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From: Sherry Syrie (ssyrie_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 09 2008 - 12:06:56 PDT


Regarding Ipods-I allow them (if my school does) but I say they can have
"1 ear in, 1 ear out" so I don't worry about them not hearing
instructions as the period goes along. It works out well, and is a
reasonable compromise between the two of us.
Sherry Syrie
Cheney, WA

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TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Wednesday, October 08, 2008.

1. RE: quickie sub plans
2. ipods in art class?
3. RE: ipods in art class?
4. Re: ipods in art class?
5. Re: RE:ipods in art class?
6. Re: ipods in art class?
7. Re: ipods in art class?
8. Re: ipods in art class?
9. online flipbook ?
10. Re: [ArtsEducators] online flipbook ?
11. Shout out to New Jersey Art Educators
12. RE: online flipbook ?
13. Re: ipods in art class?
14. RE: online flipbook ?
15. Participation in TeacherArtExchange

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Subject: RE: quickie sub plans
From: mwhiteec@cablemodem.com.ec
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 06:55:05 -0500 (ECT)
X-Message-Number: 1

As always, our list members come through. Maggie, this is a great idea;
combines art and English and some critical thinking. Just wish I could
be
there to play with them!

Maggie

Maggie Tucker wrote:
> Why not an autobiographical book jacket?
>
> Maggie Tucker, NBCT '07

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Subject: ipods in art class?
From: "Rebecca Burch" <mamallama@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 11:33:58 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

Do any of you let students listen to personal music players (ipods, CD
players, etc...) in art class?

My school has a STRICT no-electronics rule and is not big on allowing
student-selected music in any class.... buuuut.... I've been given a
really huge group of 8th graders and have actually gotten the
administration to hear me out on the possiblity of allowing students
to bring ipods as an incentive for good behavior. I said they'll hear
me out... but it's a hard sell!

So do any of you have them, and how is it working for you? I read
somewhere that someone has them and class has gotten quieter! This
would be a really good point to bring up if you're really experiencing
a reduction in noise and behavior issues.

The one big downside would be if the ipods became a distraction...
sharing, "Hey, listen to this song!", etc....

So, what are your experiences?

Becky
Charleston, WV

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Subject: RE: ipods in art class?
From: Jane <jpawlow2@optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 15:58:14 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

Becky,

I allow students to listen to ipods, etc. only after they have received
any
directions from me for the day. They also know that I must not be able
to
hear their music and if I talk to the class or them, they must be turned
off. They know that if they abuse this, they lose the privilege to bring
them to class. I find that it allows the students to focus on their work
rather than their friends. They often sit two to an ipod and share music
but
they are relatively quiet otherwise they wouldn't hear the music.

Jane

Do any of you let students listen to personal music players (ipods, CD
players, etc...) in art class?

My school has a STRICT no-electronics rule and is not big on allowing
student-selected music in any class.... buuuut.... I've been given a
really huge group of 8th graders and have actually gotten the
administration to hear me out on the possiblity of allowing students
to bring ipods as an incentive for good behavior. I said they'll hear
me out... but it's a hard sell!

So do any of you have them, and how is it working for you? I read
somewhere that someone has them and class has gotten quieter! This
would be a really good point to bring up if you're really experiencing
a reduction in noise and behavior issues.

The one big downside would be if the ipods became a distraction...
sharing, "Hey, listen to this song!", etc....

So, what are your experiences?

