Monthly Archives: October 2013

2013 CAEA Conference

I am very excited to share with you all, that I am one of the presenters this year at the 2013 Connecticut Art Education Association conference. The theme for this year was “Journey into the Center of Art”. My presentation focuses on using technology, namely iPads to facilitate some of the learning within the art classroom. I would like to share my App Review with you. Attached is a PDF file of the various apps for iPad that are great for teachers and students.

I’d love to hear what apps you use for your mobile devices. What do you use for your professional growth and planning? How about for your students?

-Leigh Anne

2013 CAEA presentation


Ted Talks – Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

I was so intrigued by this video that I had to repost it from my EDU505 course at Post University. Being an art teacher, I constantly find myself advocating for the arts, and Sir Ken Robinson hits the nail on the head.

Watch this…you might find yourself agreeing.

“A Whole New Mind”

Daniel Pink is the author of “A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future”.

He stated “The last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind – computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBA’s who could crunch numbers. But the keys to the kingdom are changing hands. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind — creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers. These people – artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers, big picture thinkers — will now reap society’s richest rewards and share its greatest joys”.

This wonderfully insightful read discusses the importance and necessity of creative thinking and problem solving. The future of our classrooms must incorporate performance based assessments and opportunities for our students to think creatively and solve problems. I would encourage any individual to read this book, it will change the way you see your world, and the experiences you have.

How will you adapt your classroom to foster an environment that promotes and supports creative thinkers and problem solvers?

By: Daniel Pink
By: Daniel Pink