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Re: [teacherartexchange] Technology in Art Education


Date: Mon Jul 23 2007 - 07:08:29 PDT

In a message dated 7/18/2007 8:56:05 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
is anyone willing to share their opinions
on this topic and give me an idea on how it is used in
thier classroom? Any little piece of information
would be a great help.
Hi Della,
  In my early days of teaching technology was a slide projector, an opaque
projector, a copy machine and a camera, a TV and a VCR all of which I used to
the max. Today I research project ideas on the internet, print info from
websites, store my digital pictures and show them to the kids on my classroom TV. I
have not made videos to show, but I know that some art teachers do. I am
able to bring the world to my students today in ways never possible 20 years ago.
    Since my student live in a somewhat isolated rural community, this is
important to me. I print posters for my classroom with pictures related to my
lessons, print labels for artwork that is displayed, have transferred many of my
old slides to CDs. I print lesson information to go with displays on
bulletin boards. I print pictures of artifacts taken in trips to museums and post
them in the classroom. I display student work on Artsonia and hope to get my
own website up this year. This just scratches the surface. Most of the art
teachers I know do similar things and more. All of the teachers in my school
have access to digital cameras and use them extensively.
    I am trying to get a projector and would love a Smart Board and a 19"
printer, but there is more technology available to me than I can use to the full
extent. I don't use music as much as I would like, and I don't have the kids
do all they could (mostly due to cost of ink).
  Best of success with the research and the degree,
Carol Karn
Clio, SC

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