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A Gazillion Ways To Use A Digital Camera


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A Gazillion Ways To Use A Digital Camera

  1. 1. A Gazillion Ways to Use a Digital Camera in Your Classroom
  2. 2. Motivational Set <ul><li>Get a partner </li></ul><ul><li>Face each other </li></ul><ul><li>One person faces the front of the room, the other person faces the back of the room </li></ul><ul><li>The person facing the back of the room needs a pen and paper </li></ul>
  3. 3. Partner Activity <ul><li>Instruct your partner to draw the following: </li></ul>
  4. 4. Learning is Visual <ul><li>A great deal of learning is visual </li></ul><ul><li>Especially with today’s students </li></ul><ul><li>“ screenagers”, “digital natives”, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of gadgets </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Digital Camera <ul><li>Before you begin: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charge batteries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check resolution (to suit your needs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check memory card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check camera’s date and time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand how the flash works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider a tripod </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. On with the show… <ul><li>Here come the ideas </li></ul><ul><li>There are over 100 of them </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1. Slideshows <ul><li>Pretty self-explanatory </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2. Yearbooks <ul><li>We all know what these are </li></ul>
  9. 9. 3. Class Calendars <ul><li>Similar to a yearbook </li></ul><ul><li>Photos of the student on his/her birthday </li></ul>
  10. 10. 4. T-Shirt Iron-on Transfers <ul><li>Easier to do than you think </li></ul>
  11. 11. 5. Banner Iron-on Transfers <ul><li>Similar to T-shirts </li></ul>
  12. 12. 6. Scavenger Hunt <ul><li>Create a list of items for students to take photos of </li></ul><ul><li>Specific: ie. An exit sign, a doorknob </li></ul><ul><li>General: ie. something smaller than a dime </li></ul>
  13. 13. 7. “How to” instructions <ul><li>How to make Kraft Dinner </li></ul>
  14. 14. 8. About the Author <ul><li>After writing a short story, have students create a “mini-autobiography” about themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Include a photo and paragraph </li></ul>
  15. 15. 9. Sequencing <ul><li>Put these photos in order </li></ul>
  16. 16. 10. Similes and Metaphors <ul><li>She is as cute as a button </li></ul><ul><li>He can swim like a fish </li></ul><ul><li>She has a heart of stone </li></ul><ul><li>You better pull your socks up </li></ul>
  17. 17. 11. Historical Photos
  18. 18. Historical Photos
  19. 19. 12. Distant Locations
  20. 20. 13. Funny Money
  21. 21. 14. Jig Saw Puzzles
  22. 22. 15. What’s the Difference?
  23. 23. 16. Object Close-ups
  24. 24. 17. One of These Objects… <ul><li>…doesn’t belong here </li></ul>
  25. 25. 18. Time Lapse Photos <ul><li>Ice Melting </li></ul>
  26. 26. 19. Symmetry <ul><li>Which hand is symmetrical? </li></ul>
  27. 27. 20. Panoramics <ul><li>Stand in one spot (use a tripod) </li></ul><ul><li>Turn in a circle and take photos until you have reached your starting point </li></ul><ul><li>Use “stitching” software to compile </li></ul><ul><li>See example </li></ul>
  28. 28. 21. Virtual Tours <ul><li>A series of Panoramics </li></ul><ul><li>For example, one from each classroom in a school; or each street corner in a small town </li></ul><ul><li>See example http:// </li></ul>
  29. 29. 22. Visual Dictionary Butterfly Pumpkin Church
  30. 30. 23. 3D Photos <ul><li>Easier than you think </li></ul><ul><li>Take 2 identical photos – moving the camera 2 inches over for the 2 nd photo </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust red and blue channels in each </li></ul><ul><li>Paste one on top of the other </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions online </li></ul>
  31. 31. 24. Animated Gifs <ul><li>Some free animation programs </li></ul><ul><li>PhotoShop Elements will do (save as .gif, and select animate layers) </li></ul>
  32. 32. 25. Cartoon Strips Life is good Don’t eat it all
