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Adapting clip art for classroom teaching can enliven classroom
Simple visuals in the form of clip art on the internet can be adapted to represent reality quickly in classroom to analyze experiences and make sense out of them. It has been felt that visual arts need to be adapted for school teaching to make them the tools for teaching and learning and clip art is no exception.

Moreover, for classroom teaching the clip art should be hand-drawn in the context of the subject matter being taught to develop mental imagery or visual intelligence of students. Also, simple and quick clip art needs to drawn as a pedagogical tool to develop visual-spatial thinking of students rather than a cut-and-paste mechanism to decorate the document or project report.

It has been often commented in educational seminars and conferences that teachers and educational administrators hardly read the latest research and technological inputs to apply them for classroom instruction and manage them to become the part of the system.  Unless, this becomes a part of the work culture of educational institutions, no reform to improve the quality of education can succeed.

For example, a lot of clip art is available in the computers and on the internet, but they are hardly being used by the classroom instructors to enliven their teaching. Rather, it is used mechanically as cut-and-paste exercise.  

However, the communication industry and commerce are using the clip art profusely as it is mainly meant for their use. There is a need to introduce clip art as an instructional aid in teacher preparation and in-service courses.

Clip art, as a component of graphic arts, consists of a collection of pre-made images used to illustrate ideas, concepts and information in personal, instructional, professional and commercial work.  But for using it in the classroom, it needs to be suitably adapted for drawing with hand on the chalkboard.

When viewed as an illustration in graphic art form as a simple line or shape drawings either created by hand or computer software, clip art it stands out and draws the attention of students.  

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