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Re:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: July 29, 2006

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From: Marcia Lopez Lopez (oromara_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 30 2006 - 10:55:54 PDT


You are not the only one, I did join the group about two months ago and I
can not sent any message. They always reply that my message has an
attachment so all I do is read the posted messages for ideas because I am in
the same situation I thaught elementary grades for many years.
This year my principal asked me to be the art teacher for the whole
school(900 students) Even do I have some artistic background I have never
thaught Art. so I am afraid. I need help and advices. thanks

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>Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 10:58:21 -0500
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>I keep trying to send the following message, but it continues to be
>rejected and sent back. HELP!!!
>CONNIE PEARSON
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>Hi everyone,
>I just joined TeacherArt Exchange last week, so this is my first
>submission. I have been extremely impressed with the helpfulness and good
>advice I've seen as I've read past comments and suggestions.
>I am actually a music teacher, but I am hired to teach both music AND art
>to grades K-5. I know that students love to paint, and I very much enjoy
>the paintings of children. But, I find myself avoiding giving them this
>opportunity because of the mess and my lack of knowledge about how to
>manage all of the materials, setting up, clean-up, etc. What are good
>rules for a painting class? What if you only have one sink? Where in the
>world do you put a day's or a grade's worth of paintings to dry (maybe 100
>students)? I'm not even sure what kind of brush to use, and I need and want
>to be able to teach my students correctly. ANY help you can pass along
>would be very much appreciated. Also, what are some good websites for
>lesson plans that combine music and art objectives?
>CONNIE PEARSON
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>>TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Saturday, July 29, 2006.
>>
>>1. Re: Using Technology in Art
>>2. Re: teacherartexchange digest: July 28, 2006
>>3. Re: table coverings for clay
>>4. Re: Re:teacherartexchange digest: July 28, 2006
>>5. To Amy Broady about mixed media artists
>>6. Exhibiting Student Work - plus Teacher Openings Selected States
>>7. Museum Interactive Sites
>>8. aluminum jewelry making
>>9. Re: Has anyone taken a workshop in collage/journaling/mixed
>>media/altered books?
>>
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>>Subject: Re: Using Technology in Art
>>From: jenmcaleese@comcast.net
>>Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 10:51:21 +0000
>>X-Message-Number: 1
>>
>>Michal - thank you for all of your infomation. Slavko and I really
>>appreciate your involvement. Just looked at your website and it is really
>>impressive. What a great resource for educators! Once we introduce our
>>products with lesson plans we thought the education community may want to
>>create their own plans utilizing the SmArt Tools (basic and advanced).
>>Given all of the lesson plans I saw on your site, maybe you would like to
>>be one of our first educators to upload your plans. We so value your
>>input. Thanks again - jen
>>-------------- Original message ----------------------
>>From: "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
>>>
>>>
>>> > -Do you teach art using a desk top, lap top, Smart Board (interactive
>>> > whiteboard)or any other touch sensitive surface?
>>> *** I use my Bluetooth Wacom tablet. My laptop is hooked to a
>>>large TV
>>>using an AverKey. Sometimes I hook it up to the projector if I can track
>>>it
>>>down (ours is on a cart and is usually in somebody's classroom)
>>>
>>> > -If you do not use technology to teach art, will you consider doing
>>>so?
>>> > *** NA
>>>
>>> > -For teaching purposes, do you have access to a desk top, lap top or >
>>>Smart
>>> > Board
>>>
>>> *** We currently do not have a Smart Board in the district, but
>>>my
>>>Bluetooth Wacom tablet has the ability to be interactive using Smart
>>>Board
>>>software (free download) and is highly interactive. And, it was only
>>>$200!
>>>
>>> > -Do you have a budget to buy supplies/teaching aids (including >
>>>software)?
>>>
>>> *** Sometimes you have to be creative in your search for funds. I
>>>have an Elmo only because I teach IDL classes (distance learning). My
>>>digital camera and video recorder were purchased through PTO. My
>>>scanner/color printer was purchased through an art fundraiser. Software
>>>was
>>>requisitioned through grant money.
>>>
>>> > -Would you spend your own money to buy cool software to help you teach
>>> > art?
>>>
>>> *** Sadly, I do! I usually buy it first to play with for my
>>>personal
>>>use and then get it for school!
>>>
>>>
>>> > -Are you comfortable with the product pricing we discussed above?
>>>
>>> *** The price is definatley enticing. I would like to see some
>>>screen
>>>captures to have a better understanding of what it does.
>>>
>>> > -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?
