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Re: Software

From: Bill Sechler (
Date: Fri Jul 28 2000 - 13:06:42 PDT

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    Answer to 1,5, and 6. Computer art is now over twenty years old, it is a new "traditional medium" that some students will do excellent with and find meaning in their creative lives and expressions. Some students are intimidated by regular drawing but flourish with the computer in impressive and creative ways. Technology in art will assist in building art's reputation for higher order thinking/applications.
    2. Our district begins formal instruction with the 6th grade.
    3. Any new computer, Mac or PC, daily access.
    4. Software is like one huge smorgasbord, there is now so much, if price is no object, use Adobe, Metacreation, Corel and Macromedia (these are the brands used professionally), for budgetary constraints many companies offer demo versions for try before you buy, the learning curve for many programs is high but there are some simpler ones too, have fun.

    >>> jab1997 07/28 8:23 AM >>>
    Okay guys,

    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
    election time.



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