<< This is a question concerning the internet. Is the internet a good
research tool for professionals in art education? why or why not? Is it
a good place to start brainstorming ideas? What about the reliability of
the source? >>
The internet is an excellent research tool for professionals, but just as a
book or magazine might be, it is only a TOOL. There are good sites...and poor
ones as well, just as there are good and poor books or magazines. Even some
of the poor ones, however, can spark an idea for a lesson that YOU make happen
by improving upon the idea.
As to the reliability of the source, take the sites of private individuals
with a grain of salt. I have seen some excellent ones, with a lot of savvy
and expertise. But you might want to double check the information if
something doesn't sound quite right.
Museum sites are great for highly concrete information and resources on art
I currently have six children in our gifted and talented program who are doing
a research piece on an artist, using our school library, my art library (in my
room), and the internet. I've got great hopes for this, and the kids are
really excited about it.
Batavia City Schools