has technology impacted theatre education?
"One of the things
that we utilize with our communication with our parents is e-mail
addresses. When parents come to our open houses we'll get their
e-mail address. Then, once we've put our kids in groups and they
start to work, we'll walk around with a digital camera and just
take pictures of them in action. And it's so neat to go to your
computer, and it takes less than two minutes to put those in and
e-mail them home and it's just really simple to say, 'Great things
are happening at James Bowie High School. See what your kid is doing.'"
often the only connection a parent has with a teacher is when little
Johnny has done something wrong in class or there's a question about
a grade. When you connect with a parent and show them how a child
is engaged, it is like opening up a new world to them."