Primary & Secondary (K-12) Education
ACM SIGGRAPH Primary & Secondary (K-12) Education Sub-Committee
The LA conference was a success. We were able to get a nice group of people together at each of the BOF's (see Conference News below). We will be posting some new links as soon as possible so please come back soon.
The mission of the Primary & Secondary (K-12) sub-committee is to advance ACM SIGGRAPH as both an organization and a conference, providing unique information, educational programs, and services to teachers and young people.
- Recruit a core active committee, representing the interests and needs of the education profession, the business community, professional associations, and students.
- Act as a collection point for information and materials related to the ways computer graphics can be integrated into Primary & Secondary Education learning.
- Establish efficient and effective ways to make information and materials accessible to classroom teachers and students.
- Establish connections between the business/professional computer graphics community and the education community.
- Encourage and "spotlight" student-focused programs and events.
In Support of our mission, we are posting web sites that are full of links, ideas, and inspiration. If you would like to suggest a web site, publication, article, or other item, please email James Marinez, Primary & Secondary (K-12) Education Coordinator ( james_martinez [at] siggraph.org ).
Daniel C. Cornell
In continued support of our mission we are posting two new web sites. Both are run by Daniel C. Cornell. A very inspiring High School teacher in Colorado. Digital Evolutions and 3DTeachers.com are a great resources. Digital Evolutions is an accelerated exploratory technology program, introducing students to graphic design, multimedia, programming, and video production, with a heavy focus on 3D visualization & animation.
- Jim Moulton
Jim spoke at the AIMS technology retreat in 2006. He has allowed us to post a link to his web page. The following is a quote that sums up his philosophy.
"You see, rather than technology-based unit plans, I would advocate for real-world efforts that make effective use of technology. Putting the "why" before the "how.""
- David Warlick
In 2007, David spoke at the AIMS Technology Conference. His philosophy revolves around information. The following quote is the first thing you read on his web site.
“This Web site is dedicated to the idea that the very nature of information is changing, practically before our eyes. It is changing in what it looks like, where we find it, what we look at to view it, what we can do with it, and how we communicate it. Here you will find information and tools designed to help us redefine literacy for the 21st Century.”
The Primary & Secondary (K-12) sub-committee was pleased to present three Bird's of a Feather meetings in LA 2008.
If you have a topic suggestions for next year please contact James Martinez. We are always looking for educators who are willing to lead a Bird's of a Feather of their own.