What is Thinking With A Line?

Thinking With A Line is an interactive CD-ROM and Teacher's Guide. It introduces a new art and literacy tool. The "pages" of the CD-ROM look like they would be in a book. But there is a difference. Many of the images are actually short video clips that show teachers and children at key moments of teaching and learning. Both video and audio clips suggest ways to set up, introduce and extend a variety of projects about line - the most basic of all art elements and a vital pre-reading, writing and construction tool. My purpose in creating Thinking With A Line is to help teachers feel comfortable with the art materials and to demonstrate a variety of strategies for using materials to foster, extend and deepen understanding.