Lessons & Instructional Materials | The Elements of Art
The above flip chart seems to be a good example of how I would use a flip chart in an art classroom. It is a presentation software much like power point, or a graphic tool that would, "allow manipulation of images to illustrate documents and web pages." (Roblyer and Doering, 2013). It is a very nice visual tool and has a good amount of images that demonstrate the art elements. I think this visual approach to an art lesson would be the right visual aid. I think I would use this software in particular for review purposes after I have taught a lesson. Having the students flip through the flip book after a lesson would further implement the technique or topic into their heads. Also having the students have access to review materials like this would be a way technology use based on problem solving. If they have questions about techniques or things we have learned they can solve their own questions by reviewing the material, like the material in a flip-chart. I have to admit though that I think there are better programs I would use instead of flip charts, as I am not very familiar with the software.
Using technology and using in an effective thoughtful way takes time and preparation before using it with your students. For me as an art teacher I would be focusing on its visual assistance it could lend to my lessons. "Teachers say technology's visual and interactive qualities can direct students’ attention toward learning tasks," (Roblyer and Doering, 2013). I think using the technology hardware and software out there for its visual and interactive purposes makes the most sense for my future classroom. We also can’t forget though that no matter how much we have up to date hardware and software without teachers who know how to use the software it becomes not effective. "Successful technology programs hinge on well trained, motivated teachers. (Roblyer and Doering, 2013). I for one have many programs and software I can be learning to make me a more effective teacher in the classroom. I do think with the amount of software support tools out there it makes it a lot easier for teachers to be successful. All of the material generators, data collection and analysis tools, graphic tools, planning and organizing tools, research and reference tools, and content-area tools there are a great many options for teachers to enhance their lessons and make technology a regular thing in the classroom.
Roblyer, M.D., and Aaron H. Doering. Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching. 6th ed. Boston: Pearson. 2013. Print.