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ARTEC: Arts and Technology Across the Curriculum

Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 1

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Monday, June 25, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 1

Melissa Ramlow   Linny Andino   Mario Banales   Daniela Cordero   Alexander Lopez   Alexander Montes   Arleth Salgado   Natalie Vanlaningham   Valeria Vela-Chapa  
Students share the ways the ARTEC grant has allowed them to engage with technology and the arts to support their learning. Students will share podcast samples, stop-motion videos and multimedia products that they used in the classroom to reflect their learning in all subjects.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Tablet: Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: QR Reader app
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Early childhood/elementary
Grade level: 3-5
Subject area: Performing/visual arts
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
Additional detail: Student presentation
Related exhibitors: Soundtrap , Sphero

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Many educators use technology in the classroom with students as consumers, the purpose of this poster session is to demonstrate how technology can be used, with the coordination of the arts, while fostering the students’ 21st century skills and creating technology producers. Students will present and demonstrate how integrating art and technology have given them the skills to be successful 21st century thinkers.

Participants will learn various ways to incorporate art and technology into CCSS and NGSS based units in all core academic subjects.
Participants will interact with students that have had authentic experiences being technology and art producers.
Participants will view and interact with authentic student work samples created in the elementary classroom.


Students will showcase four different projects they collaborated on this school year, incorporating the arts and technology into core academic subject areas.
These projects include:
-Podcasting with Soundtrap for ELA and publishing these podcasts on Kidblog for their authentic audience.
-Filming stop motion videos to communicate their understanding of fraction equivalence in Math.
-Creating a multimedia, multimodal artwork throughout a unit on Illinois History. The project includes clay, paintings, QR codes to their digital productions, and other layered digital elements.
-A coding & painting project that demonstrates triangle concepts. Students coded with Sphero and their iPads, then rolled the robots in paint, in order to create a class painting with their coded triangles.

Supporting research

The Skills Connection Between the Arts and 21st-Century Learning, Arts Education and 21st-Century Skills by Bruce D. Taylor

Learning, Technology, and the SAMR Model: Goals, Processes, and Practice by Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D.

Integrating the Arts with Technology: Inspiring Creativity by National Center for Technology Innovation and Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd)

Arts-Based Teaching and Learning by Robin Rooney, Ph.D.

Students as Producers versus Consumers by Robert Groves

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Melissa Ramlow, Whittier Elementary

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