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Lesson Plans

Re: middle school computers

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Sheila Mahoney (
Sat, 22 Feb 1997 01:02:10 -0500

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We are soon to be blessed with eight new Power Mac computers in the art

department of our middle school. They have 12 megabytes of ram and are to be

equipped with Color Style writers (System 7.5.5). ...


It sounds like you have a great thing starting up. I too have been very lucky
to have a computer lab dedicated just for the art department.

I view the course as a graphic design class. My students create advertisements
for local business's, stamp designs,

posters announcing upcoming events such as the student musical, and compact
disc designs.

You can also incorportate some art history into the lessons.

For example, for the CD design, have them do some research on the internet
about an artist, then design the cover of the CD incorporating the style of the
artist. Inside can be a short history lesson, and the "songs" can be some of
the artists work.

I teach high school students but I am sure you can adapt lessons.

You should also look to buying a ZIP® drive or a JAZ® drive for storing past

For instruction, I have a Sharp® projector that I use to demonstrate.

I also have a program called Network Assistant that I use to control their
computers. I can lock their screens while I am demonstrating so they give me
their attention.

Let me know if you need more info.

Good luck

Sheila Mahoney

Great Valley HS

Malvern, PA

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