iPod Nanos and Aesthetic Explorations of Ailey/Horton Studies

iPod Nanos and Aesthetic Explorations of Ailey/Horton Studies

One of the digital technologies I’ve been exploring with kids in my elementary school is the iPod nano. The convenient thing about the iPod nano is that it is very small and easy for me to carry back and forth to school, and it has lots of different functions that kids can learn to use. Another great feature for teachers is that when you order a nano, you can have it personalized with your name and your dance studio.

In this post, I’d like to share an example of how fourth grade dancers used the iPod nano to record duets, using the kaleidoscope mode. Continue reading story »


Digital Cameras in the Dance Studio

Digital Cameras in the Dance Studio

I’ve been experimenting with using a variety of digital technologies in my elementary school dance classes. I’ve been motivated by the tech-savvy skills of my students as well as a desire to share the benefits of dance with larger audiences.

For my first post, I’d like to share a specific example of how kids are using digital cameras as an integral part of one of my lesson plans, “The Dance of the Scary Hole.” Continue reading story »