Aesthetic Education & Technology
"We are convinced that the movement towards educational technology is irreversible and that our obligation as educators is to learn how to deal with it --- how, if you like, to live with it as fully conscious human beings working to enable other human beings to become conscious, to become responsible, to learn." (p. 386)

Greene, M. (1968). For the Record: Technology and the Human Person. Teachers College Record. 69(4). 385-393.



Introduction

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AMara Linaberger, Ed.D.
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- Formative Assessment






- Maxine Greene

The Maxine Greene Foundation: http://maxinegreene.org/

5 BIG ideas in Dr. Greene's lifetime of writing:



- Work of Art: "Ashes and Snow"

Online Art Gallery available at: http://ashesandsnow.org/ - in class we'll use the virtual gallery. If your computer is unable to load Colbert's interactive website, you may also enjoy viewing YouTube videos of his work below:






As we take a look at this virtual gallery exhibit, please keep the 5 of Dr. Greene's big ideas in mind - see if you notice any of them being activated in your experience, or you can identify them in what is happening within the classroom setting through observing your classmates?

IMAGINATION encourages creative transformation
AWARENESS stimulates "wide-awakeness"
OPENINGS promote "thinking as if"
FREEDOM provides possiblity
COMMUNITY supports diversity and partnerships

- Focus Artist: Gregory Colbert

"Canadian-born artist Gregory Colbert began his career in Paris making documentary films about social issues. Filmmaking led to his work as a fine arts photographer, and the first public exhibition of his work was held in 1992 at the Musée de l’Elysée in Switzerland.
For the next ten years, Colbert showed no films and exhibited none of his art. Instead, he travelled to such places as India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Dominica, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tonga, Namibia, and Antarctica to film and photograph wondrous interactions between human beings and animals"
- from: http://www.ashesandsnow.org/vision/biography.php

- Live Blogging Aesthetic Experience

Cover it Live: Today you may choose to participate in the "live blog" of the aesthetic experience we will share. To participate in the blog, you simply need to type in the window below and click to submit your thoughts. Feel free to respond to the ideas of others as well. Please be reminded that this is a public conversation and that your responses need to remain on topic, and appropriate to the class.



- Summative Feedback

Please share your thoughts about today's workshop by following the link to the PollDaddy survey below:
http://www.polldaddy.com/s/CC770685F170F351/

- Connections: "Art & Imagination"

What were the key ideas you identified in this week's assigned reading? How does that reading on art and imagination relate to your use of technology, or your potential use of it as an educator?

Feel free to use the discussion tab above at any point to share ideas from the reading, as they relate to today's class focus on aesthetic education and technology.

- Q & A

What questions do you still have about aesthetic educational principles and the use of educational technology? Please let us know how we can support your inquiry into aesthetic education through technology!

- Just for Fun

Here's a fun image of Dr. Maxine Greene, created using a new technology tool:

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To create your own mosaic, visit: http://click7.org/image-mosaic-generator/?create


- Technologies Used

If you would like to explore the technologies featured in today's class, below are links to where you can try the tools out for yourself. Enjoy!
  • Wikispaces (for the entire class presentation page)
  • GoogleForms (for the formative assessment piece)
  • Animoto (for displaying pictures of Dr. Greene and her BIG ideas)
  • Ashes & Snow (to experience an interactive virtual art gallery)
  • CoverIt Live (to allow you to blog your aesthetic thoughts during the gallery viewing)
  • PollDaddy (to gather formative evaluation information)
  • Click7 (to create a mosaic from a Maxine Greene photo)