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Lesson Plans


Re: Computers in the art room

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Melissa Enderle (Melissaenderle)
Tue, 14 Jan 97 17:55:43 -0000


Debbie,

It sounds like you have a pretty nice setup for your art room =
computer. Just reading it makes me have a new form of "computer =
envy". I've asked for a computer but I was told there was no money. =
How many computers do you have?

Next year the school will be expanding to 7th and 8th grade. What =
graphics programs do you recommend for grades 4-8?

In regards to LCD panels, there is a variance in quality. One of the =
classroom teachers has a LCD panel (only 1 year old) that has poor =
resolution, even with the shades drawn and lights turned off. Check =
on the quality before you agree to buy it. This is especially true =
when you're dealing with such graphics intensive items associated =
with an art class. Something similar in technology (I forgot the =
name) combines the best of opaque and overhead projectors. With the =
machine (it looks like an overhead projector) you can project books =
and other opaque items with incredible clarity=AD without the size =
limitations or heat problems associated with opaque projectors. You =
can zoom in or out, focusing on small portions (or all) of a =
painting. I've also done demonstrations i.e. drawing or cutting on =
it, allowing all to see the demo while looking at the monitor. Some =
more expensive ones even have a tray in which you can insert and then =
project slides.