  33. 33. 26. Geometric Shapes <ul><li>Assign students the task of taking photos of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Something shaped like a… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Square </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Triangle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rectangle </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. 27. Angles <ul><li>Assign the students the task of photographing real items that contain the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A right angle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An acute angle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An obtuse angle </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. 28. Learning the Camera Shots <ul><li>Assign students the task of photographing the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide Shot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Close-up Shot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medium Shot </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. 29. Learning the Camera Angles <ul><li>Assign students the task of photographing items from the following angles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High level </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. 30. Idioms Back-seat driver Bad-hair day
  38. 38. 31. A Story in PowerPoint <ul><li>Students act out a play, taking photographs of key moments </li></ul><ul><li>Insert the photos into PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Add text </li></ul>
  39. 39. 32. MS PhotoStory <ul><li>Simple way to compile a slideshow </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to add music, text, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>See example </li></ul>
  40. 40. 33. Photo Blog <ul><li>A Visual Chronicle </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Hamburger Blog </li></ul>
  41. 41. 34. Community Attractions <ul><li>Take photos of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Places to eat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historic buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. 35. Item for Sale FOR SALE Toy Truck Great Shape Like new Durable, reliable Hours of fun remain $15 or best offer Call 555-1234
  43. 43. 36. The Seasons <ul><li>Take a photo of the same landscape a four different times of the year (in each season) </li></ul><ul><li>Attempt to take the photo in exactly the same location </li></ul>
  44. 44. 37. The Days are Getting Shorter <ul><li>Photograph the sun at the same time of the day over an extended period of time </li></ul>
  45. 45. 38. Counting 1 2 3
  46. 46. 39. Measuring Up <ul><li>Compare the student’s height to objects </li></ul>
  47. 47. 40. Class Reporter <ul><li>Assign someone the task of reporting on the events of the day </li></ul>
  48. 48. 41. Flip Book <ul><li>Similar to an animated gif </li></ul>
  49. 49. 42. Wanted Posters WANTED! Sunglasses Bandit Contact the local authorities if you see her
  50. 50. 43. Personalized Labels Property of
  51. 51. 44. Fun Passports <ul><li>Take a tour of a distant land </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example: a Mexican theme, Italian Theme, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create passports for the students </li></ul>
  52. 52. 45. My Favourite Things
  53. 53. 46. Fun Photo IDs Name: Address: City: Postal Code: Phone Number: SECURITY
  54. 54. 47. Claymation <ul><li>Act out a story with characters made of clay </li></ul>
  55. 55. 48. Plant Growth
  56. 56. 49. Mold Growth <ul><li>Take a photo each day as mold grows </li></ul>
  57. 57. 50. Makeovers Before After
  58. 58. 51. Room Renovations Before After
  59. 59. 52. Visual Menu Macaroni and Cheese $2.99 Loaded Hamburger $5.99
  60. 60. 53. How to Perfect a Skill <ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to shoot a basketball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to do a lay-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to serve a volleyball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How throw a shotput </li></ul></ul>
  61. 61. 54. Coloring Books
  62. 62. 55. Collages <ul><li>Self-explanatory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example: a collage of all the students who dressed up for Halloween </li></ul></ul>
  63. 63. 56. Vanishing Points <ul><li>Instruct students to take photos of “vanishing points” </li></ul>
  64. 64. 57. Digital Dali
  65. 65. 58. Movie Posters
  66. 66. 59. Digital Warhol
  67. 67. 60. Diagrams <ul><li>For example: computer parts, parts of a camera </li></ul>
  68. 68. 61. Seating Plans <ul><li>Have students create a seating plan for a substitute teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With names and photos </li></ul></ul>
  69. 69. 62. Emotions Happy Startled Unimpressed Disappointed Amused Surprised Distraught Sorrow
