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From: John J. Larsen (jlar5en_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Nov 19 2005 - 06:42:02 PST


I teach in a very small k-12 district and I'm wondering if I would
have to purchase 3 different copies of the software?
On Nov 19, 2005, at 1:01 AM, TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
digest wrote:

> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Thursday, November 17, 2005.
>
> 1. Re:Lesson Planning Software
> 2. Re: Lesson Planning Software
> 3. Re: Lesson Planning Software
> 4. reconstituting Laguna underglazes
> 5. Re: Lesson Planning Software
> 6. RE: What program to use?
> 7. Re: reconstituting Laguna underglazes
> 8. Re: Appleworks Presentation to iMovie?
> 9. Working with iMovie
> 10. Re: What program to use?
> 11. Appleworks Presentation to iMovie?
> 12. RE: November Rose
> 13. Call for articles
> 14. Travel to France
> 15. Re: reconstituting Laguna underglazes
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re:Lesson Planning Software
> From: Ann Ayers <art304@bellsouth.net>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 09:57:35 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
>
>
>> I did not see space for lists of materials, vocabulary,
>> and procedures plus the important evaluation tools most
>> districts require. Perhaps the space is there and I didn't
>> see it. The basic plans most districts except are next to
>> worthless.
>>
>
> The toolkit HAS a space for what I call is "the meat" of the lesson -
> elements of art, principles of design, objectives, vocabulary,
> materials, procedure, preparation, resources, assessment, reflection
> - as well as the things that are required by most districts -
> essential question, standards, benchmarks, ESOL/ESE strategies,
> technology standards, technology use, software, character traits,
> related math and communication testing skills, web resources, etc.
> Within the toolkit is a way to make two different types of rubrics
> for each of the lessons.
> I have spent years tweeking this sofware to include EVERYTHING that
> is REQUIRED and EVERYTHING that art educators WANT. It is pretty
> comprehensive.
>
>>
>> Do you import the state standards and benchmarks or just
>> use the nationals ? In your one example (grade 9) it relates
>> to mixing purple ? Shouldn't that be in the 2nd grade ?
>>
>>
> We customize every toolkit to include the appropriate State standards
> and benchmarks, and the appropriate grade level that is requested -
> the example on the website is just that - a sample. Yes, you teach
> color mixing in 2nd grade, but I also teach color mixing in 9th
> grade, 10th grade, and so on - you'd be surprised at how many
> beginning art students do not remember how to mix secondary colors -
> many have not had art since elementary school and they conveniently
> "forget" what they learned there. Some may not have even had art
> ever (there are some elementary schools that have cut their art
> programs to accomodate more "core" subjects and the state testing
> assessments. This was just an EXAMPLE.
>
>> Also, the concern about the busy background might be
>> handled by lightening it considerably. I do that with the
>> backgrounds on my web pages.
>> Woody
>>
>>
> The backgrounds are there at the request of art educators who wanted
> "real" visuals on THEIR toolkit - the backgrounds do NOT interfere
> with data entry.
> Teachers can choose the print the screen where they enter data, or
> they can choose from 3 different printing formats that have "light"
> backgrounds (mainly black and white). Teachers can also print a
> parent handout and a student handout from within the program, as well
> as print either of the illustrations that they attach to their
> lessons, and print the rubrics as well.
>
> You can reference files on your computer so that when you look at a
> lesson plan, you can open up a corresponding handout, etc. without
> having to search your harddrive.
>
> The toolkit has a component for creating curriculum maps (some
> districts do this), and for storing worksheets, handouts, etc.
> Included in the toolkit are 60+ lesson plans which you may use or
> delete.
>
> Everyone who purchased the software has been pleased - no complaints
> so far!
>
> My principal was so impressed that she asked me to create toolkits
> for each curricular area in the school - so now, I have english,
> math, social studies, foreign language, business tech, pe, music,
> etc. toolkits!
>
> If you have any questions, let me know.
> ann
>
>
>
>
>
>>
>>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Lesson Planning Software
> From: Ann Ayers <art304@bellsouth.net>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 10:24:21 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
>
>> I love your Toolkit for Art Educators. I do have a question. Is
>> there a way to delete the pictures of the paintbrushes in the
>> background, or will that be there when you print it?
