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  • smartphones

    December 1, 2017

    external resource from Artsy, Are Smartphones Keeping Us from Appreciating Art?
    smartphones

    There is a rich discussion as to how the technology in our pockets is impacting our day-to-day lives. For instance: Should we bring our phones to a museum, especially if we’re looking to have a rewarding, meditative experience with a work of art?

    Artsy
  • smartify

    November 13, 2017

    external resource from Pure Wow, Way Cool: The Smartify App Is Like Shazam but for Art
    smartify

    In our dreams, we’re beyond knowledgeable about everything art-related, from the name of that painting on that movie poster to the real reason Van Gogh cut off his ear. In reality, we need a little help sometimes. For those times, there’s Smartify. The new app (free for iPhone and Android) bills itself as “the Shazam of the art world,”referencing the popular music app that identifies songs you totally know but can’t remember the name of the ba

    Pure Wow
  • text

    July 12, 2017

    external resource from Fast Company, You Can Now Text With An Art Museum (And It Understands Emoji)
    text

    Of the enormous permanent collections owned by major museums, only a very, very small portion of artworks get to see the light of day at any given time. Many institutions have sought to change that through technology, whether by opening online archives or building more experimental projects to display work involving AI. Then there’s SFMOMA, which launched an SMS service that responds to the words, phrases, and emojis you text it with a context-appropriate piece of art from its 34,678 works.

    Fast Company
  • google

    June 19, 2017

    external resource from Android Authority, Google Search Just Made Art Education Much More Interactive
    google

    Google Search is an amazingly spectacular thing. Google Arts and Culture is also amazingly spectacular. Wouldn’t it be great if they worked together in a fun and educational way? Now, they do. Announced on Google’s own blog, searching and learning about art has just become a lot more interactive through the tech giant. While you could already search about specific pieces and get a pretty good understanding of them, the Google Search team has teamed up with Google Arts and Culture to make the experience even better.

    Android Authority
  • ED

    April 5, 2017

    external resource from Department of Education, New USDOE Grant Opportunity: Professional Development for Arts Educators
    ED

    The U.S. Department of Education’s Arts in Education (AIE) program announced a new grant competition for the Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) program. The PDAE grant specifically supports the implementation of high-quality professional development programs for arts educators and other instruction staff teaching K-12 students in the areas of music, dance, drama, media arts and visual arts, including folk arts. Priority will be given to applications designed to leverage technology to support instructional practice and development. An estimated 20-25 awards ranging from $150,000-$375,000 will be available. Deadline to submit intent of application is April 27.

    Department of Education
  • littleBits

    March 30, 2017

    external resource from littleBits, New littleBits Code Kit! Build games. Learn to code.
    littleBits

    Finally! An intro to coding that breaks down the wall between the real & digital worlds by having students build & code their own games and inventions. It's incredibly easy to teach — even with no prior STEM/STEAM knowledge. Shipping in June.

    littleBits
  • .art

    March 29, 2017

    external resource from e-flux, Your art address
    .art

    An internet domain specifically for the arts is now available: .ART. e-flux believes that, similar to .com, .org, and .net, addresses with the .ART domain can become an important universal identifier for all artists, art professionals, and art institutions on the internet belonging to our incredibly diverse planetary community.

    e-flux
  • March 28, 2017

    NAEA Advisory: Engaging High School Youth Through Art and Technology

    NAEA Advisory: Engaging High School Youth Through Art and Technology - Staying Relevant - Spring 2017

  • Ringgold

    February 22, 2017

    external resource from AARP, Faith Ringgold: Artist, Author… Game Inventor?
    Ringgold

    Faith Ringgold has been a painter, sculptor, author, educator and activist. She has had exhibits in museums and galleries around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. At 86, she has just sold her first large painting called “Die,” to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

    AARP
  • tech

    November 7, 2016

    external resource from Campus Technology, Top 10 Ed Technologies that Will Be Dead & Gone in Next Decade-predictions
    tech

    The technologies that exist in classrooms today won't necessarily be the same ones that are around in 10 years. In particular, the days of desktop computers and laptops are numbered. The survey polled faculty members across the country about their use of technology for teaching and learning, their wish lists and gripes, their view of what the future holds and more.

    Campus Technology