>>>
>>> *** No, since I do spend my own money on classroom stuff I would ask
>>>for
>>>the cash rebate.
>>>
>>>~Michal
>>>K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
>>>http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
>>>
>>>
>>>---
>>>To unsubscribe go to
>>>http://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/unsubscribe.html
>>
>>
>>
>>----------------------------------------------------------------------
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>>Subject: Re: teacherartexchange digest: July 28, 2006
>>From: Elizabeth Heisey <elizhiz@yahoo.com>
>>Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 05:44:15 -0700 (PDT)
>>X-Message-Number: 2
>>
>>Help!
>>Our school is asking us to work with "Pow-Pak: a
>>personal online web page authoring kit" by CursWorks
>>LLC. I have thus far found it very difficult and hard
>>to work with. For example, when I save another
>>person's name shows up on my page. Also the graphics
>>seem crude, and the limitations were frustrating. Has
>>anyone else tried it? Conversely, I had quite an easy
>>time setting up a blog on blogger.com. So I am
>>suspicious about the product.
>>Beth
>>
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>>Subject: Re: table coverings for clay
>>From: cwise@remc7.k12.mi.us
>>Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 08:46:49 -0400
>>X-Message-Number: 3
>>
>>I don't "get" the masonite thing. Don't most of us use plaster bats under
>>work
>>in progress? Bats control hunidity and maintain the plasticity of the clay
>>for
>>much longer periods than masonite. A 25 lb. bag of plaster fills plenty of
>>pie
>>pans to make bats the work so nicely atop turntables. Once wrapped in
>>plastic,
>>clay stays nice and moist if bats are properly soaked in water.
>>
>>The vinyl tablecloths sound like a great idea.
>>Christa
>>
>>Quoting "go4art@juno.com" <go4art@juno.com>:
>>
>>>I also use the masonite boards that are tempered on one side and rough
>>>on the other. I have some round some rectangular. They work great
>>>for transporting work,etc. and don't warp. Many times we leave works
>>>on the boards and cover with dry cleaning bags. Otherwise we use
>>>Ziploc bags. I still cover the tables with vinyl table cloths with
>>>felt type back on the reverse from the $1 store.
>>>creatively, Linda in Oregon
>>>
>>>
>>>---
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>>
>>
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>>Subject: Re: Re:teacherartexchange digest: July 28, 2006
>>From: "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
>>Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 08:07:11 -0500
>>X-Message-Number: 4
>>
>>We use SOCS as our district web server, and we use their software. It is
>>SUPER easy to use, and all teachers can work directly on their own page.
>>If
>>you are familiar with web authoring and you find it difficult, then your
>>non-techies will not use it at all. I'm not sure if your web authoring kit
>>is online or not - there are several programs out there that are super
>>easy
>>to use that create web pages, but the trick is uploading and making that
>>page live. That is why we went with SOCS (that plus the different levels
>>of
>>management - my students can work on their pages, but until I click the
>>"approve" button their pages will not go 'live"). You might ask for an
>>inservice day where the tech person in your school shows you how to use
>>the
>>program - there may be some trick to starting that you are unaware. Then
>>you
>>can ask your questions and voice your concerns. We have blocked blogging
>>sites in my district, so that would not work for us.
>>~Michal
>>K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
>>http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
>>
>>
>>>Help!
>>>Our school is asking us to work with "Pow-Pak: a
>>>personal online web page authoring kit" by CursWorks
>>>LLC. I have thus far found it very difficult and hard
>>>to work with. For example, when I save another
>>>person's name shows up on my page. Also the graphics
>>>seem crude, and the limitations were frustrating. Has
>>>anyone else tried it? Conversely, I had quite an easy
>>>time setting up a blog on blogger.com. So I am
>>>suspicious about the product.
>>>Beth
>>
>>
>>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>>Subject: To Amy Broady about mixed media artists
>>From: InertiaKat@aol.com
>>Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 10:56:18 EDT
>>X-Message-Number: 5
>>
>>Amy--
>>
>>I replied to your e-mail, but the message was sent back as undeliverable.
>>Could you please send an alternate e-mail address?
>>
>>Irene
>>
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>>Subject: Exhibiting Student Work - plus Teacher Openings Selected States
>>From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
>>Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 11:29:54 -0400
>>X-Message-Number: 6
>>
>>Dear Art Educators,
>>
>>These two publications from NAEA might be of interest to you in
>>planning student art exhibits.
>>
>>EXHIBITING STUDENT ART
>>
>>Order No. 268
>>
>>"Student Art Exhibitions: New Ideas and Approaches"
>>
>>Bill Zuk and Robert Dalton, Editors.
