In a message dated 7/18/2007 8:56:05 PM Eastern Standard Time,
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.
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,