For Anutosh Deb
, though, doing just that is a way of life.
Deb, a Microsoft Expert Educator, has been recognized for his use of technology in helping students to unleash their artistic creativity.
is the son of one of Indiaâ€™s pioneer artists, the late Asudev, and was inspired by both of his
parents at an early age to pursue his
Heâ€™s been a K-12 art teacher since 1995, but early on Deb saw the potential impact of technology in the classroom and took it upon himself to master new ways of teaching. â€œI ventured into working with ICT in 2000 out of sheer passion,â€� Deb tells us. â€œI had the opportunity to create several online collaborative projects on Thinkquest, and I have worked on Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and other platforms.â€�
Debâ€™s Global Forum project, Color Panorama: How Important is Art in our Life, was started with the goal of teaching 21st century skills, and allowing students to explore learning in the visual arts beyond the conventional activities of an art class.
was inspired by the recent push for students to seek careers in engineering, medicine or technology, a trend that sometimes comes at cost: fewer students pursuing careers in the arts.
Itâ€™s a trend Deb
finds troubling, noting, â€œIn the fast-moving time in our mechanical world today, we very often do not get leisure time and space to appreciate the beauty around us.â€�
work with technology has been rewarding, Deb
is also proud of winning the Pearson National Teaching Award in 2013 for Teaching Excellence in Art, Music, Drama, along with a slew of other national and international honors.
But for Deb
, helping inspire young people to create remains the biggest reward of all.
Enjoy todayâ€™s Daily Edventure with Expert Educator Anutosh Deb.
Anutosh Deb, Art Teacher, Microsoft Expert Educator