ERIC Number: ED370594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction of Technology into the Art Curriculum.
Dana, Ann S.
Two initiatives to introduce technology into the art curriculum of a school district are described. The initiatives gave permission for money to be spent on third-grade and middle-school programs. Both were designed around the existing art curriculum and attempted to take advantage of hardware the district already owned. In the third-grade program, the educational objective was to introduce students to computers and software as tools and media for creating art through computer graphics. Students completed the five lessons and were videotaped as they presented their art work to an audience. The middle school initiative gave advanced students an experience that was relevant to the commercial uses of art. Students learned to create and alter computer images and to create animation. Evaluation found the third-grade initiative successful because of excellent communication and cooperation, and expansion to the district's other schools was recommended. An increased level of art literacy was seen in middle school students, and the continuation of the program was recommended. A concept map is attached. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Animation, Art Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Curriculum Development, Editing, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Film Production, Grade 3, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Technological Advancement, Videotape Recordings, Visual Arts, Visual Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Visual Literacy in the Digital Age: Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (25th, Rochester, New York, October 13-17, 1993); see IR 055 055.