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Lesson Plans

Re: Better thanTransparencies

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Fri, 2 Jul 1999 14:16:57 EDT

I use Powerpoint also. The photos of artworks are very easy to incorporate
in the slides. I have a projector that hooks to my computer and show the
presentations on my white dry erase board. I got the projector by being in
the right place at the right time and asking. Last year at an inservice the
curriculum coordinator was giving a presentation using this wonderful
projector. After her presentation I was helping to put away the machine and
told her how wonderful I thought it worked. My campus had a overhead
projector that would hook to the computer but it was only used in the
computer lab. This worked so much better. I told her how lucky she was and
that I would really like to have a machine like that. She told me to take it
and at first I thought she was kidding then I finished packing and took it to
my car. She has only need to use it once during the school year so it is in
my possession most of the time.

This summer I am attempting to create PowerPoint presentations to be used
each day. You create each slide individually. On the slide you can include
graphics and text. The slides are easy to create and you can include just
about anything you want on a slide. The objects can be animated and sounds
can be added. I start with the blank slides so I can add what I want.

The "core" subjects at my school are using the "Daily Oral Language," "Daily
Math," "Daily Science," etc. I am not sure of the exact titles. There is
nothing for art so I am creating my own. Using a different artwork each
week, there are 2 questions for the students to answer each day. I am hoping
to use this to introduce my students to even more American artists. I never
seem to have enough time in the year to really do enough art history. I am
calling my presentations "Daily American Art."

I decided to do this so there would be a continuation between art and the
"core" courses. I really don't have a problem with the other fauclty members
they recognize my classes as an equal with theirs and in fact at times we
take what is learned in other classes to a new level.