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Re: [teacherartexchange] Using Technology in Art

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jenmcaleese_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 17:38:19 PDT


Hi Jeff - thank you for your message. I will definitely return with answers. Just walked in the door. jen
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From: Jeff Pridie <jeffpridie@yahoo.com>
> Wow, great idea.
>
> Would be nice to see interactive art software to be
> developed for the classroom and student use.
>
> I use a stand alone computer in my classroom and
> computer lab with students in my art classroom. We
> have been using EMacs (Lab) and I have a G4 Mac in my
> classroom. This year the lab has been changed over to
> Dell computers.
>
> On the computer students do research for art projects,
> explore interactive museum sites, look at other
> schools art links, read articles and use production
> software like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Frontpage,
> IMovie etc. Students also use interactive Art DVD's.
>
> What type of computer would your software run on?
>
> The question I would ask about your software is what
> purpose does it serve. Is it a production software, a
> reinforcement software. Is it to be used for the
> understanding of Art History, Cultural Art, Elements
> and Principles of Design. Does the software help
> teachers, students align themselves to the National
> Art Standards/State Art Standards. Does the software
> take into consideration all the different learning
> styles and offer students choices? Can the software
> be used at different grade levels? Can the level of
> the software be altered by the user? Offering a
> student a challenge is important.
>
> The price is reasonable and I think affordable.
>
> Will be interesting to see what you come up with in
> the end.
>
> Jeff Pridie
>
> --- jenmcaleese@comcast.net wrote:
>
> > Hi Everyone - thank you in advance for your
> > guidance. We really need your
> > input!
> >
> > Together with Dr. Slavko Milekic (University of the
> > Arts, Phila.), we will be
> > introducing SmArt Tools in September through
> > November under the company name of
> > FlatWorld Interactives. We are a software
> > development company committed to
> > developing interactive software for the education
> > market. We globally connect
> > kids to art through exciting new technology that is
> > not yet available.
> >
> > For the first time in the history of human kind,
> > globalization (flattening) of
> > the world has made different art forms and works of
> > art from various cultures
> > readily accessible. However, access to this
> > information is currently fairly
> > abstract and non-experiential. Creating tools that
> > would allow active
> > (experiential) interaction with various art forms
> > will significantly increase
> > the beneficial effect of exposure to the arts.
> >
> > Our mission is to create tools and environments that
> > would allow experiential
> > interaction with various art forms in the digital
> > medium. These tools are based
> > on current research findings in cognitive science
> > and the use of art in
> > education. We know our interactive software has to
> > be experiential, based on
> > emerging technologies and inexpensive to ensure
> > global affordability and
> > accessibility.
> >
> > Our first SmArt Tool kit will include slide choice
> > juxtaposition, annotation,
> > transparency, rotation and flipping (horizontal &
> > vertical) for an approximate
> > price of $25.
> >
> > You may further enhance your basic tool program with
> > advanced SmArt Tools such
> > as the talking magnifying glass, memory
> > identification, key hole observation,
> > composition, 3D object manipulation, palette
> > analysis and guided exploration.
> > These specialized tools will sell for approximately
> > $15-$18 each. All of the
> > advanced tools will be available for purchase at a
> > discounted price yet to be
> > determined. An additional price break will be given
> > for the purchase of the
> > basic and advanced tools together.
> >
> > Lesson plans utilizing the teaching tools will be
> > introduced after our initial
> > product launch. For this we will definitely need
> > your art curriculum ideas.
> >
> > This is where we really need your advice. Please
> > share your thoughts regarding
> > the following questions:
> >
> > -Do you teach art using a desk top, lap top, Smart
> > Board (interactive
> > whiteboard)or any other touch sensitive surface?
> > -If you do not use technology to teach art, will you
> > consider doing so?
> > -For teaching purposes, do you have access to a desk
> > top, lap top or Smart Board
> > (interactive white board)?
> > -Do you have a budget to buy supplies/teaching aids
> > (including software)?
> > -Would you spend your own money to buy cool software
> > to help you teach art?
> > -Are you comfortable with the product pricing we
> > discussed above?
> > -In purchasing the software we plan on offering a
> > rebate. Customers can either
> > accept it in the form of a cash rebate or customer
> > contribution to an existing
> > global non profit focused on helping children gain
> > access to the arts. Is the
> > non profit idea something you would choose?
> > -Please share with us your knowledge about
> > connecting to other art educators
> > outside of PAEA?
> >
> >
> > We truly appreciate your ideas and inputs. We just
> > found out that we missed the
> > NAEA conference proposal submission deadline and are
> > so disappointed. Oh well,
> > we will still attend. Our website will be up and
> > running in early September for
> > you to demo our products. Until then, you can visit
> > Dr. Milekic on his website,
> > www.uarts.edu/faculty/smilekic.
> >
> > Please add any other thoughts/comments. Our
> > products are good for students. To
> > enhance the learning experience of students, we need
> > your input to make our
> > products even better. Thank you so much for your
> > time.
> >
> > Jennifer McAleese
> > jenmcaleese@comcast.net
> >
> >
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