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Re: Teach Thru Technology


Date: Mon Feb 14 2005 - 04:25:57 PST

Larry, I totally agree with you. Teach it early, rather than later, and
protect the creative, messy, wonderful arts in your program...keep them
alive at all costs. One issue you have to deal with when you teach
technology is frustration. Computers that are shared by many have
"issues." One a day, at least, freezes up and must restart in our
laptop mobile lab. Tell your kids to save OFTEN. Computer mice need to
be optical and excellent quality or it is soooooooo frustrating. If you
are using the rolling cart laptop labs, batteries die. I teach
photoshop and digital cameras to fourth and fifth graders. We do it one
day a week. It can be quite frustrating to have a kid's computer freeze
up or see them lose what they spent 15 minutes on because a computer
freezes or a battery dies and they didn't save their work. On the flip
side, kids are SO creative with digital imaging. It is fun, and they do
love it.

Linda Woods

Visit our student's web art gallery at St.John's School
 click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
as our art archives.