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Lesson Ideas | Drama Teacher's Network. Here is a page with all the lesson idea posts I have made. Use these to help you teach a variety of topics in your classroom. Share this: Like this: 11 Comments This resource is fantastic and so easy to use. Thank you June,Thanks for your feedback on the blog! I really appreciate it. Thoughts? Follow Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. Join 3,402 other followers Build a website with %d bloggers like this: Drama and technology: teacher attitudes and perceptions.

Real Players?: Drama, Technology and Education (9781858563657): John Carroll, Michael Anderson, David Cameron: Books. New Stages: Challenges for Teaching the Aesthetics of Drama Online. Snr drama 13 reference. Using Technology In The Drama Classroom. Drama, Technology & You. What’s My Story Using Drama & Technology For Storytelling (Ihci 2008) Xiangyang presents a multimedia drama. Performers take part in the live multimedia drama, Caolu Zhuge, in Xiangyang, Hubei province, on Sept 28. The latest multimedia technology is used to create the drama. A scene of the multimedia drama A multimedia drama Caolu Zhuge (Zhuge Liang in a thatched cottage), was shown in Xiangyang city, in central China's Hubei province, on Sept 28. The performance was a combination of the latest multimedia technology and drama, about the life of Zhuge Liang, an outstanding statesman and strategist during the Three Kingdoms period (AD 220-280), and other historical characters including Liu Bei, Zhou Yu and Cao Cao.

The round stage of the live performance, located in the Longzhong scenic spot, has a diameter spanning a hundred meters. The drama was divided into three parts. During Liu's third visit, Zhuge presents Liu with his famous Longzhong Plan, which focuses on a strategy to unify China. The last part, Chibi Fu (Ode of Chibi), focuses on the talents of Zhuge in war strategy.

Edited by Niva Whyman. CMU School of Drama | "The Alice Project" Re-imagines Lewis Carroll Classic with Blending of Performance and Technology. Filed under Press Releases Photos by Louis Stein On April 14, “The Alice Project” takes Lewis Carroll’s Victorian sensibility and drags it kicking and screaming into the present-day to be tattered and transformed. Directed by faculty member Marianne Weems, this highly anticipated interdisciplinary performance explores the character of Alice through a modern-day lens of technology. The production uses layers of multimedia, including several live cameras, projection surfaces and soundscapes on an overwhelming three-story steel maze of a set that fills the Philip Chosky Theater. In the model of her previous work as Artistic Director of the award-winning theatre company The Builders Association, Weems is leading a collaborative process with an ensemble of artists dedicated to a unified vision of re-imagining “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There”.

The Alice Project performs April 14 – 23rd in the Philip Chosky Theater located in the Purnell Center for the Arts. Laptops in the drama classroom. Drama is an embodied collaborative art form that provides students with opportunities to make, perform and appreciate dramatic works. Students learn to manipulate the art form for different purposes and audiences through improvisation, playbuilding and performance. They learn to experiment with the elements of drama and explore different dramatic contexts, performance styles and theatrical conventions.

Students learn to appreciate various drama works and processes as both creators of the drama and also as audience members. Laptops will open up new creative possibilities and ways of working for students and teachers. Students can use their laptops in a range of ways for their drama class work. Carolyn Mattick (North Sydney Girls High School) and Frances Curtis (Wollongong Performing Arts High School) have created some useful Year 9 teaching units for immediate use in your drama classroom. Connections Between Drama Education and the Digital Education Revolution | Kim Flintoff. Perhaps preservice teacher education isn’t adequately preparingnew teachers by insisting they engage with and utilize technologymore comprehensively. A recent report (Cunnane, 2010) about anUS Department of Education survey on technology use highlightsthe surprisingly low level and low order use of technology byacademics within parts of the higher education sector in the US.

Iwould venture to guess that the numbers wouldn’t diverge muchin an Australian study. Do we see new Drama teachers beingrequired to demonstrate competency in the use of a broad range of teaching and learning technologies, and appropriate technology-mediated pedagogical strategies? “As Dr. Transgenic art is a process for the manufacturing of monsters andmachines, and thereby the artist must become the care-taker of these other beings. Care-taking, these monsters and machines will return withdesires and demands no posthuman can supply”(Causey, 2006)In 2007 Steve Dixon released his significant volume, Digital Performance. Copy of Technology in the Drama Classroom: Yes, You Can! by Dennis Johns on Prezi.

Technology Archives » The Drama Teacher. Lesson Ideas | Drama Teacher's Network. ACT-ED Teaching Resources: Performing Arts, Drama, Media. Using Technology In The Drama Classroom. Natasha Tsakos: A multimedia theatrical adventure. A new stage age: why theatres should embrace digital technology | Lyn Gardner | Stage. Facing the future ... Unlimited's The Moon, the Moon, which invites online public participation. Photograph: Robert Day There was a time, back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when "multimedia" was a real buzzword. In practice, what this meant was a few video screens dotted around a venue, merely the borrowed trappings of technology rather than a geniune attempt to make art or engage audiences in new ways. Theatre Sandbox is one such opportunity. There are already plenty of examples of how technology has transformed theatre.

As Andrew Taylor over at the Artful Manager has suggested, "participatory technology seems foreign to many, but it is also intriguing as it carries many of the qualities we value in the arts. Culture shock: The best artistic stories that science has to tell. Thousands of years ago people made up stories to explain the world. Myths describing the changing seasons often became dogma, morphing into religion. Fact, theory and story slid around one another, shaping an idea of what the world was, how it worked and what the meaning of life was. More recently science nudged those belief systems aside – unless you happen to be a creationist – and enjoyed a brief interlude when everything seemed measurable, discoverable and explainable.

But it isn’t. The paradox is that the more we can observe, the more we discover that the sums don’t add up. Concepts such as dark matter, which can’t be seen or measured, have to be added to calculations to make them work. These days string theory and quantum physics seem to occupy a similar space to the old myths. Some of these ideas are almost romantically delicious.

With that, science and art, which in Leonardo da Vinci’s day were twin aspects of creative thinking, have come closer together again. Digital Drama: The technology transforming theatre. "Vidiots, they sometimes call us," admits Timothy Bird. Some people in the theatre industry don't take kindly to the innovations that Mr Bird and his team at Knifedge are introducing to the stage. Innovations like a computer-generated avatar sword-fighting an actor live on stage in his most recent show Pippin, transporting the audience to the world of a computer game. Or the sight of a Seurat painting gradually coming to life on stage in Sunday in the Park with George, the show which cemented Knifedge's reputation with an Olivier award for Best Set Design in 2007. Impressive feats like these by Mr Bird and others like him have meant that in the last five years the role of "video designer" has become increasingly common in theatrical programme credits - a term hardly known a decade ago.

So who are these "vidiots", and what do they want to do to theatre? No 3D glasses required "Theatre is very different," he says. Image copyright Other Image copyright bbc 'Mere spectacle' Classic drama Critical eye. The Festival of Curiosity Dublin. NATASHA TSAKOS | HOME | Innovative Theatrical Experiences & Technology.