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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? VERY!
> 2. If used, at what level do you really begin having the students use
> technology? I begin with my Kindergarten class
> 3. What hardware do you feel you should have access to and how often?
8-10 computers minimum, digital camera, scanner, copy machine, color printer
> 4. What software do you feel is the best and why? For the younger
students a simple paint program is fine. I like Paint Shop Pro, and Photo
Manager for older students. Also important is a WebPage Composer.
> 5. For those of you who have used this a lot, how has it benefited your
> students? Students are much more comfortable with computers. They are more
creative in all areas of art.
> 6. Do students miss out on traditional art classrooms? I use both.
> 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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