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Technology Creates News Opportunities in Art Education

Most education aficionados are familiar with STEM disciplines — science, technology, engineering and math — but with the addition of “art” the acronym becomes STEAM and includes newer technologies like 3-D printing and robotics.

Students at Austin Discovery School work on a project at the Texas charter school on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011.

Most education aficionados are familiar with STEM disciplines — science, technology, engineering and math — but with the addition of “art” the acronym becomes STEAM, and traditional ideas of art education evolve to include newer technologies like 3-D printing, robotics, and computer animation. The Rye Arts Center in Rye, N.Y., focuses on this type of curriculum, offering innovative courses to young students who learn techniques for both artistic expression and practical innovation. (The New York Times)

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