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Lesson Plans

computer in artroom

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Lily Kerns (
Thu, 21 Nov 1996 07:56:35 -0600

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Unless you are teaching High school, you may be lucky to get a classroom
with even 1 computer. There are some well equipped labs, of course, but
that's not yet the norm.

However, with a bit of finagling, you can still use computers in your
curriculum. Even Windows Paint is better than nothing!

The secret, in my experience is
a. planning special projects that can either be done by individuals or
small groups when and where the computer is available;

b. if a computer is available in your room, you can plan projects where
part of the class works in traditional media and a few of the class do
the same project on the computer. This offers opportunity for some
interesting discussions and comparisons.
My web site has a project of this type.

Almost any 2-D project can be adapted for use on the computer--and
planning, sketching etc can be done for 3D.

If your level is HS or above, take a look at _The Painter WOW
Book_(Pendavis and Benson, Peachpit Press). On second thought, take a
look anyway!

Best wishes for your teaching experience.

Lily Kerns (CWKerns)
Busy Teachers'  Web Kit

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