Forget crayons; students in summer program use their brainwaves to create art



Art created with brainwaves?

Art was added as part of Math Corps’ mission to partner with the community and teach program participants how to best take advantage of an ever-evolving digital world, said Hilary Jackson, vice president and head of home loans servicing at Capital One.

“The art component is not just about what you can do with technology,” Jackson said. “It’s about all the different aspects of technology and what you can create, versus just how technology can help you do things better and faster.”


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Learning with Technology in Music Education




This video takes you into an Edinbrook Elementary School classroom to see how a teacher is using interactive whiteboards and classroom amplification to engage students in their learning. According to the teacher, “It’s really important to have technology in music because it gives kids a whole different way to experience music.”


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How Music Lessons Can Improve Language Skills


A new study from MIT has found that piano lessons have a very specific effect on kindergartners’ ability to distinguish different pitches, which translates into an improvement in discriminating between spoken words.

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When art meets technology, sparks fly!



Art – “The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.”

Technology – “The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.”

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Integrating Art with STEM Education




Océane Boulais, voted extreme artist of the year talks about her experience competing with a team in an engineering conference at the  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers conference and how important the arts was in maintaining a creative, innovative approach to help them succeed.

STEAM integration helps students be proactive learners



Around the turn of the new millennium, students at Tupelo Middle School were just learning to type.

Today, class time doesn’t need to be spent on the inter-workings of the keyboard. Every student has a laptop as hands-on learning with real work-force connections has taken over technology classes. By committing to the integration of science, technology, engineering, arts and math, the Tupelo School District promotes active instead of passive learning, while encouraging students to start thinking about potential careers before they reach high school.

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Music Education is a Human Right




Here is an article from the Zimbabwe Standard making an argument that music education is a human right.  If someone in the developing country of Zimbabwe can see this, why is it that so many decision-makers in the U.S. cannot?


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