Arts & Technology

Many teachers are exploring ways to connect the Arts with Technology in meaningful and innovative ways.  Examples are shared so that we might learn from one another and inspire others with our ideas. Students are busy creating films, composing original music, recording radio dramas and podcasts, creating photo portfolios, animations, graphic design and much more.

 Living Sky School division teachers can borrow class sets of digital still cameras and Flip video cameras for up to a month at a time for their projects.


Student example of abstract image created with Fireworks, Cut Knife High School



Hartley Clark Gr 6 student self portraits created with Picnik (online, free tool)


Students at North Battleford Comprehensive High School created a short video, "Lessons the Arts Teach".

Sarah Ficko, a teacher at Maymont School, documents students projects on her class wiki.

Hannah Kendrick, Macklin School, documents student projects and links on her class wiki.


The video below, is a short video from Maymont School, in which students needed to utilize various types of camera shots and use music to create a mood.






 Grade 5 student documenting an "Artist in the School" project in Cutknife.

Useful Links:
ArtSask exciting new online gallery of Canadian artists, lessons, Sask curriculum based
Artsonia an online student gallery, huge collection, schools set up their own galleries and can use it as a fundraiser as well, 1,800 lessons
ArtsEdge an online collection of lessons, integrated and by strand and grade
Bitstrips is an online comic book creator - easy to use. There is a school version now offered (at a cost).
Collection of Online Learning Resources - from Donna DesRoches at Living Sky School Division
VoiceThread is a collaborative online tool for creating interactive slideshows with audio and/or text.