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I just want to say that our particular use of technology, meaning the
dialogue that we create here on ArtsEdNet, is anything but dehumanizing and
distancing. I'm sure many will agree, whether they have posted messages and
responses or just read what others post, that this technological resource
has brought Art Educators closer together. Many of us teach in such
isolation, the only art specialist in the school system, or living in rural
areas without museums or galleries nearby, that we often feel very alone.
However now I feel like there is a large number of kindred spirirts out
there who feel much like I do, who have philosophies about Art and about
teaching that mesh with or stimulate mine,and who express very authentic
thoughts and feelings. I even enjoy the contradictory discussions and
challenging direction provoked by some of the messages here. If ArtsEdNet
can have such an impact on Art Educators in particular, then I have no
doubt there will be many other positive, humanizing, and interactive
benefits of technology in general.
Sandra Hildreth <shildret>
Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617