Armstrong High School

Melissa Hoener
Kittanning , PA
Feb 28, 2019
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This is currently my fourth year teaching at Armstrong High School. I typically teach art to grades 7, 8, and 9. I find that my students are not always attentive during art class demonstrations. When I show my students what to do for a project, they now need to crowd around one desk to see. This setup typically poses a problem with junior high school students. The close proximity often entices touching, goofing around, etc. With large class sizes, some also have to stand further back and cannot see the demonstrations well. Using a document camera would greatly change up my ability to give successful demonstrations, with less student distractions. Students would be able to remain in their seats while I demonstrate, and I would be able to give them a large, close up view of the techniques. Thank you for your consideration!