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Opening a Digital Art Gallery: Using Digital Technology Tools to Create an Engaging Classroom

Friday, November 10
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: 217 BC

Teaching artistically gifted students to sell their art online requires students to think about how they can leverage digital media to share their artistic expression. A great start for these learners is to create a digital art gallery that allows them to promote and sell their creations. There are several digital art galleries that allow students to sell their items. Creating a personal digital gallery can be accomplished with a few clicks. Come learn how your students can create a personal digital art gallery and sell their work.

Kevin D. Besnoy

Associate Director, K-12 Programs - ACCESS Virtual Learning
The University of Alabama

Dr. Kevin D. Besnoy and the Associate Director of K-12 Programming and Director of ACCESS Virutal at The University of Alabama. He earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education an emphasis in Gifted and Talented Education and Instructional Technology from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2006. Prior to coming to the The University of Alabama in 2011, Dr. Besnoy worked at Northern Kentucky University where he co-founded the Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies. His research interests focus on integrating technology into classroom instruction, effective virtual learning environments, identification of giftedness among culturally diverse populations, and advocacy for twice-exceptional students. Dr. Besnoy’s accomplishments include developing a model for supporting a sustainable classroom digital ecosystem and exploring theoretical implications of the Technology Zone of Proximal Development. When Dr. Besnoy is not conducting research or teaching classes, he spends time playing in a power trio band with his twin 8-year olds called 'Potato Chips'. His son Simon plays the drums, his daughter Penelope plays the ukuele, and Dr. Besnoy plays the guitar.

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