>>
>>The display of student art is much more than pictures on a wall and an eye
>>pleasing arrangement; this is a text that conveys a great deal about the
>>ideas
>>and accomplishments of both teachers and students. New thinking on goals
>>and
>>methods of student art exhibitions allows us to more thoughtfully
>>construct that
>>text and invites educators to share 'best practices.' Student Art
>>Exhibitions: New Ideas and Approaches includes sections on: cultural
>>and historical perspectives; students as curators; planning and
>>presenting an exhibition;
>>pedagogical exhibitions and advocacy; and new venues on the web.
>>
>>88 pgs. ISBN 1-890160-18-0
>>$18.00; Member Price 12.00
>>
>>******************************************
>>
>>Order No. 207
>>
>>"Educationally Interpretive Exhibition: Rethinking the Display of Student
>>Art"
>>
>>By Kelly Bass, Teresa Cotner, Elliot Eisner, Tom Yacoe and Lee Hanson.
>>
>>Rethinking the Display of Student Art focuses upon an educational model,
>>rather than on a gallery model. The interpretive exhibition of student
>>artwork is
>>intended to help people understand the relationships between thinking and
>>the
>>creation of visual art. The 28 full-color images throughout the booklet
>>illustrate how the exhibition was arranged and constructed; the final
>>section of 47
>>"General and Theoretical Quotes" is especially helpful for literature
>>pertaining to cognitive and artistic development. It makes a useful
>>contribution to
>>arts education, advocacy, and educational reform i.e., state standards,
>>frameworks, and assessment.
>>
>>20 pgs. ISBN 0-937652-99-7
>>$15.00; Member Price $10.00
>>
>>See the NAEA Web site for ordering information:
>>http://www.naea-reston.org/
>>-------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>>The Art Teacher Openings Selected States page has been updated:
>>http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/news/jobs.htm
>>Dr. Hatfiled compiles this list.
>>
>>Regards,
>>
>>Judy Decker
>>Incredible Art Department
>>http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
>>Incredible Art Resources
>>http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
>>
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>>
>>Subject: Museum Interactive Sites
>>From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
>>Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 14:49:36 -0400
>>X-Message-Number: 7
>>
>>Dear Art Educators,
>>
>>I found some new to me Interactive sites for kids while browsing Dr.
>>Craig Roland's Blog (http://www.artjunction.org/blog/).
>>
>>Meet Me At Midnight - is new from the Smithsonian American Art Museum:
>>http://midnight.si.edu/default_flash.html
>>It is designed to teach middle school kids a bit about the collection.
>>Check it out and see if your students will like it.
>>
>>From the Tate - The Case of the Mysterious Art Object:
>>http://www.tate.org.uk/detective/mysteriousobject.htm
>>Students play art detective to learn about a sculpture by Henry Moore.
>>
>>From the British Museum - Ancient Greece:
>>http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/
>>In each section, there is a story, things to explore and a challenging
>>question.
>>
>>Enjoy,
>>
>>Judy Decker
>>Incredible Art Department
>>http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
>>Incredible Art Resources
>>http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
>>
>>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>>Subject: aluminum jewelry making
>>From: wendy free <wendypaigefree@yahoo.com>
>>Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 14:04:33 -0700 (PDT)
>>X-Message-Number: 8
>>
>>i am interested in learning more about this - does
>>anyone do it or have books/websites to reccomend? how
>>about sources for materials and tools?
>>
>>thanks!
>>
>>:D wendy
>>
>>wendy
>>www.wendypaigefree.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>----------------------------------------------------------------------
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>>Subject: Re: Has anyone taken a workshop in collage/journaling/mixed
>>media/altered books?
>>From: Jayna Huffines <jayna_99@yahoo.com>
>>Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 14:23:41 -0700 (PDT)
>>X-Message-Number: 9
>>
>>You are welcome! Her workshop was very enjoyable.
>>Jeanne is easy going and easy to talk to. She started
>>with some easy exercises to get the creative juices
>>flowing, and I was very inspired by her and her work.
>>
>>--- Amy Broady <AmyBroady@alumni.duke.edu> wrote:
>>
>>>Thank you for alerting us to Jeanne Minnix, Jayna!
>>>
>>>I had not yet heard of her. Upon exploring her
>>>website, I really enjoyed her
>>>art and was delighted to learn that she lives not
>>>far from my hometown.
>>>Small world!
>>>
>>>Amy in TN
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>
>>
>>Jayna
>>
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