ICAT Learning Studio (253A) in the Moss Arts Center
iPad and iMovie Integrated into Creative Dance Curriculum
Speaker: Billie Liepczyk, School of Performing Arts
Creative Dance is a course within the Curriculum for Liberal Education at Virginia Tech. During the course, iPads and iMovie were required tools for the final dance assignment of groups of 4-5 students choreographing a 2-minute dance. The assignment required tracking the group’s creative process in a digital journal using the iPad, drawing the floorplans of their dance indicating the spatial relationships among the dancers and their pathways ways corresponding with the music meter, videotaping their dance, capturing their dance in iMovie, and inserting the jpegs of the floorplans into the iMovie of their dance. InnovationSpace loaned iPads to the students, provided the laboratory for students to work on editing their dances in iMovie, and booked their classroom for the students’ final presentations.