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Incidentally Teaching Ethics in Digital Art and Design Instruction

After teaching Digital Imaging with Adobe Photoshop and Digital Illustration with Adobe Illustrator here at The Beekman School, I’ve come to realize the classes not only serve to teach the students various aspects of art and design, but also give rise to teachable moments in the responsible use of technology.

Using Technology to Exercise the Mind

Virtually all schools have a technology requirement.  Common sense tells us that this is because our world is increasingly dependent upon technology, and it’s important to be able to utilize it.  Here at Beekman, however, we go beyond the basics and learn technology through the execution of “fun” software.  This is certainly more engaging for students, but there are more benefits than meet the eye.

Internet Inspiration

It’s time for summer, and with the end of your beloved computer course comes the great possibility that all that hard-learned software knowledge will go out the window.  It takes practice and more practice to retain the acumen of using programs like Photoshop or Maya.  And if you don’t have your own personal copy, how are you going to keep that acuity?

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