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Handheld Art

Handheld Art is a virtual learning environment for the classroom, encouraging interdisciplinary study by merging art and the humanities for K-12 education

The project draws on the growth of mobile technologies to explore participatory learning within visual culture. Handheld Art is revolutionizing how the humanities are taught in the classroom, organizing content knowledge in a creative way to support larger ideas known as Enduring Ideas. Partnered with the Columbia Museum of Art, Handheld Art allows K-12 educators to access, create and manage lesson plans with corresponding art collections for a whole new way of learning.

The project has received external funding from several sources, including the National Science Foundation via a PIRA award

Painting above: Francois Boucher (1703-1770), "Joseph Presenting His Fathers and Brothers to the Pharaoh."