Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Technology Teachers Provide Art Lessons

ISTE, the International Society for Technology Education, has produced a book of art lessons for technology and art education.

NETS•S Curriculum Series: Visual Arts Units for All Levels presents 20 classroom projects that use technology in support of visual art in the curriculum.

According to the promotional material:

"It offers 20 classroom projects that use technology in support of visual art in the curriculum. They run the gamut of artmaking approaches including drawing, painting, design, drafting, and printmaking,
as well as sculpture and three-dimensional design.

Author Mark Gura has designed these projects to be flexible and easily modified to fit a wide variety of grade levels and individual classroom needs. Most involve ancillary reading, learning, and research and engage the student in reflection, analysis, and criticism.

NETS·S: Visual Arts Units for All Levels/ is more than a compilation of art projects; it is an entirely new method for engaging pupils across multiple disciplines, topic spaces, and interests.

A well-chosen image has always been an important tool for instruction. While rooted in the most basic and ancient of human needs and behaviors, art is as relevant today in the information age as it was in the print and pre-print eras, perhaps even more so. Some of the skills covered in these units are working with graphics files (such as selecting, saving as, converting, importing), creating slide shows, hyper linking multimedia, digital animation, and virtual reality, among others. The projects described in this book are designed to be flexible and can be modified to fit a wide variety of grade levels and individual classroom needs."

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