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From: Carolyn Keigley (CKeigley_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Nov 30 2006 - 08:01:21 PST


Have any of you ever made table water fountains in ceramic? If so, could
I get instructions as to how pump goes inside, does the cord go over the
side or do you put a hole in the container?

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TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Sunday, November 19, 2006.

1. Re: organizing digital images
2. New online article by Kevan Nitzberg
3. Re: organizing digital images
4. Re: organizing digital images
5. Re: tips on buying a SLR digital camera
6. Famous Paintings - Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids
7. Salt dough recipe
8. RE: tips on buying a SLR digital camera
9. Re: organizing digital images
10. Re: organizing digital images
11. Re: organizing digital images
12. Re: organizing digital images
13. RE: art as a dumping ground - problem re-explained
14. Re: art as a dumping ground - problem re-explained
15. winter count
16. Re: tips on buying a SLR digital camera
17. Re: digital projector
18. Re: Screen Printing Tutorial

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Subject: Re: organizing digital images
From: Della Buzard <dellasnook@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 04:25:18 -0800 (PST)
X-Message-Number: 1

--- Marvin Bartel <marvinpb@goshen.edu> wrote:

> >. . . . Can those of you who are just as particular
> about keeping your photos in order as me, explain
> >your system of managing your digital pics?
> >--
> >Gina Arena
>

There is a computer software program called Memory
Manager 2.0 from Creative Memories. CM is a company
that produces and sells scrapbooking things. The
software has many different capibilities to store and
sort digital images. It is great for those that are
into digital photography and now a days who isn't.
The software is about 40.00 dollars now but has great
components to it. You can find more information out
about it from www.creativememories.com to purchase it
you will have to find a consultant near you.

Della in New York

 
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Subject: New online article by Kevan Nitzberg
From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 07:47:59 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Dear Art Educators,

Kevan Nitzberg's most recent article for art-themagazine.com entitled
"A Foray Into the Aesthetics of Multi Media Art" just came out. You
can link to it at the following address:

http://www.art-themagazine.com/pages/insite23.htm
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Browse some of Kevan's other articles while you are there.

Judy Decker

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Subject: Re: organizing digital images
From: "Jen Ellis" <just.jen.ellis@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:12:30 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

Here are some more tips:

I always Batch rename all my files. That way if I do a search I can
find something quickly and easily:

Instructions for Windows
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/learnmore/re
namephotos.mspx

I am sure you can do it on a Mac ( i would guess in iPhoto?)

For back up, I usually do a back up an a portable hard drive, but ALSO
make a CD of the images, with a screen shot of the list of images.
Sometimes I do DVD's for a month. You may also consider doing a
thumbnail batch of all your images. I don't know about you but I can
not always store all photos on my computer! I just got a batch of
about 50 photos the other day and it was over a GB of space! So I have
a very large (100 GB as my back up and can search on this as I add
photos to it)

Here is another tip that is very valuable. Meta data. Meta data sort
of applies "tags" to your photos so you can search on your computer
(or portable hard drive) later.

For example. You can right click on an image, choose properties, then
summary and type in some keywords for your image. Say I have an image
called DadBirthday06.raf. I can write, "dad, birthdays, brian, august
2006, candles, cake, balloons". These keywords attach to your image
and then can become searchable later. So if I type in "candles" a year
from now, this image will show up.

Do you know the site Flickr? It uses this technology to do searches for
images.

Hope this helps.

Jen-Cleveland, OH

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Subject: Re: organizing digital images
From: "Jen Ellis" <just.jen.ellis@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:25:44 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

One more thing. You may want to consider some storage place online if
you will want to share your images easily.

It just may be an option if you want to have a 2nd copy but don't want
all backups located in the same place. Not trying to be a downer, but
things happen to our houses all the time, and we all know what we
would miss most is our photos. So-if they are online somewhere you
would still have them.

(as I said before flickr is one, but it will make your images
accessible to anyone who searches)

There are many many more options, some clients actually come when you
buy your digital camera (kodakgallery is one)

Ok I think im done now :)

Jen-Cleveland, OH

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Subject: Re: tips on buying a SLR digital camera
From: "Jen Ellis" <just.jen.ellis@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:58:48 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

I used a Canon Rebel EOS model from a few years back for work and was
disappointed in the sharpness of the photos indoors and also how fast
I could take a number of photos together....I would think the newer
models are better though. Anyone know?

