. The trip can be accomplished quickly and cheaply. Students will develop a deeper appreciation for art.  Will be able to use these visits to support the creation of their own art. http://www.louvre.fr/llv/musee/visite_virtuelle.jsp?bmLocale=enhttp://www.nga.gov/onlinetours/index.shtm

http://www.theartgallery.com.au/ArtEducation/greatartists

http://sunsite.unc.edu/wm/

http://naea.digication.com/portfolio/directory.digi

 

Tool Software Integration

Problem: Students need to create a way to share their work with a variety of people within and outside the community.
Integration Strategy: Make use of electronic presentation software such as Powerpoint, Impress or any other online presentation software to create an electronic portfolio of student work.

Relative Advantage Expected Outcome Resources
Allows the sharing of work to a global audience.  Can be used in conjunction with electronic portfolios from other areas of the curriculum. Can include videos, sound clips (explanations of pieces) Students will create a way to document or share their creations http://www.openoffice.org/product/impress.htmlhttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/default.aspx

http://show.zoho.com/login.do

http://docs.google.com/

http://mashable.com/2008/02/16/forget-powerpoint-online-presentations/

http://webtrends.about.com/od/office20/tp/online-presentation-software.htm

Resources for educators
http://www.2learn.ca/mapset/mapset.asp

Instructional Software

Problem: Teacher has limited space to store examples of art work, such as slides of art work, prints and or originals.
Integration Strategy: Make use of the Internet or CD collections of works of art to show examples of work for students to use as idea generators for their own work.

Relative Advantage Expected Outcome Resources
Examples for almost any genre can be found easily and quickly.  Hundreds of examples can be stored on a CD or even found on the Internet which requires now storage space. Teacher will be able to access a plethora of art examples without having to worry about storage. http://www.theartgallery.com.au/ArtEducation/greatartistshttp://www.masters-of-photography.com

http://www.ar.com/artists

http://www.kinderart.com/multic

http://naea.digication.com/portfolio/directory.digi

 

Productivity Software

Problem: Students need to edit their artwork for integration into the year book or an electronic portfolio.
Integration Strategy: Manipulate artwork with image-editing software to prepare it for use in an electronic protfolio or yearbook.

Relative Advantage Expected Outcome Resources
Allows students to manipulate artwork without losing the original. Students will edit their work and create a piece ready for their presentation. http://www.adobe.comhttp://www.fotofinish.com

http://www.serif.com/photoplus/

http://www.picnik.com/?locale=en_US

https://www.photoshop.com/

http://www.lunapic.com/editor/

http://fotoflexer.com/

More great resources can be found at the following address.

http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_roblyer_integrate_4/38/9798/2508394.cw/index.html

 

Music

There are many tools available to the Music teacher to help with music instruction.  In addition to the regular software available, such as word processors, spreadsheets and web authoring software there are two more categories available: instructional software for supporting instruction, and music production software for creating music.   Below are some ways technology can be integrated into the music curriculum.

Internet for Instruction Integration

Problem: Students don’t have a deeper understanding of musical work as it relates to history and culture
Integration Strategy: Make use of the many resources available on the Internet for a research project who culminating activity is to create a website about their research topic.

Relative Advantage Expected Outcome Resources
The Internet is rapidly becoming a very powerful research tool.  Many resources that were not available before are now easy to find. Students will develop a deeper understanding of music’s role in the history and culture of various places. http://http://www.cmeabaysection.org/resources.htmlhttp://classic.motown.com/timeline

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=13,1/

http://www.rockhall.com/

http://www.menc.org/

Tool Software Integration

Problem: Music students have difficulty giving presentations about music topics
Integration Strategy: Use presentation software to help the student organize their thoughts and give the presentation.

Relative Advantage Expected Outcome Resources
Presentation software supports the concepts being presented, teaches valuable presentation skills and can reduce stress and focus the presentation. Students will be able to make presentations to convey their knowledge to others. http://www.openoffice.org/product/impress.htmlhttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/default.aspx

http://show.zoho.com/login.do

http://docs.google.com/

http://mashable.com/2008/02/16/forget-powerpoint-online-presentations/

http://webtrends.about.com/od/office20/tp/online-presentation-software.htm

Resources for educators
http://www.2learn.ca/mapset/mapset.asp

Instructional Software

Problem: Students have problems with certain aspects of music such as ear training or music theory.
Integration Strategy: Make use of software that will give students a chance to practice areas of need.

Relative Advantage Expected Outcome Resources
The software supports self-paced learning and practice.  It gives individual and personal help with needed skills Student will improve in area of need and hone the needed skill. http://www.ars-nova.com/aboutpm5/index.htmlhttp://www.musickit.com/resources/forumart.html

http://www.sibelius.com

http://www.finalemusic.com

Productivity Software

Problem: Students have a hard time composing music and find it a tedious task.
Integration Strategy: Make use of software which makes composing music easier. These programs could be used to get students interested in the idea of composing. Give them a chance to practice making music without having extensive training.

Relative Advantage Expected Outcome Resources
Students can focus on the creative aspect of music creation rather than the process of notation. Music pieces will become more creative and interesting. http://www.finalemusic.comhttp://www.sibelius.com

http://www.notation.com

http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband

http://www.apple.com/logic

More music web resources

This information was taken from Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching (Roblyer, 4th Edition) companion website.  This is a great resource for all music teachers.
http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_roblyer_integrate_4/38/9798/2508394.cw/index.html
These resources are mainly for supporting learning or physically challenged students.

Enabling Devices
http://enablingdevices.com
Enabling Devices provides affordable assistive and learning devices for physically challenged children and adults.

Disabilities, Visual Impairment, and Music
http://www.palatine.org.uk/directory/index.php/Music/MusDis
This site lists resources for disabilities, visual impairment, and music education.

Drake Music Project
http://www.drakemusicproject.com
The Drake Music Project is a UK-based arts charity working with disabled people.

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts Learning Resources Online
http://www.lipa.ac.uk/lronline/support_for_students/disableinfo.htm
This site was developed for disabled students by the performing arts institute.

 

Thanks for reading,

Shannon Doak

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