"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."
Students and Teachers with Google Apps Education Edition January,
Reset 2010 : Innovations in Teaching & Learning,
An annual professional development event facilitated by
The Montclair State University Network for Educational
Renewal & The ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning
Remote Interviews with Skype - NJECC
Presentation on using Skype, March, 2007
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
Imaging Presentation at the National Art Education
Association Annual Meeting in Boston, March, 2005.
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
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
Imaging with Photoshop Elements and KidPix - Links
to tutorials and lesson plans that use Photoshop Elements
and KidPix, two popular digital imaging applications. March,
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
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,
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
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
Handouts, Interactive CDs and Interactive DVDs are now
Seventh-Grade Perspective Drawings - examples of my students'
one-point perspective drawings.(site no longer available)
Resources on the WWW - links
to pages with historical information, examples of images
and examples of student perspective drawings.
Perspective Handouts, Interactive CDs and Interactive
DVDs are now available
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Literacy Wiki -
Course wiki developed with Ms. Sloan, Eisenhower Library/Media
6-1 - Grade six introductory technology course wiki developed
with Angelo Bonavitacola and Marc DeBlock.
7-1 - Grade seven introductory technology course
wiki developed with Angelo Bonavitacola and Marc DeBlock.
6-2 - Grade six introductory technology course wiki
developed with Angelo Bonavitacola and Marc DeBlock.
7-2 - Grade seven introductory technology course
wiki developed with Angelo Bonavitacola and Marc DeBlock
Postini with Gmail
Handouts that walk you through using Postini to set up your Google
Apps Education domain Gmail.
Google Apps Education Edition is a package of Google applications.
The applications contained in Google Apps are Calendar, Contacts,
Gmail, Chat, Sites, and Video. One of the most valuable parts
of Google Apps is Google Docs. Google Docs contains Documents,
a word processing progam like MS Word, Spreadsheets, a spreadsheet
program like Excel, Presentations, a presentation program like
PowerPoint and Forms, a program that lets you create online
forms to collect data.
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
Development Classes - A listing of classes developed
and taught at the Ridgewood Institute For Professional Development
in association with Fairleigh Dickinson University. 1995 -
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.
Association - I designed and maintain
S. Koslow - I provided initial design assistance
for this site and ongoing technical support.
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.