I'm a Nikon lover, but I think cameras are like cars. It's so
subjective. Everyone has different goals and objectives when they look
through the viewfinder. I tend to like things super sharp and print
bigger so I like more megapixels and lots of options when focusing.
I'd rather have a heaver camera with more options then spend money and
not be able to do everything I want. My boyfriend has an Easyshare
(personally I think its so crappy) but he thnks it works just fine for
what he needs. :)

But I have also heard that Canon's newer point and shoots are amazing,
and that some kids are using those for photography classes. I've seen
some of the photos and I was shocked at the quality. Plus they are
priced so reasonably!

I would suggest just going to a camera store and playing.

Jen-Cleveland, OH

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Subject: Famous Paintings - Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids
From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 12:05:27 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

Dear Art Educators,

Sergio sent me the following link - It might be new to some of you:
http://gardenofpraise.com/art.htm
Famous Paintings Art Appreciation Lessons.
Each lesson includes a brief biography of the artist, brief
description of the painting and links to more information. There is a
work sheet for each lesson.

I have this site linked on my Art Appreciation page and also on IAD
Art Stuff Lesson plans page.

Regards,

Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department (IAD)
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
Incredible Art Resources
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/

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Subject: Salt dough recipe
From: "Laurie Reber" <Reber.Laurie@chandler.k12.az.us>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 08:24:38 -0700
X-Message-Number: 7

Hello All,

I have a teacher at my school who wants to make totems with her 8th
grade =
English class and wants a recipe for a really good salt dough.

Can anyone help out?

Thanks,
Laurie Reber
AJHS
Arizona

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Subject: RE: tips on buying a SLR digital camera
From: <Laura.Drietz@k12.sd.us>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 12:29:24 -0600
X-Message-Number: 8

I have a Sony 5 mega pixel, and have been very happy with it. It has a
burst mode and video mode for taking quick sequence shots. I also like
the ability to shut the viewfinder off and just look through the
eyepiece to save on batteries. At my previous school, I had the 4 mega
pixel version that burned to a CD. While I liked the convenience of
that, it was not able to take quick pictures, especially at sports
events etc.=20

But then, I had a Kodak Easyshare 2 MPXL, and was perfectly happy with
it until the battery cover broke. I got my money's worth out of it
anyway. =20

Laura Drietz
Art Teacher=20
Brookings Middle School
E-mail laura.drietz@k12.sd.us

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From: Jen Ellis [mailto:just.jen.ellis@gmail.com]=20
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 9:59 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] tips on buying a SLR digital camera

I used a Canon Rebel EOS model from a few years back for work and was
disappointed in the sharpness of the photos indoors and also how fast I
could take a number of photos together....I would think the newer models
are better though. Anyone know?

I'm a Nikon lover, but I think cameras are like cars. It's so
subjective. Everyone has different goals and objectives when they look
through the viewfinder. I tend to like things super sharp and print
bigger so I like more megapixels and lots of options when focusing.
I'd rather have a heaver camera with more options then spend money and
not be able to do everything I want. My boyfriend has an Easyshare
(personally I think its so crappy) but he thnks it works just fine for
what he needs. :)

But I have also heard that Canon's newer point and shoots are amazing,
and that some kids are using those for photography classes. I've seen
some of the photos and I was shocked at the quality. Plus they are
priced so reasonably!

I would suggest just going to a camera store and playing.

