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Re: [teacherartexchange] info on Mac computer use

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From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Dec 16 2007 - 13:18:25 PST


I have the only 2 macs in the district, both are on recall (which I
discovered when programs began quitting on me for no appearant reason. I
tried Mac support forums, asked on this list, nobody could help me. There is
nobody locally who works on Macs, and our tech guy is strictly PC. The
entire experience has been very frustrating, because I had to jump through
hoops to get my Macs in the first place. I use them strictly for video
editing with Final Cut Pro HD, burning DVDs via iDVD, and my stop-motion
animation software. If Mac doesn't fix the computers with the recall notice
I will have 2 worthless computers, which is a shame, because editing video
on a PC stinks!!! I am one of those dual users - I like my PC for some
things, Mac for others. BTW - I've had these Macs for 3 or 4 years now.

As for classes in technology, I teach a Digital Communications class which
covers Photoshop, video editing, & web design. I also incorporate technology
into my art curriculm. We are a very tiny school district.
~Michal
3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
HS Digital Communications
Technology Integration Specialist
http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
http://spotlight.digication.com/maustin

>> I am interested in finding out the experiences of art teachers with the
>> use of Macintosh computers
>> in their arts classrooms. Of particular interest to me is how much
>> equipment failure you have had, who
>> takes care of fixing the problem and how often your computer was out of
>> service over what period of time.
>> I would also like to know the courses your school offers in technology
>> to art students and the software you
>> use. Thank you in advance for your reply to these questions. Louise

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