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Eyes to See


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Suggestions for using digital images in the classroom.

Suggestions for using digital images in the classroom.

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  • 1. Eyes to See: Using Digital Images in the Classroom by Diane Cordell “The Subject To Change The Photographer”
  • 2. "The question is not what you look at... “Backyard in Sunlight”
  • 3. ...but what you see." -Thoreau “Spiral”
  • 4. “rapt attention” "Many scholars from the New London Group... advocate against the dichotomy of visual literacy versus linguistic literacy. Instead, they stress the necessity of accepting the co-presence of linguistic literacies and visual literacies as interacting and interlacing modalities which complement one another in the meaning making process." “Visual literacy” Wikipedia
  • 5. Learning styles... ...don’t exist! ( at least, not as we commonly understand them)
  • 6. “...rather than concern ourselves with the preferred learning style of an audience member we should think about the modality that best suits the content. For instance most people are likely to prefer to see an organizational chart, rather than have it described to them. Some types of content are likely to be better transferred to audience members by being presented in multiple modalities.” -Olivia Mitchell, Speaking About Presenting
  • 7. SFA Star Charts
  • 8. “lego 7893 passenger plane”
  • 9. Name that flower! “It is a herbaceous plant with short creeping rhizomes and small rounded or spoon-shaped evergreen leaves 2–5 cm long, grows close to ground. The flowerheads are 2–3 cm in diameter, with white ray florets (often tipped red) and yellow disc florets; they are produced on leafless stems 2– 10 cm (rarely 15 cm) tall.” -Wikipedia
  • 10. daisy “Diagonal”
  • 11. The Shoot - adapted from Creating a Web Photo Comic for Morons Take everything you need with you to the shoot. Inform your actors, if any, of the time and place and what to wear. If possible, bring them with you. Once there, take a look at your script and compare your mental notes with that of the location. Is it really suitable? How is the lighting in the area? Let's say you're shooting a romantic scene by a bench in the city park. You might want to keep the following questions in mind. What time of day works best for your scene? If at night, are you close to the lamp, or will you need additional lighting? How many shots will you be taking? Remember that sunlight changes thru the day, so the angle and intensity will vary. Do you have the proper filters with you? What image adjustments should you plan on during post- production (like blurring, red-eye, etc)? Dramatic backgrounds, like a fountain or a light, are they there? Are they needed? What are your angles to shoot from? Can you get to them? Not every shot will be a head shot, so you need to be able to be flexible and understand the dynamics of the area.
  • 12. “How to make a photocomic, page 9”
  • 13. "Today’s students have grown up surrounded by the digital world, and as a result they have developed new ways of understanding, learning and processing information... Flickr holds great potential as part of a multi-faceted approach that blends learning theory and social technologies in the curriculum." -Derek E. Baird, The Promise of Social Networks “Truly International”
  • 14. 365 Project
  • 15. Hey, I’m Joseph S. I'm 17 years old. This 365 I've been doing for the past year has helped me so much. It has kept me grounded when I was down, or off the walls. Whenever I need something to cheer me up, I'll probably just look at a random day of the year, and remember that day and reminisce. I realize that these are the best years that anyone could have in their life. “Day 89/365 I fancy mirrors. lol.”
  • 16. In the classroom & library... “GTD for Kids” “jesi” “conor” “READ”
  • 17. “U Can’t Touch This”
  • 18. “best part of the trip” whatdavesees/1317636355/ “People Reading Harry Potter Everywhere” 46145831@N00/1067633415/
  • 19. Bring cameras on field trips “NHCN0001” “Sean Checks His Sony “
  • 20. Take notes “Wetland restoration project” “Map of the trails”
  • 21. To be identified later: “Deptford Pink” “Chestnut Burr and Leaf” “Deer tracks”
  • 22. Illustrate a report
  • 23. Create Trading/Flash Cards: Big Huge Labs “Soccer, Fort Ann, NY” “CREATE! SHARE!
  • 24. Story prompts “Table in an Empty Gallery”
