> Does anyone have any
>hot tips on additional peripherals we might work toward?
One of the first two items you might be interested in working toward is
a modem & internet hook-up. I found this very helpful when I wanted to
"take" my kids to see the Smithsonian and other museums; some we may never
have seen if it weren't for this tool.
The second you might consider is a color scanner. There are many
possibilities for lessons with this.
>not sure how to address some issue that have
>occurred in the art methods class I am teaching for Elementary Education
Don't get discouraged. It doesn't sound like you are expecting too
much. If the students were truly interested in what they were doing, would
they be whining as much? However, I could be biased. I have a double
major: Studio Art & Elem. Ed. One of the responses I heard from a teacher
to this whining was, "Can you write your name on that paper? Then you can
draw because lines and shapes are what make up letters." (Not an exact
quote, but very close :-)) I would also ask them why they are taking this
course or maybe if they had some ideas for projects that would meet both
And I have found another quote I would like to share:
"There are two ways of spreading light:
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
Hands, Head, & Heart of Art
Potsdam SUNY/St.Lawrence Univ.