Technology in Art

My older students were given an opportunity to collaborate with their peers to learn about famous artists.  Each group was given a handout of information they needed to find in their research.  The list included general information about the artist (birthplace, years of birth and death (if applicable), how they decided to become an artist (background, studies, etc.).  They were also expected to chose an artwork of the artist and critique it.  Finally, the students presented an oral report about their artist.  I encouraged them to use technology for their presentations.

We used a simple rubric for the students to determine where they felt their presentation fit. 

Exceeds Standard

I was highly effective in using information to develop, support, or justify ideas, concepts, positions, or feelings.
 Example:  We were able to find in all of the areas of the research paper as well as present it using technology. 

Meets Standard

I was effective in using information to develop, support, or justify ideas, concepts, positions, or feelings.
 Example:  We were able to find most of the areas of the research paper as well as present it using technolgy. 

Approaches Standard

I was moderately effective in using information to develop, support, or justify ideas, concepts, positions, or feelings.
Example:  We were able to find some of the areas of the research paper and presented it without technology.

Below Standard

I had difficulty in using information to develop, support, or justify ideas, concepts, positions, or feelings.
Example:  We were able to find only a small portion of the areas of the research paper and either presented it poorly or not at all.


I feel this has been a great experience for the students to work in groups, use technology both in research and in creating a presentation, and presenting their work in front of a group.