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Re: Art Education and Technology
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Christine Beth Johnson
Sun, 17 Nov 1996 01:52:57 -0500 (EST)
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Diane, I would like to communicate with you quite expensive on this
subject. I'm a PH.D student in instructional systems technology who has
taught arts education/integration for the past 8 years to art teachers in
the schools . I have returned to study in particular, how technology and
the arts "interface". Some suggestions: Keep their mind on the
instruction need for the media. Yes, they need to know who to use it,
but most importantly, they need to learn how to use it for the
instructional reasons. Somebody else can give you much more than I on
the "graphic traing" use of it. I have found that arts education majors
can also get lost in the excitemnt of the imagery control, if they have
not been exposed before to wonderful things like photoshop, etc.
Software such as Hyperstudio that is quite mangageable by students grade
3 on up, is a wonderful ways to teach students organization of thought.
Devlopment of lessons with the support of the media is something that art
teachers might need. I think it is wonderful that you and your students
get to explore this. Keep me posted, if not through this list to me
directly. I am anxious to fee how you are going to be handling some
issues, interaction maintainace in the classroom, etc. There is a lot of
new information to handle , isn't there?
On Sat, 16 Nov 1996, Diane Gregory wrote:
> Hi All!
> I am teaching an art education and technology course next semester at Southwest
> Texas State University for the first time.
> It is a new and required class for art education majors. We have eighteen students
> enrolled. We will have one Macintosh computer for each student and other
> peripheral devices. We will have a fiber optic connection for e-mail and world wide
> web access using Netscape. We have KidPix, ClarisWorks, Micro-soft Word,
> Dabbler, PhotoShop, Macro-Media Director and QuarkX-Press. We will have a black
> and white laser printer and a color ink jet printer and color scanner. We will have an
> ethernet network. All students will have an e-mail account and will be subscribed to
> The course meets twice a week for 2 1/2 hours each time it meets for a total of five
> hours a week. We will also have the computer lab open during the evening for after
> class work.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for me? What topics do you think should be
> covered? What issues should be covered? What assignments do you think would
> be beneficial? Does anyone else out there teach such a course? Any help would
> be appreciated. Thanks a lot!
> Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Art Education
> Art Education and Technology Specialist
> Department of Art & Design
> Southwest Texas State University
> San Marcos, TX 78666
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