Becky
Charleston, WV

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Subject: Re: ipods in art class?
From: "Sue Stevens" <suestevens@rogers.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 17:25:37 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4
I agree with Jane with how she deals with the i-pods/mps.
I also allow them in class, and will fight against any school wide ban
on 
them!
The rules in the room are simple..
1.  They must be 'unplugged' when I am talking (ie: mp3 player OFF and 
earphones OUT of ears)
2.  It is a privilege that will be lost if abused.
3.  The music must be quiet.
I usually spend a while reminding the students "more time on your work,
less 
time choosing play lists!", but that gets under control quickly.
For a lot of students with ADD or ADHD, being able to 'plug in' allows
that 
student to focus in class and stay on task.  It allows the students to
'tune 
out' the rest of the class. 
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Subject: Re: RE:ipods in art class?
From: "Peter Pritchard" <pritchard1@verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 17:44:25 -0400
X-Message-Number: 5
 I second what Jane said exactly, except I don't allow them to share
either- 
which helps avoid distractions.  Also- with my art foundations classes,
I 
make them "earn" the right by working well for 5 weeks before they can
use 
them.  I do my best creating to music and I think it really does help 90
percent of my students focus and stay on task.   Plus it's funny to
watch 
them lip sync and do a little jive from time to time when they think no
one 
is watching.
Peter
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Subject: RE:[teacherartexchange] ipods in art class?
>
>
> Becky,
>
> I allow students to listen to ipods, etc. only after they have
received 
> any
> directions from me for the day. They also know that I must not be able
to
> hear their music and if I talk to the class or them, they must be
turned
> off. They know that if they abuse this, they lose the privilege to
bring
> them to class. I find that it allows the students to focus on their
work
> rather than their friends. They often sit two to an ipod and share
music 
> but
> they are relatively quiet otherwise they wouldn't hear the music.
>
> Jane
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Subject: Re: ipods in art class?
From: "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 17:17:03 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6
I allow ipods in my classroom as long as "I don't notice them". Students
today are huge multi-taskers that they often have problems focusing on
just 
one thing. I find mine can tune out their classmates and focus more
easily 
on their art project when they are "plugged in". However, the second the
ipod becomes the distraction (sharing songs, fiddling with it in class, 
whatever the excuse), then not only does the ipod get turned off, but it
becomes my possession for the remainder of the day. Ask your
administrator 
for a trial run to see how it works. Sell your students on the 
expectations - this is a HUGE opportunity for them, and they are
responsible 
for whether the ipods are allowed to stay or go. On a side note, our 
district finally came to the concensus that MS/HS students are now
allowed 
to use their cell phones between classes and during lunch. Cell phone 
distraction has gone down completely - I haven't had to confiscate a
cell 
phone since the new rule came into effect since the students know they
will 
be allowed to use them during specific times. I'm the technology leader
in 
our district and we are struggling to find a way to teach today's
students, 
because yesterday's methods just aren't effective!
~Michal
3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
HS Digital Communications
Technology Integration Specialist
http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
http://spotlight.digication.com/maustin
> So do any of you have them, and how is it working for you?  I read
> somewhere that someone has them and class has gotten quieter!  This
> would be a really good point to bring up if you're really experiencing
> a reduction in noise and behavior issues.
>
> The one big downside would be if the ipods became a distraction...
> sharing, "Hey, listen to this song!", etc....
>
> So, what are your experiences?
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Subject: Re: ipods in art class?
From: Sharon <sharon@art-rageous.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 18:55:14 -0400
X-Message-Number: 7
Our school also has a strict "no i-pods during the school day" rule.
Actually, when I first started teaching at this school it was a strict
"no walkmans during the school day" rule. ;-)
Despite that, years ago I went to our headmaster, pleaded my case, and
students were given the opportunity to use them, on a conditional
basis.  Most kids did great, but a few didn't (Walkmans started
turning up in other classes after they were allowed in my class...),
and the privilege was lost across the board.
It really WAS very successful in my class and wasn't distracting.
Kids came in, turned their music on, were quiet and WORKED the whole
time.  I really saw an increase in productivity.
Hmm... so yeah, maybe I SHOULD revisit this issue with the powers that
be....  We have a new headmaster this year (same director of
academics, though, and he was part of the original veto) but I'd like
to try it again.
-- 
Sharon
www.art-rageous.net
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Subject: Re: ipods in art class?
From: "go4art@juno.com" <go4art@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 23:33:51 GMT
X-Message-Number: 8
I too struggle with the goal to integrate technology while lots of it is
still "banned". I am wondering how many of us listen to music while we
work? Would we want to always work to the selections of others? With so
much choice in the art room why not music?!
We also have a no electronics policy, but art and special ed have
special dispensations! That said, most classes operate well without
them. While with others that have been allowed to use them I have seen
increased focus on their work, less distraction from friends and less
distractions to others.
I do think you need to develop community agreements about how that will
sound, look like, etc when in use (no during class discussions, low
volume or whatever). My students know if they leave the room with them
out they will be taken away. Back into the lockers they must go!  
Just my thoughts. Keep us posted on the decision.
creatively, 
Linda Kieling
middle school in Oregon 
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Subject: online flipbook ?
From: "go4art@juno.com" <go4art@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 23:43:24 GMT
X-Message-Number: 9
I am working with the science teacher for some integrated art activities
for her classes. We have previously used the Wacom drawing tablets and a
flipbook site that is now blocked on our server....gggrrr...anyway. In
case it is not blocked on yours www.benettonplay.com/toys/flipbook/
I have been unable to locate something else students can use to create
animated flipbooks online. Does anyone else know of one?
thanks in advance~
creatively,
Linda Kieling
(middle school in Oregon)
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Subject: Re: [ArtsEducators] online flipbook ?
From: Denise Pannell <cen_aca_dp@nwoca.org>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 20:04:47 -0400
X-Message-Number: 10
Can you ask your Tech Coordinator to unblock the site for you? We came
back to school with a new web washer and my Artsonia site was blocked. I
asked our TC & he unblocked it along with several other sites. They just
have to be checked to be sure they are legitimate & there should be no
problem.
Just a thought...
Denise Pannell
http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=36837
 On Wed 08/10/08  7:43 PM , "go4art@juno.com" go4art@juno.com sent:
We have previously used the Wacom drawing tablets and a
> flipbook site that is now blocked on our server....gggrrr...anyway. In
case
> it is not blocked on yours 
> www.benettonplay.com/toys/flipbook/
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Subject: Shout out to New Jersey Art Educators
From: San D Hasselman <shasselman@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 00:20:18 +0000
X-Message-Number: 11
Just want to give a "shout out" to the New Jersey Educators who
participated in, and helped to make our annual art teacher's convention
a success. It was great fun meeting some of you from the list as
well...names to faces...
 
