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Essential Resources for Integrating Technology in the Classroom

WHAT IS STEAM?


STEAM is the fusion of the Arts with STEM to engage the whole child and foster high achievement in all areas.

STEAM brings together what have long been thought of as polar opposites in the curriculum: science and art. However, the artistic process and the scientific method are more complimentary than one might first expect.

STEM and THe Arts are often viewed as having opposite characteristics:

STEAM

But both:

  • are about exploration of ideas and possibilities;
  • have a process and a product aspect to them; and
  • require students to engage in creative and critical thinking that supports collaborative learning.

 

The following chart, adapted from Sousa and Pilecki (2013, From STEM to STEAM), list the many learning opportunities that make up The Arts:

MUSIC

  • Choral/Vocal
    • Vocal technique
    • Performance
    • Choral technique
    • Composition
  • Instrumental
    • Solo instrument
    • Orchestra
    • Marching band
    • Concert band
    • Composition
    • Ensemble
    • Jazz ensemble
  • Music appreciation
  • Computer-generated music

 

DANCE

  • Dance instruction
    • Ballet
    • Jazz
    • Modern
    • Tap
    • International
    • Ethnic
  • Choreography
  • Production
  • Dance appreciation
  • Augmented reality dance
  • Performance that combines dance, technology and light


ART

  • Drawing
    • Pencil
    • Marker
    • Charcoal
    • Crayon
    • Chalk
    • Cartooning
  • Painting
    • Acrylic
    • Oil
    • Watercolor
  • Pottery
  • Sculpture
  • Fabric Art
    • Quilting
    • Painted Fabric
    • Batik
  • Murals
    • Painted
    • Found objects
  • Paper
    • Making paper
    • Oragami
  • Art appreciation
  • Computer-generated art

 


DRAMA/THEATER

  • Drama and acting classes
  • Speech and vocal production
  • Mime
  • Productions of plays
  • Productions of musicals
  • Original and adapted scripts
  • Drama/Theater appreciation
  • Theater technology
    • Lighting design
    • Theater operation
    • Audio/Sound design and operation
    • Set design and construction
    • Costume design and construction
  • Puppetry art
    • Design and creation of puppets
    • Design and creation of puppet stages
  • Improvisation
  • Televised production
  • Interactive theater
  • Computer-generated drama/theater


FILM

  • Film production
    • Film editing
    • Video
    • Creating soundtracks
    • Creating special effects
  • Different genres
  • Anime/Animation
  • Film appreciation
  • Computer-generated film

 


CREATIVE WRITING

  • Writing in different genres
  • Readings
    • Poetry slams
    • Coffee houses
    • Rap
  • Listening/Appreciation
  • Technology
    • Translations
    • Audio Books
    • E-Books


ARCHITECTURE, GARDENING, LANDSCAPING DESIGN

  • Basic design
    • Traditional
    • Computer generated (CAD)
  • Plant origin and species
  • Materials
  • Understanding of local growing conditions
  • Design of community and school gardens
  • Appreciation
  • Preservation Issues


With the increasing use of technology in the arts, there are innumerable creative possibilities that do not even have names yet.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (contributed by Alice Christie)

  • Photojournalism
  • Urban photography
  • Street photography
  • Fine art photography
  • Night photography
  • Cloning photography
  • Mosaic photography
  • High dynamic range imaging
  • Digital preservation of photos
  • 3D photographic modeling
  • Panoramic photography
  • Motion blur photography
  • Electronic filtering
  • Electronic manipulation
  • RAW imaging
  • Image longevity
  • Digital image editing
  • Holistic photography
  • Portrait photography

 

NEW ART FORMS (contributed by Alice Christie)


  • Arts awareness
  • Digital mosaics
  • Images projected on building walls
  • Multimedia art
  • Algorithmic art
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual reality
  • Creations made with 3D printers
  • Vehicle wraps
  • Electronic art
  • Remixed art
  • Collaborative and networked art
  • Interdisciplinary art
  • Social media art and art distribution
  • Online arts exhibits
  • Cultural constructions
  • Graphic design
  • Website design