  • 25. Motivational posters
  • 26. Link books and images: “Daisies”
  • 27. Text “Crossing Stones” by Helen Frost “Stream”
  • 28. Chronicle school events “Christmas Play”
  • 29. Upload yearbook pictures
  • 30. Online district newsletter featuring student art “Phaedrus”
  • 31. Use photos to affirm “student Voice”... ...and increase student involvement “Golisano Library” “Digital picture frame”
  • 32. Photographic Essays “I walk this empty street ... All alone, all alone”
  • 33. “Student art 4”
  • 34. Rachel’s New Haircut “Rachel’s New Haircut”
  • 35. Rachel’s new haircut: VoiceThread /
  • 36. fotobabble
  • 37. bubblr Dog and crab conversation by Garrett J.
  • 38. Beyond school walls... “Having fun outside the walls of Aleppo”
  • 39. Preserve family history
  • 40. Explore Local History “Truthville”
  • 41. Document current events & social action THE NYC SHOOT-OUT FOR FREEDOM UNION SQUARE The soul of NYC has always been illuminated by its street photography and by its artists. Don't stand idly by and watch "The Dying of the Light". New York City has proposed new rules that would require permits and insurance for a wide range of casual and amateur photography and filmmaking. These rules will have a smothering effect on independent filmmakers, photographers, artists, and activists as well as students, hobbyists, and tourists. The new proposed rules: Under new rules proposed by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcast, any group of two or more people using a handheld camera (still or video) for more than 30 minutes at a single location (defined as a 100-foot area) would have to apply for and obtain a permit and would have to present proof of $1 million in insurance (unless a waiver was obtained). Also under the new rules, any group of five or more people using a single tripod for more than 10 minutes would have to obtain a permit and have insurance. “NYC Shoot-out for Freedom Union Square” -August 2, 2007
  • 42. “FEES PROTEST: Getting the right shot?” -Dublin University Students
  • 43. “New Orleans Kid Camera Project”
  • 44. Photovoice Project: Promoting healthy life choices “Brochure photographs”
  • 45. The Anne Frank Diary Project Students ages 13 & up are invited to create and submit an online diary, using video, audio, or still images.
  • 46. Olympus
  • 47. Release Form
  • 48. May 2009 Grand Prize Winner “Pots” Chyi-Dean, Age 15, from North Tustin, CA "One can find some of the most interesting shots in the most mundane of things."
  • 49. National Geographic
  • 50.
  • 51. Submission and release form
  • 52. Consent forms *Opt Out *Opt In
  • 53. Why? “Grungy Brick Wall”
  • 54. AASL Standards for ISTE-NETS 21st Century for Students Learners 1. inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge *Demonstrate creativity and innovation 2. draw conclusions, make informed decisions, *Communicate and collaborate apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge *Conduct research and use information 3. share knowledge and participate ethically *Think critically, solve problems, and productively as members and make decisions of our democratic society *Use technology effectively 4. pursue personal and aesthetic growth and productively “Creative Commons”
  • 55. Digital Portfolio “Digital Portfolio”
  • 56. Digital Footprint ) “footprints”
  • 57. “I created a page for Aiden to record his own memories, things that are important to him and things he thinks are worth noting and preserving.  It’s on Posterous right now, and the idea is that whenever he sees something he likes or wants to podcast-is-three-too-young-for-an-account-on-youtube/ remember, he tells Jess and I and we’ll take a picture of it or give him the camera and let him do it.  Then we send it over to Posterous and it’s preserved on his own page.  We put a link to that page on the Lenovo in his bedroom, so he can pull it up at any time and scroll through it.” -Steve Dembo, Teach42
  • 58. Prepare children for reading “Reading”
  • 59. Nurture creative thinking skills “Self-portrait”
  • 60. Make learning fun “acadia waterfall photo lesson”
  • 61. Help students find & pursue their passions “untitled”
  • 62. Foster lifelong learning habits “picturetime” “photography classes” “photographer”
  • 63. “The photography student” “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust
  • 64. We ALL need Eyes to See “Gamma Ray Gun”
  • 65. Resources and Links: Contact Information: