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Creativity Playground

Location: Playground C, Level 1, outside W196

Explore and create

Explore and create : Playground

Monday, June 25, 8:00–11:30 am
Location: Playground C, Level 1, outside W196

Cathy Houchin   Rita Mortenson  
This playground features many hands on activities related to the arts and creativity. Come paint with sphero, create music and dance with robots. There will be doodles and doodling, tricks with green screen, drawing with OSMO , Code Jam and much more. The Creativity Playground is filled with ideas for all.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Be ready to try new apps and tools that will be presented.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Performing/visual arts
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Model effective classroom management and collaborative learning strategies to maximize teacher and student use of digital tools and resources and access to technology-rich learning environments.
For Administrators:
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Provide learner-centered environments equipped with technology and learning resources to meet the individual, diverse needs of all learners.
  • Model and promote the frequent and effective use of technology for learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

To provide hands on ideas on how technology can be used in the Arts.


The playground will consist of 6 stations. Each of the stations will feature hands on activities that will allow the participant to see technology in action. This will include some of these topics:
Painting with Sphero
Taking Green Screening to a new level
Students showing how they are using technology in the arts
Drawing / Coding with music using OSMO
Hands on Maker Space
Robots and Music
Photography with apps

Supporting research

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Cathy Houchin, Watertown Unified School District
Rita Mortenson, Verona Area High School

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