>> Lauren
>>
>
> Lauren,
> Teachers can choose the print the screen where they enter data, or
> they can choose from 3 different printing formats that have "light"
> backgrounds (mainly black and white). Teachers can also print a
> parent handout and a student handout from within the program, as well
> as print either of the illustrations that they attach to their
> lessons, and print the rubrics as well.
>
> If you print the data entry screen, the images will print (in black
> and white or color, depending on your printer). Most people choose
> to print from the "print center" where you will find the different
> printing formats.
>
> hope this answers your question...
> ann
>
>
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>
> Subject: Re: Lesson Planning Software
> From: "go4art@juno.com" <go4art@juno.com>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 16:25:58 GMT
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> As a user, I am highly complementary of the software. I ordered it
> afte=
> r seeing it used at a presentation at NAEA. It allows you to input
> data=
> , images and web and document links for your lesson plans with drop
> in s=
> ections for elements, connections, standards, technology, etc. =
>
>
> The 2 page format has sections for everything (even if you don't
> use all=
> of them for each lesson). You can create rubrics that include
> images. =
> =
>
>
> After information is in place you can generate different handouts
> for pa=
> rents and students with appropriate info for from the same lesson
> plan! =
> There is a section for curriculum maps and storage of games,
> puzzles and=
> worksheets.
>
> I have had no trouble using it (with the small exception of trying
> to sh=
> are files with colleagues as I am PC)I love using this well thought
> out,=
> user friendly software. Being created by an art educator it
> definitely =
> had the busy art educator in mind!!
>
> Thanks Ann! Creatively, Linda in Oregon
>
>
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>
> Subject: reconstituting Laguna underglazes
> From: Chris Lincoln <artloverlincoln@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 08:35:42 -0800
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> Hi,
>
> I have received a dozen or so jars of Laguna low fire underglazes.=20
> Some of them are very dried out. Is it possible to reconstitute them?
> I have never tried it before. Any ideas?
>
> Thanks in advance for any experience you can share.
>
> --
> Chris Lincoln
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Lesson Planning Software
> From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 09:37:53 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> Ann,
> Thank you for the very comprehensive reply to
> my questions. I will send the information on to art
> teachers back in Kansas City. I'm going back there
> before the Christmas holiday and will have a chance
> to mention your program.
> Woody
>
> Ann Ayers wrote:
>
>
>> The toolkit HAS a space for what I call is "the meat" of the lesson -
>>
>
>
>> We customize every toolkit to include the appropriate State standards
>>
>
>
>> The backgrounds are there at the request of art educators who wanted
>> "real" visuals on THEIR toolkit - the backgrounds do NOT
>> interfere with
>> data entry.
>> Teachers can choose the print the screen where they enter data,
>> or they
>> can choose from 3 different printing formats that have "light"
>> backgrounds (mainly black and white).
>>
> --
> Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
>
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> Subject: RE: What program to use?
> From: <Renee.Berg@k12.sd.us>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 13:13:57 -0600
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> Michal, I've been doing clay animation for 5 years now with 8th
> graders
> and last year we moved to Windows Movie Maker.=20
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: M. Austin [mailto:whest177@wheatstate.com]=20
> Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 7:06 PM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] What program to use?
>
> I am doing clay animation movies with my middle school students.
> Some of
> them want to have their characters "speak" using their own voices. I
> have the microphone, but what program do you use to record their
> talking? The microphone came with the computer, so I'm assuming it has
> some kind of program, but I can download one as well.
>
> ~Michal
> K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
> http://www.geocities.com/theartkids=20
>
>
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> Subject: Re: reconstituting Laguna underglazes
> From: "Sidnie Miller" <smiller@elko.k12.nv.us>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 12:23:57 -0800
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> I'd soak them to reconstitute and then try them out. Some glazes
> might =
> not work but I think most will. Be careful of breathing the dust
> of the =
> glaze--it's poison! =20
>
>
>>>> artloverlincoln@gmail.com 11/18/05 8:35 AM >>>
>>>>
> Hi,
>
> I have received a dozen or so jars of Laguna low fire underglazes.=20
> Some of them are very dried out. Is it possible to reconstitute them?
> I have never tried it before. Any ideas?
>
> Thanks in advance for any experience you can share.
>
> --
> Chris Lincoln
>
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> Subject: Re: Appleworks Presentation to iMovie?
