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Lesson Plans

Technology in the art classroom

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Mon, 1 Mar 1999 20:46:31, -0500

Just subscribed yesterday. I'm enjoying reading the mail,
particularly that dealing with the teaching of elementary art. I
feel so lucky to be teaching art at the elementary level in one
school with a room to myself! I have 6 or seven classes a day--most
being 50 minutes long (my kindergarten classes are 30 minutes each.)
I have taught from a cart, served as many as 4 schools at one time,
and had as many as eleven 25minute classes in a day. So, though my
current conditions are much improved over those in the past, the
demands of the job are great! A push for increased technology in the
classroom is even being felt in my art room. I do not have a
computer as yet in my room, but I am told that this will happen. I
am hoping for a wall mounted monitor for viewing video tapes as well
as hook up to that promised computer. I know that I could use Power
point or some such presentation program to coordinate with lessons.
Can anyone help me to understand what other capabilities I might have
with this kind of set up? I don't know that I am particularly
excited about a WHOLE LOT of technology in an art room, but I
suppose I need to start somewhere! Thanks.

Vicki in West Milton, Ohio