In December, 1995 the technology survey was sent to 990 private schools in Wisconsin and by February, 1996 177 schools responded. The questionnaire dealt with types of computers, peripherals, internet access, networking, the purposes for which computers were being used, software types, and future plans. Results of the survey are as follows.
Computers in Use:
Printers in Use:
30% Dot Matrix
9% Black and White
Present Use for Computers: (136 schools reporting)
94 schools use computers for research
107 schools use computers for reference
97 schools use computers for play
19% of the schools use computers for other purposes
Types of software in use:
30% plan access to the internet
15% plan to acquire more MAC's
7% plan to acquire more IBM's
19% plan to increase MAC software
6% plan to obtain multimedia equipment
Undergraduate and Continuing Education in Art at Mount Mary College
Mount Mary College will offer several opportunities for teachers in the area to attend workshops or courses on using the computer for artmaking.
MATERIALS USED IN TRAINING UNIT WRITERS
Cole, Robert W., Editor. Educating Everybody's Child. Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD. 1995
Drake, Susan. Planning integrated Curriculum: The Call to Adventure. Alexandria, Virginia:
Herman, Joan L., Pamela R. Aschbacher, and Lynn Winters. A Practical Guide to Alternative Assessment. Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD. 1992.
Jacobs, Heidi Hayes. Interdisciplinary Curriculum Planning: Design and Implementation.
Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD. 1989.
Johnson, David W., Roger T. Johnson, and Edythe J. Holubec. Cooperative Learning in the Classroom. Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD. 1994.
Kagan, Spencer. Cooperative Learning. San Juan Capistrano, CA: Kagan Cooperative
Marzasno, Robert J., A Different Kind of Classroom - Dimensions of Learning. Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD. 1992.
Reiser, Robert A., and Walter Dick. Instructional Planning (Second Edition). Needham Heights, MA: Simon and Schuster Company. 1996.
Sumner, Deborah, Editor. Whole Teaching. Peterborough, NH: The Society for Developmental
Tomlinson, Carol Ann. How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms. Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD. 1995.
Wyman, Sarah LaBrec. How to Respond to Your Culturally Diverse Student Population.
Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD. 1993.
Marcia D'Arcangelo, Executive Producer. Integrating the Curriculum (Tapes 1 and 2). Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD. 1993.
Marcia D'Arcangelo, Executive Producer. Redesigning Assessment (Tapes 1, 2, and 3). Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD. 1992
HYPERSTUDIO ACROSS THE CURRICULUM & GRADE LEVEL
Presented by Noreen Strehlow
K-8 computer Lab Specialist at Holy Family Whitefish Bay since 1990
Co-President Elect of the Milwaukee Educational Computing Association (MECA)
Editors Note: The icons that were used by Ms. Strehlow are not included.
JUNIOR AND SENIOR KINDERGARTEN:
Hand Tool - used for page turning in book stacks (Color Me/Chef Tom)
Arrow - used for selecting items from the menus
Paintbrush - used for drawing their first pictures on the computer (many discover that double clicking will allow them to change the shape of their brush)
Eraser - I try to steer them away from the eraser ( You need to emphasize the fact that it is not a paintbrush or they will spend too much time using it to fill their screens with bricks or hearts. Once the eraser has been contaminated by changing it to a color, any new stack started or new card will be filled with that color or pattern. It should remain white.)
Use + N to get a new card rather than waste time erasing.
Paint Bucket - used for filling in areas of the Color Me Stack ( it takes quite a bit of practice to get the drip area of the bucket into the white sections and not on the black line of the picture, we use UNDO often.)
Magnifying Glass - used for coloring in areas too small for the paint bucket
Tearing off the Tool and Color Menus
Selecting New Stack & Open Stack from the FILE MENU
Selecting UNDO from the EDIT MENU or using + Z
Double Clicking on a pattern or mixed color in order to mix a new color
Line Tool - used for creating a simple horizon line in their drawings
Spray Paint Can - used for adding soft shading to spheres or clouds
Circle & Box Tools - used for making areas that may be filled with colors or patterns they have edited
Filled Circle Tool - used for making snowmen on a dark blue background, the sun in a light blue sky, a crescent moon on a pitch black night, grapes, or a color wheel
Filled Box Tool - used for making brick houses, color wheels with square blocks, robot bodies
Pencil Tool - used for making small details to self-portraits such as eye lashes, adding the "pricklies" on a cactus, or for creating a mountainous horizon line
Text Tool - used for adding names or short sentences to their pictures
Using +> and +< to move forward and backward through cards without buttons
Double-Clicking on the line and brush tools to change the size or shape
Selecting Draw Filled from the OPTION MENU
Editing Box - used for erasing areas or moving clip art or pasted down text
Lasso - used for capturing clip art
( This is a skill that we spend several sessions on in a variety of ways because it is one of the most difficult to master and the most useful.)