> From: ceastman <ceastman@twmi.rr.com>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 17:27:36 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> Lauren,
> If you have Keynote on the computer, you can drag the AppleWorks=20
> presentation onto it.=A0 It will import into Keynote and then you
> can=20
> export it as a movie.
> Linda
>
> On Nov 17, 2005, at 11:13 PM, lava5000@excite.com wrote:
>
>
>>
>>
>>
>> My students did animations in appleworks presentation. Is there a
>> way=20=
>>
>
>
>> for me to to put them into imovie? I love having macs at school,
>> the=20=
>>
>
>
>> only problem is that most students will not be able to view their=20
>> animations at home. Is there a way to convert presenation to
>> something=20=
>>
>
>
>> else. Any ideas or suggestions?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>>
>>
>> Lauren
>>
>>
>>
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>
> Subject: Working with iMovie
> From: Mary Hensler <mhensler@shermanisd.net>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 16:49:16 -0600
> X-Message-Number: 9
>
> Lauren,
>
> If you created your animations in the drawing part of Appleworks, you
> should be able to save each drawing as a .jpeg and then import it
> directly into iMovie. Open one presentation and go to File > Save As.
> When the dialog box opens at the bottom is a scroll down menu beneath
> where is says "File Format>" Scroll down and if you see an option
> listed
> as JPEG, just select it.
>
> However, if you created your presentations as a word document or .cwk
> document, you do not have the option to save it as a .jpeg ? you can
> only save it as a word document file and you will not see JPEG as an
> option. A .jpeg is a file format which can be imported into iMovie.
> On a
> PC you will see the .jpeg at the end of a file name.
>
> So if you are able to save each of the student's drawings as a
> JPEG, you
> can then import them into iMovie. I suggest saving all the JPEGs
> into a
> file folder on the desktop, then open iMovie and select File
> >Import and
> select that file and all of the JPEGs will then be imported into
> iMovie.
> After you import them into iMovie you can then make titles and add
> sound
> which will really make your animations come to life. You can find all
> kinds of off sounds and on the Internet.
>
> When you are ready to save you can export them as a Quicktime movie
> (in
> several screen sizes) which you can post on a web page, burn to a
> CD or
> even email. Quicktime is a universal format which is recognized by
> both
> Mac and PCs. When you have your movie completed, just select File >
> Share and try out the different options. You can save it as a small
> screen which takes less memory to run or you can export as a full
> screen
> which takes time to download and more memory to run. It all depends
> upon
> what you want. But you should be able to email it home to all the
> parents or post to a the school's web page. I have even done the same
> thing with iPhoto which has an easier interface, but it also can be
> used
> to create small animations very easily and can also be exported as
> Quicktime movies. Just play with it; I was able to figure it with only
> the program's Help for assistance the first time I made one, or better
> yet ask the students, I bet they have it figured it out already.
>
> By the way what age group are you working with? I love my Mac lab
> also,
> but I teach in high school and now have all the software (Macromedia
> Suite and Adobe Creative Suite and Maya), but for simple stuff we
> still
> use iPhoto and iMovie and the students love working with them to make
> easy slide shows and movies for their web pages.
>
> Good luck, and congratulations for trying to tackle this all by
> yourself! Email me directly if you are still lost.
>
> Mary Hensler
> Art & Technology
> Sherman High School
> Sherman, Texas 75090
> mhensler@shermanisd.net
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: What program to use?
> From: "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 17:41:38 -0600
> X-Message-Number: 10
>
> Actually, I already solved my problem - I gave up and asked my
> kids! There
> is a program on the PC called "Sound Recorder" - you speak into the
> microphone then click "save". SIMPLE! The animation movies are
> going really
> well - and what a great project to inspire students AND impress the
> heck out
> of my administrator! :-)
> ~Michal
>
>
>> Michal, I've been doing clay animation for 5 years now with 8th
>> graders
>> and last year we moved to Windows Movie Maker.
>>
>>
>
>
>>
>> I am doing clay animation movies with my middle school students.
>> Some of
>> them want to have their characters "speak" using their own voices. I
>> have the microphone, but what program do you use to record their
>> talking? The microphone came with the computer, so I'm assuming it
>> has
>> some kind of program, but I can download one as well.
>>
>> ~Michal
>> K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
>> http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
>>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Appleworks Presentation to iMovie?
