ERIC Number: ED302497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputers in Art Education: An Introductory Vocabulary for Art Teachers Who Need To Make Sense of New Technology.
This booklet provides introductory information and terminology for art teachers concerning the use of microcomputers in elementary and secondary school art classes. Part 1 describes the sizes and uses of microcomputers and distinguishes between maxi, mini, micro, lap, and handheld computers. Part 2 discusses: (1) basic microcomputer hardware and peripheral equipment, such as keyboards, monitors, disk drives, printers, plotters, and modems; and (2) how to create images through use of a mouse, touchpads and graphics' tablets, joysticks, paddles, lite pens, scanners, clip art, and voice activation and how to retrieve various images from the computer. Part 3 explains basic procedures for classroom care of microcomputers and describes floppy disks, while part 4 discusses microcomputer art software packages for specific elementary and secondary grade levels and provides purchasing information. Part 5 suggests microcomputer training possibilities for art teachers. (JHP)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Basic Vocabulary, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Microcomputers, Training
National Art Education Association, 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Art Education Association, Reston, VA.