Technology is indeed revolutionizing schools today, but it is just as important to address the artistic side of learning. The report, commissioned by the New York City-based Wallace Foundation, argues that new technology is making arts education more accessible and more engaging for students in the modern era, in ways that traditional K-12 settings sometimes do not. School programs often teach a more traditional form of education and the advancement of digital media should be incorporated in their learning.
“Kids listen to music all day on an iPod but they aren’t producing it,” Kylie Peppler told Education Week. Social media outlets like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and many other online communities for artists allow young people to post digital portfolios, collaborate with their peers, view and comment on one another’s work, and even interact with professional artists, according to the report.
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