Forum Post 5: Discussion for Assignment #9

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Forum Post 5: Discussion for Assignment #9

Bridget O'Connor
Discuss the following:
• What can explore art do for enhancing and developing career skills?

Exploring art gives students the ability to feel and become more aware of abstract thinking.  By allowing them to have an analytical outlook, they sharpen their visual perception.  This skill enhances their out-of-the box thinking which develops the creative thinkers to use the ability to suspend judgment about people and circumstances. Developing this skill will help them demonstrate self-discipline in matters regarding work.  It will give them the ability to demonstrate high levels of self-control.

• What types of technologies have you used that shares a link with art? Include at least one link to a technology that could be used in the classroom.

I do not have a classroom currently.  But one of the art links that I have used in classrooms that I have been a guest in is and my children have used, and I love see their work and art.

• What are your "takeaways" from the article and videos?

By takeaway from the article and this session is see the benefit of art for students with disabilities.  To see the data that show how students can grasp concepts and make connections between all their content areas.