I truly enjoyed hearing Faith Ringgold speak and seeing her power point
on her commissioned pieces. This year I did two workshop sessions on
Shadow Puppets. Sharing with my colleagues helps me to walk in the shoes
of art educators on many levels, from Charter Schools, Private Schools,
Public Schools and Special Schools. As a high school educator I
sometimes forget what the other levels are capable of, and the
elementary and middle school educators I met always remind me of how
extensive art education is and how talented art teachers are.
 
Thanks to all who gave workshops as well, as we keep making our
profession updated and strong.
 
San D
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Subject: RE: online flipbook ?
From: "Cheryl Lloyd" <clloyd@ceres.k12.ca.us>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 18:10:28 -0700
X-Message-Number: 12
My district can unblock sites individually.  If I have one I use, I send
in a request, and they usually unblock it.  I just thought there might
be a possibility they would do it for you...just a thought.  
 
Cheri Lloyd
Art Teacher / Beginning Teacher Mentor
Whitmore Charter School of the Arts and Technology
3435 Don Pedro Road
Ceres, CA  95370
209.556.1610
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Subject: [teacherartexchange] online flipbook ?
I am working with the science teacher for some integrated art activities
for her classes. We have previously used the Wacom drawing tablets and a
flipbook site that is now blocked on our server....gggrrr...anyway. In
case it is not blocked on yours www.benettonplay.com/toys/flipbook/
I have been unable to locate something else students can use to create
animated flipbooks online. Does anyone else know of one?
thanks in advance~
creatively,
Linda Kieling
(middle school in Oregon)
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Subject: Re: ipods in art class?
From: play2cre8 <play2cre8@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 21:55:49 -0400
X-Message-Number: 13
I wish we could - I am sure our new administration wouldn't even
consider it... and I have to be a team player.
I do play my iPod all the time, and I just downloaded an audio book
for some of the classes -    has anyone ever used books on tape in
their rooms?  I have read to classes before - just hard to juggle.  I
am thinking of having parent volunteers come in to read to some while
we are working -
Ellen
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Subject: RE: online flipbook ?
From: "go4art@juno.com" <go4art@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 04:44:26 GMT
X-Message-Number: 14
Cheryl, thanks for the suggestion. It is actually through the
Educational Service District so it is for multiple districts and they
won't unblock them individually! Although they did recently unblock
YouTube!!!! I did find the original offline version to download and I
think that may work our ok! Still hoping for an online version though.
thanks again~creatively,
Linda Kieling
middle school in Oregon
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Subject: Participation in TeacherArtExchange
From: "K J" <kj2008art@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 18:55:45 +1100
X-Message-Number: 15
Hi all,
I am an Australian student studying online communities and I was
wondering if I could get some help from the members of this community.
Posts peaked at over 1600 a month in year 2000 and have since then
dwindled to less than 200 per month, the lowest since creation. Why is
this? Is it the listserv format? Or other reasons?
Are there any other problems (technical, social, pedagogical etc) with
being a member of this community?
What do you perceive as being the greatest benefit to being a member?
thank you for taking the time to respond. If you would like to reply
privately, I have set up an email account for this purpose:
kj2008art@gmail.com
regards
KJ
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