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Education

"Using technology to demonstrate teaching and learning is the best way for educators to prove that they are using technology to enhance teaching and learning."

Presentations

Remote Interviews with Skype - NJECC Presentation on using Skype, March, 2007

Poetry In Motion NAEA Presentation, NYC, March, 2007 - Volunteers from the session were given lines from a poem to dramatize. The dramatizations were videotaped and transferred to iMovie. I demonstrated the process of editing the video and adding graphics, titles and credits. I created a QuickTime video of the performance that is posted on the web. To see the video and learn more about the presentation click here. This session gave attendees a step-by-step experience of working with digital video. They experienced the entire process from start to finish. Examples of my work with students and digital video may be seen at: http://www.wyckoffschools.org/eisenhower/teachers/olejarz/digitalvideo/index.html

Digital Imaging Presentation at the National Art Education Association Annual Meeting in Boston, March, 2005.

Digital Video in the Art Room - - Developments in digital video and software give art teachers and their students an opportunity to produce professional video projects. Student video projects and an introduction to iMovie will be presented. Comparable PC software information will also be available. Presented at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference, April, 2004 and the Art Educators of New Jersey Annual Conference, 2003

NJECC Presentation - From Prints to Pixels - The Evolving Digital Image - Digital cameras, scanners, imaging software, printers, computers and the internet empower students and teachers to use images more effectively than traditional film based photographs. One picture may be worth a thousand words, but a digital image may be used in thousands of ways and seen by thousands of people. This presentation explores some of the possibilities of digital images in education. March 11, 2003

Digital Imaging with Photoshop Elements and KidPix - Links to tutorials and lesson plans that use Photoshop Elements and KidPix, two popular digital imaging applications. March, 2003

Developing an Art Web Site for your School District - A web site should demonstrate that students, teachers and administrators have an understanding of the capabilities of technology and are able to use it to enhance learning, promote creativity, solve problems and communicate effectively as well as increase productivity. Presented to the Art Administrators of NJ, March, 2002

Digital Imaging - An introduction to Digital Imaging based on the middle school classes I have taught. Presented at the Art Educators of NJ's Annual Conference, October, 2001.

Creating Student Web Portfolios - An outline of how to set up web portfolios for the students in your classes. Presented at the Art Educators of NJ's Annual Conference, October, 2000.

Publications and Essays

Drawing in One-Point Perspective - This site has over one hundred pages of animations and illustrations that introduce the principles of one-point perspective and provide step-by-step instructions for drawing objects in one-point perspective. August, 1999

One-Point Perspective Handouts, Interactive CDs and Interactive DVDs are now available.

Seventh-Grade Perspective Drawings - examples of my students' one-point perspective drawings.(site no longer available)

Perspective Resources on the WWW - links to pages with historical information, examples of images and examples of student perspective drawings.

One-Point Perspective Handouts, Interactive CDs and Interactive DVDs are now available

Integrating Technology into the Art Curriculum - Discussion of using technology as a creative tool, presentation tool, for computer assisted instruction and as a virtual learning environment. Fall, 1996.

"Capturing the Moving Present," an essay by Harold Olejarz, is included in Video Art for the Classroom, a National Art Education Association publication. “An Art Teacher's Guide to the Internet,” a textbook by Craig Roland, includes material written by Olejarz on the artist interview project done by his sixth-grade digital video students. “Open Source Software is Geek-Speak for Free,” a guide to free software available on the Internet by Harold Olejarz was included in the online edition of SchoolArts Magazine. Telling Tales with Video was included in the October, 2006 issue of SchoolArts Magazine. Download a sample of the Digital Media e-Guide Olejarz wrote for Davis Publications. The e-Guide contains an overview of hardware and software of interest to art educators.

