Digital images are quickly becoming the preferred way to present
fine art images in the classroom. Whether using computers or an overhead projector,
Davis digital images are a versatile way to present primary source material.
Here are just a few of the benefits of using Davis digital images in your classroom:
Show images in a presentation or classroom discussion
Encourage students to explore a variety of cultures and time periods
Supplement the images in a textbook or lesson to help students
better understand a concept
Inspire the creative process
Make connections to art across curriculum
With digital images, multiple teachers can access primary source materials at the
same time. Art images from around the world can be used throughout your school.
Getting Started Digital images can be viewed on a computer screen or projected
using an LCD projector. There are several programs with which you can display digital
images. Some will simply show the image, such as a Web browser or image viewer.
Other programs allow you to create presentations with text and effects.
Here are just a few options:
Davis Digital - tag, present, and share your Davis
images. Click here to learn more.
Web Browser - open the image file using the web
browser of your choice
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer - arrange image
files and display them in slide shows
Apple Preview - display images at full screen
Adobe Acrobat - select image files to import,
arrange order, and display at full screen view
PowerPoint - create presentations with text and
Images can also be viewed directly from CD or DVD on a televison monitor using a DVD player. Images are formated to be viewed via computer screen or projector, so some adjustments to your television display settings may be necessary.
In the Artroom Listed below are just a few ideas to help you start incorporating
digital images into your lessons.
Show examples of artwork discussed in a lesson when you cannot
go to the museum
Use images as preparation or review for museum field trips
Start classroom discussions about a work of art, building, time
period, or culture
Teach students the elements and principles of design
Supplement the images in a textbook
Lead into art lessons and projects with fine art examples
Reinforce critical thinking skills by analyzing images in independent
and group study projects
Assess student ability to describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate
Order images on Davis Digital and each teacher in your school can access images with personal accounts. Add customized
tags, create instant web-based slide shows, and share images with students. Click here to learn more.
An image management — Digital Asset Management (DAM) —
database can be helpful when housing images on a school or district secure network.
Multiple teachers can search and view images within the system without worrying
about an image’s availability.
Use the image information provided with each Davis digital image
to ensure that teachers can search for and find what they need. Schools and districts
may choose to add additional information to customize their searches, such as keywords.
Guidelines for use of the images as outlined in the Digital Licensing Agreement
can also be included.
Software and DAM options are listed in the Online Resources section
Education World: The Educator’s Best Friend www.educationworld.com
Use the search feature to look for PowerPoint related articles. Includes step-by-step
instructions and tips for integrating PowerPoint into lessons.