American Sign Museum
explains the history of the sign industry and its contribution
to commerce and the American landscape. Read museum news, view
online exhibits, and research biographies, related events, book
reviews, and sites. Includes topical forum.
Lessons for most of a year-long secondary-level
graphic design class introducing Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
applications on Apple Macintosh computers.
Finding that high school students enrolled in his graphic design
class had little patience for listening to him lecturing to them
[shocking!], this teacher posted his lessons and assignments
online. From that point on, when he addressed the class collectively,
it was usually limited to a couple of minutes at the beginning
and end of each session to remind students of deadlines for assignments,
to wish them well, etc. Presenting lessons in this way removed
the need to monitor students' attention to lectures, and allowed
the instructor to spend more time working with individuals, resulting
in more cheerful and cooperative teenagers. The course was taught
at a suburban Phoenix, Arizona public high school in 2001-2002.
There are no lessons posted for the first quarter, during which
the classroom's 40 computers weren't working. This was just as
well, because starting with pencils and paper put a needed emphasis
on dealing with the most basic issues of art and design.