> From: Harold Olejarz <holejarz@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 19:21:15 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 11
>
> Hi,
>
> I am all Apple all the time but I do hate it when they don't give you
> any options and in this case they don't. I checked an AppleWorks
> presentation file and was shocked to see that they didn't let you save
> the slides as jpegs or export them as jpegs. Even Microsoft lets you
> export slides as jpegs.
>
> What you can do is use the screen capture to capture each slide as an
> image. It is a bit of a pain and time consuming if you have lots of
> slides but this seems like the only option to me. Use Coomand-Shift-4
> to capture each slide as a graphic. Then the students can take the
> images and use a program like graphic converter, a great shareware
> product to import the images and create an animated gif. if the
> students take all of the images home therre are many PC programs that
> create animated gifs. Animated gifs can also be posted on the web.
>
> The screen shots may also be impoted into iMovie and then exported as
> a quicktime video or burned onto a DVD.
>
> Next time you do the project check out some of the free open-source
> graphic programs that are available. I did a piece on them for this
> issue of SchoolArts and it is posted on their
> website:http://www.davis-art.com/schoolarts/index.asp The article is
> called "Open Source Software is Geek-Speak for Free"
>
> Harold
> --
> Harold Olejarz
> www.olejarz.com
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: RE: November Rose
> From: "Linda White" <linda.c.white@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 18:27:35 -0600
> X-Message-Number: 12
>
> Woody, Is that a double delight? They smell wonderful too. Linda
> in OK
>
>
> I cut a rose last week and it is still beautiful.
> So, I shot pics of it yesterday. =
> http://www.taospaint.com/November/Rose.html
> It will make a great watercolor painting.
>
> Tonight will bring our first freeze, so perhaps my
> roses will die for this year. I'll know soon.
> Next year should bring even more beautiful blooms.
> Happy Growing, Woody
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Call for articles
> From: "Pam" <pgstephens@npgcable.com>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 17:57:28 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 13
>
> May I encourage those of you who are developing and teaching fabulous
> lessons to submit those to School Arts for publication? Guidelines for
> Writing can be found at http://www.davisart.com/schoolarts/
> guidelines.asp
>
>
>
> Because of space constraints, consider limiting text to 500-words or
> slightly less.
>
>
>
> If you have some short lessons, consider submitting 125 - 150 words
> and an
> image for the Clip Cards section.
>
>
>
> Remember, digital images must be 300 dpi or better. Hardcopy photos
> and
> slides are also acceptable.
>
>
>
> Need a photo release form? http://www.davisart.com/schoolarts/
> permission.pdf
>
>
>
> If you have questions about the suitability of a topic, contact
> Nancy or me
> off list. pgstephens@npgcable.com or nwalkup@netzero.com
>
>
>
>
>
> Pam
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Travel to France
> From: "Pam" <pgstephens@npgcable.com>
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 18:03:45 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 14
>
> For those of you in the mood for educational travel with like-
> minded art
> educators and friends, check out the School Arts trip to France for
> June 16,
> 2006. http://www.davisart.com/schoolarts/index.asp#trav
>
>
>
> We will meet in Paris and then travel to Avignon (via the TGV --
> fast train)
> before heading to the French Riviera via private motor coach. Most
> major US
> gateways are available, although most of our group is traveling out of
> Phoenix or DFW.
>
>
>
> Included is round-trip air, ground transfers in France, hotel,
> breakfast
> everyday, bi-lingual tour guide, introductory city tours, TGV
> ticket, three
> dinners, hotel taxes, and a few other perks. Visit
> www.artresourcesforteachers.com for detailed information.
>
>
>
> This trip was announced in September and then filled quickly. As of
> today we
> have been able to secure a few additional spaces. We'd love to have
> you join
> us.
>
>
>
> Contact nwalkup@netzero.com or pgstephens@npgcable.com for
> brochures and
> reservation forms.
>
>
>
> Pam
>
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: reconstituting Laguna underglazes
> From: artgirl109@aol.com
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 22:12:33 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 15
>
> I've added water to dried out glazes and it seems to work well.
> susie
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Lincoln <artloverlincoln@gmail.com>
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> Sent: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 08:35:42 -0800
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] reconstituting Laguna underglazes
>
> Hi,
>
> I have received a dozen or so jars of Laguna low fire underglazes.
> Some of them are very dried out. Is it possible to reconstitute them?
> I have never tried it before. Any ideas?
>
> Thanks in advance for any experience you can share.
>
> --
> Chris Lincoln
>
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