1) artsednet is the extent of my daily contact with art educators outside of a few friends that I communicate with. there are other people i converse with but on a less consistent basis.
2) the benefits are enormous! I find professional support, advice, and a resource that is available at my fingertips...
3) the greatest benefit is being able to provide my students (in a run down building with no art room or showcases) an outlet to exhibit their work!!!! i have an online art gallery through my schools website and find this motivational tool indispensable (as well as a strong method of reflection for myself).
4) i teach k-5 art in 4 schools off a cart, when I am lucky
enough to have one... often I teach from milk crates!
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Allred
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 1:29 PM
Subject: Another (!) Interview?
Hi folks! My name is Christopher Allred. I am a first-year highschool art teacher who entered the profession through the lateral entry program. I am currently working on my certification at the University of NC at Greensboro. One of my classmates from our class "Art Education and Technology" has already sent out an interview that many of you were kind enough to respond to. I am working on a similar project doing research among art educators. I know you are all busy during the summer months but if you could respond to a couple of brief questions, you would REALLY be doing me a favor. I have included my personal e-mail address if any of you would prefer to respond personally instead of on the list. Either way, thank you VERY MUCH!!! -
Sincerely, Christopher Allred :-)
Here they go:
1)To what extent do you have contact with others in your field through the use of technology such as e-mail, listservs, or chat?
2)What benefits do you find from this "contact through technology"?
3)What is the greatest benefit of computer technology to art education?
4)What grade-level art do you currently teach?