I just signed up for this ArtsEdNet and am very new to this. I am actually not
a teacher yet but I am in the process of changing careers. I am a Photography
editor for a group of newspapers. I currently use the Mac and would never go to
a PC again. Our publishing company uses Abdobe Photoshop 5.5, QuarkXPress 4.0
and Abdobe Illustrator 8.0 as the three main software packages for creating
artwork and graphics and manipulating photographs, there isn't really anything
better to use, but lots of subsitutes. Personally, I think the art class should
be taught both. I attended George Washington University where I was taught
traditional methods of photography as a fine art and other arts as well.
However, when you get in the real world and try to make a living try getting a
job without skills in the software I just mentioned. Even traditional artists
need to know who to use these software packages very well for portfolio
development at the very least. I use and hire top quality illustrators and most
use the computer, a few will not. However, they do send me their portfolios on
CD or I view them on websites created with HTML and the Abdobe software. Of
course I didn't know any of this after graduating from art school either.
Jackie Aust <jab1997> on 07/28/2000 11:23:29 AM
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I have a lot of questions on technology. I teach high school students.
We have Mac format in the classrooms, I love Mac better than PC, have
worked both. Here are the questions.
1. How important is it to use technology in the art classrooms?
2. If used, at what level do you really begin having the students use
3. What hardware do you feel you should have access to and how often?
4. What software do you feel is the best and why?
5. For those of you who have used this a lot, how has it benefited your
6. Do students miss out on traditional art classrooms?
I am not being totally upfront at this point as to how I am involved
with technology in my room. I will do so after I have some feedback
from you. I am trying to compare my thoughts to that of my professional
I the State where the Gov. declared 2000-2001 the year of the Fine
Arts. And someone asked me if I was going to remember that come
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