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Re: [teacherartexchange] Technology in Art Education

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From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jul 18 2007 - 19:34:17 PDT


I have great technology in my room (compared to the rest of the classrooms
in my district anyway).

> Is money an issue when it comes to technology in the
> classroom? Money always seems to be an issue, especially since technology
> keeps improving and changing. Our district (under 400 students total)
> always seems to be writing grants, & looking for alternative funding
> sources

> Is there a lack of education for art teachers on how
> it can be used in an art classroom? I am the district technology
> integration specialist -this is not an art problem. Teachers in general
> tend to lack knowledge on how to use the computers in a classroom setting.
> Those of us who love technology and dabble on our own figuring things out
> tend to be leap years ahead of many others. I do think art teachers may
> have an edge in that we are used to looking at something and wondering
> what else you can do with it.

> Are there enough great programs out there for art
> teachers to use effectively? What kind of programs are you referring?
> Programs to teach teachers? I attend several classes every year, sometimes
> having to be creative in finding classes that fit my need. Or are you
> referring to software programs? I have several I like. Depends on what I
> need to do.

For technology in art education, are you a member of Craig Roland's Art
Education 2.0 site? http://arted20.ning.com/

~Michal
3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
HS Digital Communications
Technology Integration Specialist
http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
http://spotlight.digication.com/maustin

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