Nurturing Munchkin Motzarts, Monets and Michelangelos
Computing as a performing art

Program Description:

New low-cost hardware and software have created amazing opportunities for kids to experience the thrill of musical composition, performance and the visual arts in ways previously impossible. Learn how even the youngest children can publish their art and perform their musical compositions on the web. Engineering with LEGO's programmable brick and computer programming will be added to the discussion as a new art form.

Session Description:

Rapidly falling processor prices have created amazing opportunities for kids to experience the thrill of musical composition, performance and the visual arts in ways previously impossible. This session will explore a variety of MIDI devices and software, along with drawing tablets and easy-to-use graphics and animation programs to inspire educators to marry the arts and technology in powerful ways. Even low-cost hardware and software may be used tenable students to express themselves in new and wonderful ways. Engineering with LEGO's programmable brick and computer programming will be added to the discussion as a new art form. Learn how even the youngest children can publish their art and perform their musical compositions on the web.