Using Load Background from the FILE MENU ( We load a background like a tree, and then practice lassoing clip art to create a scene)
Using Save Screen from the FILE MENU in order to save their drawings
Using + B to Add a Button that will trigger the path animation NBA
( This requires step by step instruction, and not just a simple demonstration.)
Using Save Stack As from the FILE MENU in order to create their Hyperfolio Stack
Getting students used to saving and naming their work
Using + C to copy a graphic and + V to paste
(This is very handy for creating a custom border, and the same keyboard commands are used in other paint programs such as Print Shop Companion Editors, ClarisWorks, and Superpaint.)
Double-Clicking on the TEXT TOOL in order to change the text size and style.
By this time, the studnets are fairly comfortable with all the paint tools, but some may still need practice lassoing clipart. They understand the concept of cards, buttons, and stacks in general, and now can use the program as a complete tool. We create buttons, practice using the transitions, and add sounds from sound disks. By this time, students have at least one or two "keeper" screens from earlier years in their Hyperfolio, but now they can design the "Cover Card" for the stack.
Using + T to ADD a TEXT ITEM in which an AppleWorks file can be imported
(Since third grade is when I introduce them to AppleWorks, they should have a few stories or poems stored on their disk which can now be brought into their Hyperfolios.)
Using the microphone to record their voice and add it to a button (Wear ear plugs! Sound is very attractive to the students, but be sure it is the absolute last thing they need to complete a project. If you let them work with the sound too soon, you can kiss productivity good bye!)
Using Replace Colors from the OPTIONS MENU in order to clean up scanned graphics
(This is a good age group to make an electronic book. Use a book commonly read in a primary grade and scan the drawings. Then have the students choose Standard Colors from the OPTION MENU. Replace the three colors surrounding a corner color with that corner color and then make sure the black outline is clean and free of holes. The students color the pictures and add the text. This project engages the fifth graders in the graphic process, teaching them attention to detail, precision work, and when they see the little ones reading the book, it gives the entire process a practical meaning.)
Using the Color Editor under the EXTRAS MENU,the students also learn how to colorize a black and white scanned graphic.
Students will continue to work on their Hyperfolio text files. They can also scan drawings they have done, load them as backgrounds for their stories, and colorize them.
SIXTH, SEVENTH,& EIGHTH GRADES: should be able to combine all elements in a wide range of projects.
Andover School Technology Plan
Amon Carter Museum - American Art Resource
Art Education Resources
Art History Resources on the Web
Artists on the Web
Art Lex a dictionary of visual art terminology
Arts and Ecology
Art Techniques, Model Magic Activities and...
Arts Wire Web Base
Berit's Best Sites for Children
Big Six Information Problem-Solving Basics
Bob Miller's Light Walk
Carnegie Mellon Center for Arts Management and Technology
Ceramic Art Teachers/Potters
Children's Books on the Ancient World - a Selective Bibliography
Classroom Connect - Grades Global Resources and Directory of Educational Sites
Craig Roland - Links
Creative Play - Cartoon Activities and Info
Educating for the Workplace Through the Arts
Education (Includes K - 12)
Educational Resources - Whale Songs and "Action Painting"
Facts About the National Endowment for the Arts
Fair Use of Copyrighted Works
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
The Franklin Institute Science Museum
History/Social Studies Web Site for K - 12 Teachers
The Incredible Art Department
International Council of Museums
Japanese and Japanese American Art and Culture
K - 12 Art
A K12 World Wide Web Project
Learn the Net
Learning With the World
Le Web Louvre-France
Math - Elementary Teachers' Place
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Educational Opportunities
Milwaukee Art Museum
National Museum of American Art
National Art Education Association ( NAEA )
National Standards for Arts Education
Science and Art - Chris Butler Space Art Gallery
Science and Art - A Community of Trees
Science and Art - NOVA SPACE ART
Welcome to Classroom Connect ( K - 12 ) for Teachers and Students
World Art Resources
World Wide Web Workbook