If You Give A Kid
A Camera... by Diane Cordell “kid with camera” by Eddy Pula http://www.flickr.com/photos/raijsi/3599686528/Hi! I’m Diane Cordell, a semi-retired Teacher Librarian. Photography is my Passion - and Ilove to share this passion with students. Today, I ask you to consider what might happen...IfYou Give a Kid a Camera!
“Baby Girl White” by dmcordell
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/6495866657/Even before birth, a digital footprint is being created for children. Over the course of alifetime, their image will be captured thousands of times.
“I collect old cameras...” by
Photography King http://www.flickr.com/photos/philhearing/7125994639/If you give a kid a camera, you give them a tool for life. Suddenly, they become active ratherthan passive learners, creators rather than merely consumers.
“High School Yearbook Photo” by
stillthedudeabides http://www.flickr.com/photos/stillthedudeabides/92315311/My students were always fascinated by our library collection of yearbooks. The photos theylingered over were not the posed, formal portraits. What they searched for and shared mostoften...
“Last day of school 2010”
by massimo ankor http://www.flickr.com/photos/ankor2/4695148471/...were the livelier, informal shots. These young ladies are celebrating their last day of school.You can feel their joy! Which type of image do you think they will cherish more, in later years?
“Patrick Page_1” by Miss. Murrell
http://www.flickr.com/photos/miss_murrell/3275188648/Digital images can be used to convey information in an engaging, memorable way. Thisstudent storyboard uses humor to reinforce the traditional “No Gum” rule. The point iseffectively made!
1932/2010 by Alan Light http://www.flickr.com/photos/alan-light/5515732162/
1932 1908 2010 2011 “Caldwell House, Then & Now” by Roadsidepictures http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/5625097423/ Iowa Cities by Alan Light http://www.flickr.com/photos/alan-light/5515732162/Photographs are easily integrated into curricular areas, like social studies or EnglishLanguage Arts. As part of community service projects, images can record local history anddocument our time for future generations.
“Japanese School Uniforms” by Danny
Choo http://www.flickr.com/photos/dannychoo/4408321627/Images transcend language and geographic boundaries. While school uniforms are the normin some countries, they aren’t standard in the U.S. This photo might spark some interestingcross-cultural conversations!
“Photo archives, The Free Library
of Philadelphia” by dmcordell http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4319907649/As librarians, we understand that libraries need to serve as more than repositories forartifacts. While preservation is important, libraries can, and should, perform other functions.
“Lens of Youth display in
the Teen Zone” by Mosman Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/mosmanlibrary/4502214108/Libraries should include spaces to dream, to reﬂect, to create, to share, incorporating makerand exhibition spaces, where students can pursue their passions and craft their own artifacts.Entries in “The Lens of Youth” photography competition were displayed in this library asworks of art in their own right.
“Photo Booth, Revisited” by hopeleslie
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hopeleslie/4776200252/The images that students create should include more than just Facebook “selﬁes.” We need toprovide young people with the tools, skills, and time to chronicle their generation, curatetheir own personal story.
“Photographer in the making” by
Nina Matthews Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/21560098@N06/5887121095/Photography is a way of touching, feeling, observing, understanding. It encourages studentsto look deeper, look “differently.” So - please - give a kid a camera, and get out of the way!
“A tiny spark to set
it off! And EXPLODE! Ignite the dark, illuminate the unknown” -Four Year Strong “Strike” by Andrewthecook http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewthecook/5355017365/You might ignite a passion that will last a lifetime.“A tiny spark to set it off! And EXPLODE! Ignite the dark, illuminate the unknown”
Diane Cordell What Im Thinking:
http://dmcordell.blogspot.com/ What Im Tweeting: http://twitter.com/dmcordell My Photos: http://www.flickr.com/dmcordell/ My Slidedecks http://www.slideshare.net/diane/presentations65 years separate us, but my granddaughter and I will be able to share our lives in andthrough photos. You had better believe that I will be giving THIS kid a camera!Thank you.