Hi! My name is Ashton Taylor, and I am a pre-service Visual Arts teacher studying a Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) at Charles Sturt University.
This site is a dedicated portfolio of digital resources for teachers that has been organised in accordance with the ICT capabilities specified by the Australian curriculum. Most of the resources listed here can be used in any subject, while some are specified for use in Visual Arts. Although Visual Arts in NSW is not yet aligned with the Australian curriculum, these resources can be incorporated into Visual Arts classrooms to enhance the learning experience.
You will find twenty digital resources on this site, classified according to the five ICT capability areas;
- Applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT
- Investigating with ICT
- Communicating with ICT
- Creating with ICT
- Managing and operating ICT
In the Australian Curriculum: The Arts: “ICT capability enables students to engage with digital and virtual technologies when making and responding to artworks. Students can, for example, use interactive multimedia platforms, communication and editing software, and virtual tools and environments, to design, create and share their artworks. Students learn to apply social and ethical protocols and practices in a digital environment, particularly in relation to the appropriate acknowledgment of intellectual property and the safeguarding of personal security when using ICT. They use digital technologies to locate, access, select and evaluate information, work collaboratively, share and exchange information, and communicate with a variety of audiences.”
An accompanying blog created to reflect on issues raised in the subject ESC407 can be found at esc407blog.wordpress.com.
Australian Curriculum. (n.d.) Information and Communication Technology (ICT): In the learning areas. Accessed 19/1/16 here.
Australian Curriculum. (n.d.) Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Key ideas. Accessed 19/1/16 here.
Board of Studies NSW. (2003). Visual Arts Years 7-10 Syllabus. Board of Studies, Sydney, New South Wales.
Board of Studies NSW. (2009). Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus. Board of Studies, Sydney, New South Wales.