Jen-Cleveland, OH

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Subject: Re: organizing digital images
From: "Sidnie Miller" <SMILLER@elko.k12.nv.us>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 12:34:05 -0800
X-Message-Number: 9
My son told me not to clear my SD card, but to keep it as a back up.
Now
that they are cheap--1 gig for $30--it seems like a good idea,
especially
since they are so small.
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Subject: Re: organizing digital images
From: "Jenny Watlington" <pritchard1@verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 15:37:12 -0500
X-Message-Number: 10
Picasa is a great FREE , photo editing and organizing program from
google. 
It will find all your photos on your hard drive and organize them for
you.
Peter
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Subject: Re: organizing digital images
From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 14:38:30 -0700
X-Message-Number: 11
That is a very expensive way to store your images. You can get an =20
extra hard drive
to store images on or put them on CD's.
						Woody
I can fill up my two 1 gig memory cards in just one morning at the =20
Balloon Fiesta.
On Nov 20, 2006, at 1:34 PM, Sidnie Miller wrote:
> My son told me not to clear my SD card, but to keep it as a back =20
> up.  Now
> that they are cheap--1 gig for $30--it seems like a good idea, =20
> especially
> since they are so small.
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
         mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
in powerpoint format, on one CD $17 (includes shipping)
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Ordering Address: PO Box 91703
Albuquerque, NM    87199-1703
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is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction
of your artwork that soars.=94              from: =93Art & Fear=94
Woody's Watercolor Portfolio:
http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/Watercolors.html
Newest Fantastic Triplet Pics:
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Subject: Re: organizing digital images
From: "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 16:44:48 -0600
X-Message-Number: 12
I agree - burning the photos onto CDs is easy, takes minimal storage,
you 
can make a master list if you want on a word document and include it on
the 
CD. Flash drives are relatively inexpensive now, but they are also still
not 
completely reliable. If you don't remove them safely you can corrupt
your 
data. It is also a really bad idea to put them on your keychain or any
other 
way they will be bounced around or bumping against hard objects.
I lost two data sticks for no appearant reason, but I still love my
flash 
drives - I have 4 of them and use them ALL the time, but for temporary 
storage and data transportation. I also always have a backup of the data
on 
them just in case. I may love them, but I don't trust them 100% to keep
data 
safe. They are still a relatively new technology and will surely improve
with time.
~Michal
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
> That is a very expensive way to store your images. You can get an
extra 
> hard drive
> to store images on or put them on CD's.
> Woody
> I can fill up my two 1 gig memory cards in just one morning at the 
> Balloon Fiesta.
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Subject: RE: art as a dumping ground - problem re-explained
From: "John Schuler" <schulerart1028@kc.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 16:44:51 -0600
X-Message-Number: 13
Wow.  This is some of the best advice I have ever read on the board.  =
That
is exactly what I have been doing during my career.  Nobody in my =
building
minimalizes my role in the school because I have done all of this stuff.
The advice about getting to know and be in the good graces of the
secretaries is vital.  You would not believe the amount of influence =
that
they have over administrators and counselors.  You have to get yourself
=
to
think long-term.  Truly plan and build a program and I think you will =
see a
new attitude on everyone.
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From: KPRS2 [mailto:kprs2@earthlink.net]=20
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 2:32 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] art as a dumping ground - problem
re-explained
Melissa gives some great advice to keep your art program in the =
forefront of
the school, and thus pushing the idea that your art program is important
=
and
not just a 'throw away'.
I would like to add a few more suggestions. First of all, if there are =
ANY
commmittees in your school and/or district, run, don't walk to volunteer
=
to
be on them. Let the rest of the school see how serious an educator you =
are.
You need educational allies in your fight to 'legitimize' your art =
program.
Your situation is not unusual. I work very closely with the guidance
department. When they do "dump" a student I make sure to let them know =
that
this is a favor, and I call my favors in quite frequently. I am close =
with
the secretarial staff in the guidance department as well. Work the =
system.
They obviously know how to work you. Over the years, this give and take
=
PLUS
my reputation, has made the 'dumping' less and less. I also believe that
every student deserves a safe place to be, regardless of their attitude,
=
so
sometimes, after the process of elimination for a variety of reasons, I
=
am
it. I work hard to try to reach the student BUT over the years know that
=
not
every key (me for example) fits every lock (student for example) and I =
don't
take it personally. That said, I work the rest of the class, and they in
turn help me work with the disruptive student. Peer pressure DOES work.
=
If
the disruptive student doesn't have an audience, sometimes they give up.
=
But
many eyes (mine and the other students) will help as well.
Teaching art is like the plate spinner at the circus. We have to try to
=
keep
all plates spinning, while juggling, tap dancing and singing all at the
=
same
time. Occasionally a plate will fall and break. Don't beat yourself up =
over
it.
San D
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Subject: Re: art as a dumping ground - problem re-explained
From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 16:35:19 -0700
X-Message-Number: 14
On Nov 20, 2006, at 3:44 PM, John Schuler wrote:
> I would like to add a few more suggestions. First of all, if there =20
> are ANY
> commmittees in your school and/or district, run, don't walk to =20
> volunteer to
> be on them. Let the rest of the school see how serious an educator =20
> you are.
> You need educational allies in your fight to 'legitimize' your art =20
> program.
>
> San D
Years ago when our district began district wide reform efforts our =20
arts administrator
urged every art teacher to volunteer for reform committees in our =20
schools. We made
sure our voices were heard loudly and everywhere. I highly recommend =20
getting
on any committee dealing with change or with budgets. It is an =20
effective strategy.
We went to site based management and building by building, art =20
teachers were
on those management teams.
							Woody
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
         mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
in powerpoint format, on one CD $17 (includes shipping)
http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
Ordering Address: PO Box 91703
Albuquerque, NM    87199-1703
=93The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork
is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction
of your artwork that soars.=94              from: =93Art & Fear=94
Woody's Watercolor Portfolio:
http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/Watercolors.html
Newest Fantastic Triplet Pics:
http://www.taospaint.com/Beautiful/Grandkids.html
My newest watercolors:
http://www.taospaint.com/Portfolio/Recent.html
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Subject: winter count
From: "Carol K." <artcek@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 19:36:01 -0500
X-Message-Number: 15
I just found this website:
http://eee.uci.edu/clients/tcthorne/wintercount/
includes winter count description & pictures:
http://eee.uci.edu/clients/tcthorne/wintercount/whatisawintercount.html
and other pictures:
http://eee.uci.edu/clients/tcthorne/wintercount/ 
archiveofandersonphotos.html
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Subject: Re: tips on buying a SLR digital camera
From: Sarah Critzman <sjcritzman@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 19:57:08 -0800 (PST)
X-Message-Number: 16
I bought an 8mp Olympus E-volt E-500 last summer and I
love it. It came with two lenses and was a great deal
at Office Max for just under 600 dollars. Another good
place to check is newegg.com, I buy most tech things
from that site and haven't ever had a problem.
Sarah in WI
 
