Thursday, December 23, 2010

Students get head start in a digital art world

From an article appearing in today's Courier Times . . .


That's the first word that came out of Neshaminy High School senior Natalie Tocatlian's mouth when she walked into the revamped digital art computer lab in September.

Twenty-eight brand new, state-of-the-art Apple iMac computers - each containing software designed for digital photo editing, illustration, filmmaking, Web design and 2D and 3D animation - were at her disposal as well as the rest of her classmates.

For the 17-year-old who plans to apply to Drexel University to study computer science, it was like coming downstairs on Christmas morning.

"They are just so nice and smooth and they run real easy," she said last week. "They really help me, program-wise. With the old PCs there were viruses and a lot of restrictions. I can tell they will give me a head start for when I get to college."

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1 comment:

KClarinet said...

It's nice to see something non-labor related about Neshaminy in the paper. I was surprised to read that the lab computers are Macs. Is this the beginning of a district-wide shift from PC-Windows to Mac? Or is the non-instructional hardware (offices, staff desktops) planned to remain Windows-based?

Just curious. Among some folks the Mac-PC issue is almost as hot a topic as the contract.