Digital Media e-Guide - Information about today's digital tools for the art room. This introduction to technology tools for the art room was written as a supplement to The Visual Experience, by Jack Hobbs, Richard A. Salome, and Ken Vieth. The Digital Media e-Guide is available as PDF files from the Davis Publications website. PDFs include: Hardware overview—from hard drives and printers to digital cameras and digital video cameras. Software overview—from drawing and painting software to animation and Web publishing software

NAEA Publication No. 215 | Video Art for the Classroom
This anthology features contributions from over 18 video artists and educators including Harold Olejarz. Each contributing author offers a diverse approach to the use of video art with students. This book offers examples spanning a broad range of various technological levels, and projects ranging from the shoebox "camera" to actual animation, documentary, broadcast journalism, and more. Each chapter relays a distinct account of how video art was and can be used successfully in the K-12 classroom or community to make art come alive—regardless of budget or technological savvy. George and Ilona Szekely, Editors

Developing a School Web Site - A school's web site reflects the culture, values and vision of the institution. It should demonstrate that students, teachers, administrators, parents, and support staff have an understanding of the capabilities of technology and are able to use it to enhance learning, promote creativity, solve problems and communicate effectively as well as increase productivity. June, 2001

How to Use the Internet to Communicate with Your Audiences - This talk was presented to the New Jersey School Public Relations Association Spring Workshop. It focuses on using school and district web sites to demonstrate the excellence of a school district. April, 1999

Middle School Web Site as a Virtual Bulletin Board - This essay,written in November, 1998, describes the eight major areas of the BF web site I designed as my sabbatical project.

Integrating Technology into the Art Curriculum - Discussion of using technology as a creative tool, presentation tool, for computer assisted instruction and as a virtual learning environment. Fall, 1996.

The Computer as a Presentation Tool - The beauty of a computer is that it is a file cabinet, a display case and a digital darkroom all in one. Text, images and sounds may be digitized for storage and manipulation in the computer and then presented using the computer.

Curriculum

Eisenhower Middle School, Wyckoff, NJ, September, 2001 to present - The home page for the classes I am presently teaching.

Digital Imaging - Seventh-grade students use digital cameras, scanners, imaging software, printers and computers to explore the artistic potential of new imaging technology and solve visual problems. Students learn how to plan and produce digital images that demonstrate an understanding of composition, light, color, visual impact and art history. Hands-on projects include digital painting, digital photography, image capture, image manipulation and graphic design problems.

Digital Video - Students learn to become more media literate. They learn to plan and produce video projects, decode images and messages within media and decide what makes a powerful and effective message. Students develop interview skills, public speaking skills and learn to interpret and dramatize poetry.

TV Production - ETV Morning News - Eighth-grade students in this class produce the ETV Morning News show every school day. The show is broadcast to all Eisenhower classrooms and the general public on a local cable channel.. Each show includes morning announcements and feature stories of interest to Eisenhower students and the Wyckoff community.

Information Literacy Wiki - Course wiki developed with Ms. Sloan, Eisenhower Library/Media Specialist.

Technology 6-1 - Grade six introductory technology course wiki developed with Angelo Bonavitacola and Marc DeBlock.

Technology 7-1 - Grade seven introductory technology course wiki developed with Angelo Bonavitacola and Marc DeBlock.

Staff Development

Creating and Managing a Class Web Site
This course assists Eisenhower teachers in creating and managing their own class web site using templates. Teachers' web sites will include: class resource pages with links to relevant web sites, on-line handouts, PowerPoint presentations, exemplary student work and other curriculum information. Teachers will learn to develop resource pages, post curriculum and include PowerPoint presentations on the web site. Teachers will also learn to upload files to the web server and manage their own web site. Teachers will integrate their web site with their teaching for their class project. January, 2004

Staff Development Classes - A listing of classes developed and taught at the Ridgewood Institute For Professional Development in association with Fairleigh Dickinson University. 1995 - 1998

Special Projects

The Rail Quilt - A public art commission for New Jersey Transit created with students from Visual Arts High School in Jersey City.

Public Art in a Public School - This eighth-grade project in which students submit proposals for a school door mural won a State of New Jersey Best Practice Award in 1995.

The Performance Art Team - I combined my interest in performance art and my teaching by forming a "Performance Art Team" with middle school students.

Web Sites

Wyckoff Education Association - I designed and maintain this site.

Professor S. Koslow - I provided initial design assistance for this site and ongoing technical support.

Art Educators of New Jersey - The AENJ site is New Jersey Art Educators place on the web. I created and posted the site in April, 1997, and maintained it until 2002.

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