“To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is ... the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence.”
― John Adams
Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
My primary content areas are art education and design. Here are some of the examples that demonstrate how technology (and teaching that encourages the use of technology) can facilitate student learning, creativity, and innovation in art, design and beyond.
Mobile App Design
Mobile application design projects allow us to explore new territory and use emerging media to learn and think in new ways. Here I develop a theme and design for time management. This project also highlights the effectiveness of image aided communication via the design document.
Creating a webquest builds the technical skills of web design, file preparation, planning, and organizing digital content in an aesthetic and navigable format. Using a webquest or involving students in building webquests invites the designer and the audience to solve real-world problems.
The Next Big Thing Podcast
With little investment and simple tools, teachers and students can create engaging audio podcast programs. Research, planning, writing, speaking, music, language, and audio technology skills are just a few areas that a podcast project can enhance learning. Here I created a podcast that aims to interview innovative thinkers and share new ideas.
Screen Cast Training
A screen cast allows you and your students to share what you know. With voice-over and special features you can effectively communicate your knowledge and skills. Here I demonstrate how to use the content aware and content scale tools using Camtasia and Adobe Photoshop.
Animated Visual Storytelling
Online multimedia technologies make visual storytelling widely available. Whiteboard style animations are a fun and interactive way to teach and learn. In this project I reviewed and presented the review with the software VideoScribe by Sparkol. The theme demonstrates the effectiveness of visuals in learning.