technology http://wrkf.org en Creative La. Speaker Brian Dixon on the Future of the Classroom http://wrkf.org/post/creative-la-speaker-brian-dixon-future-classroom <p><span class="BodyCopy">Classrooms aren't as simple as they used to be - traditional chalk boards and pencils used to do the trick, but now computers play a huge rule in the way our kids learn. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy BodyCopy">Educator, author, and founder of the Mentorship Academy of Digital Arts, Brian Dixon, says that's a good thing. At his charter school in downtown Baton Rouge smartboards and iPads are the norm. He's the featured speaker at this month's <a href="http://creativelouisiana.com/" target="_blank">Creative Louisiana </a> and WRKF's Tegan Wendland talked with him about using technology in the classroom and the future of education.</p><p> Thu, 24 May 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Tegan Wendland 2590 at http://wrkf.org Creative La. Speaker Brian Dixon on the Future of the Classroom An Orchestra of Laptops http://wrkf.org/post/orchestra-laptops <p><span class="BodyCopy">Louisiana State University's School of Music and Center for Computation and Technology have teamed up to form a "laptop orchestra." </span></p><p>They perform <span class="BodyCopy"><a href="http://countryroadsmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_jevents&amp;task=day.listevents&amp;year=2012&amp;month=03&amp;day=10&amp;Itemid=93">March 10 at the Manship Theatre</a>.&nbsp; </span></p><p>LSU is also hosting the first ever Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (SLEO) April 15-17. There will be concerts at the LSU Recital hall at 7:30 on the 16th and 17th, as well as the Varsity Theatre later in the evening.</p><p class="BodyCopy"><span class="BodyCopy">WRKF's Tegan Wendland talked with Professor Jesse Allison and student Nick Hwang about what it means to play a concert with laptops.&nbsp; </span></p><p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Tegan Wendland 2736 at http://wrkf.org An Orchestra of Laptops Creative La. Speaker Scott Olivier on Entrepreneurialism http://wrkf.org/post/creative-la-speaker-scott-olivier-entrepreneurialism <p><span class="BodyCopy">Lafayette-based Skycraper Holding Company makes file storage products for all types of businesses. But the company started with an online file storage program designed for musicians on the road. Laptop Roadie was inspired by CEO Scott Eric Olivier's own career as a touring artist.</span></p><p><span class="BodyCopy">WRKF's Tegan Wendland talked to him about being a young entrepreneur in Louisiana. </span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Tegan Wendland 2742 at http://wrkf.org Creative La. Speaker Scott Olivier on Entrepreneurialism