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Subject: Re: digital projector
From: "Eileen Ellis" <iforget000@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 23:38:42 -0500
X-Message-Number: 17
St Mels where
Cleveland!
That would be so cool
I am in North Olmsted and have an acvitvboard!
EileenEllis
On 11/18/06, Chris Lincoln <artloverlincoln@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> Thank you so much for all of your suggestions.  My school just had a
> company come out and give us a demo day using SmartBoards and document
> cameras.  How often do you use the SmartBoards and how do you
> incorporate them into your curriculum?  I am an analog person living
> in a digital world!
>
> My school has a student body population of about 560 and now the total
> for the art fundraiser is $4500.  My principal said that since I have
> done all of the work, the Art Dept. (me) can use all of the
> proceeds!!!
>
>
> I sent student artwork to a local company who turns student artwork
> into greeting cards, ver much like Square One.  Some grades focused on
> religious Christmas themes, some on seasonal themes.  My school is a
> Catholic school and Christmas cards are a big deal.
>
> Thanks again for your insights.
>
> Chris
> St. Mel School
>
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Subject: Re: Screen Printing Tutorial
From: "Sharon" <sharon@art-rageous.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 00:29:04 -0500
X-Message-Number: 18
Thanks so much for sharing this--just FINALLY got around to visiting
your 
site!
I'm always looking for new projects for my advanced art kids so I'll
keep 
this in mind!
------------------------------
Sharon
www.art-rageous.net
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From: "Rebecca Burch" <mamallama@gmail.com>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" 
<teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:41 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Screen Printing Tutorial
>I made a screen-printing tutorial to print out and use for my kids who
> are not auditory learners and who need a step-by-step handout to look
> at while doing this project.
>
> http://mamallama.smugmug.com/gallery/2131808/1
>
> I think I may turn it into a Powerpoint presentation, as well, just to
> have.
>
> I thought I might share this here, and invite your suggestions to make
> it better.  If anyone's interested in the powerpoint, email me
> off-list and I will send it to you when I get it finished.
>
> :)
>
> Becky
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