[DOE-Arts] Arts News

Facer, Kevin Kevin.Facer at maine.gov
Thu Oct 23 09:40:25 EDT 2014

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In recognition of Digital Citizenship Week<http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/49138941:28218869682:m:1:2840502144:5C23C4B6E34AC8BBAB098DED9EAEE8A1:r>, here's a fun ArtsEdSearch fact about media arts learning:
An ArtsEdSearch study found that students involved in an afterschool media arts clubhouse were able to make connections between the arts and other subjects such as writing, science, and math. More<http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/49138942:28218869682:m:1:2840502144:5C23C4B6E34AC8BBAB098DED9EAEE8A1:r>

Apps for Teaching
With over 65,000 apps for education it's difficult for teachers to find the right applications. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. Many apps do one thing really well, but not enough to help teach connecting skills. Common Sense Media<https://www.commonsensemedia.org/> is a place to locate and review apps by grade, subject, creative task and device, the site also has teaching materials for digital literacy and citizenship. Digital citizenship is usually defined as the "norms of behavior with regard to technology use." It encompasses digital literacy, ethics, etiquette, online safety, norms, rights, culture and more.

Maine Arts Integration Collaborative - Registration
This Arts Integration professional development opportunity is funded by the Maine Department of Education, is free and no membership fee is required to participate. The only requirement is that you are currently an arts teacher or teaching artist in a Maine school. Registration closes 10/29.  Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/583G3M8 more information about MAIC will follow in November. If you have questions contact me at kevin.facer at maine.gov<mailto:kevin.facer at maine.gov> or 207-624-6826.

Digital Cameras

The Department has 10 digital cameras available for teacher use for classroom use or portfolio recording. Contact me for details.

Kevin Facer
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Downeast Regional Representative
Maine Department of Education
MDOE<http://www.maine.gov/doe/index.html> - VPA<http://www.maine.gov/doe/arts/>

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