  70. 70. 63. A Book About Colors <ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Things that are green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Things that are red </li></ul></ul>
  71. 71. 64. A Books About Shapes <ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Things that resemble circles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Things that resemble squares </li></ul></ul>
  72. 72. 65. Classroom Awards <ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top mark on each unit test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helper of the month </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Print a photo of the student and post it on the bulletin board </li></ul>
  73. 73. 66. Faces for Puppets <ul><li>Print photos of students’ faces and tape them onto puppets </li></ul>
  74. 74. 67. Learning the Senses
  75. 75. 68. Word of the Week <ul><li>Post a “word of the week” with a corresponding photo </li></ul>
  76. 76. 69. Rhyming Words
  77. 77. 70. Viewing on a TV <ul><li>Most cameras will hook up to a television for quick and easy viewing </li></ul><ul><li>This may be a quick way of summarizing a field trip for example </li></ul>
  78. 78. 71. Family Tree
  79. 79. 72. Learning French maison chien
  80. 80. 73. Species on the Playground
  81. 81. 74. Self Concept <ul><li>Posting regular photos of students improves self-esteem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Especially at-risk student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to see themselves in a positive way </li></ul></ul>
  82. 82. 75. Digital Microscope
  83. 83. 76. Tourism Brochure <ul><li>Create a brochure about your community encouraging people to live there </li></ul>
  84. 84. 77. A Map of Your Town <ul><li>Create an aerial map of the streets </li></ul><ul><li>Take photos of landmarks and paste them on the map </li></ul>
  85. 85. 78. Artistic Shots
  86. 86. 79. Black and White <ul><li>Experiment with greyscale photography </li></ul>
  87. 87. 80. Fun PhotoShop Filters
  88. 88. 81. Proportion <ul><li>Image size, pixels, etc. </li></ul>
  89. 89. 82. Verbs and Nouns <ul><li>Instruct student to take photos of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People, places, things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actions (ie. running, walking) </li></ul></ul>
  90. 90. 83. Things that are Hot <ul><li>Take photos of things that are hot </li></ul>
  91. 91. 84. Things that are Cold <ul><li>Take photos of things that are cold </li></ul>
  92. 92. 85. Natural vs. Human Made <ul><li>Instruct Students take photos of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 natural items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 human-made items </li></ul></ul>
  93. 93. 86. Simple Machines <ul><li>Photograph real examples of simple machines </li></ul>
  94. 94. 87. Time-Lapse Building <ul><li>Lego </li></ul>
  95. 95. 88. Special Events <ul><li>Sporting Events </li></ul><ul><li>Drama Productions </li></ul>
  96. 96. 89. ABC’s A B C
  97. 97. 90. Science Experiments <ul><li>Remember to take photographs of those neat and interesting science experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps assign the role of photographer to a student </li></ul>
  98. 98. 91. Trading Cards <ul><li>Like a hockey card </li></ul><ul><li>Include school-related statistics like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favourite subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Last book read </li></ul></ul>
  99. 99. 92. Funny Animal Face
  100. 100. 93. Eyes <ul><li>Guess who these belong to </li></ul>
  101. 101. 94. Filling in the Gaps <ul><li>Draw and color the missing area </li></ul>
  102. 102. 95. On a Résumé <ul><li>Have students include a photo on their résumés </li></ul>
  103. 103. 96. Pictographs <ul><li>Graphs with photos </li></ul>
  104. 104. 97. Screensavers <ul><li>Setup Windows to choose photos as your screen saver </li></ul><ul><li>There are other screensaver programs that will access your photos </li></ul>
  105. 105. 98. Memory Game
  106. 106. 99. How Observant Are You? <ul><li>You have 10 seconds to study this photo </li></ul>
  107. 107. How Observant Are You? <ul><li>What color was the girl’s shirt? </li></ul><ul><li>What was she holding? </li></ul><ul><li>Which hand was on top? </li></ul><ul><li>What was on her feet? </li></ul>
  108. 108. 100. Class Rules Raise your hand if you wish to speak No hats allowed Be nice to others
  109. 109. 101.Where do the Cables Plug In?
  110. 110. 102. Science Lab Equipment
  111. 111. 103. IA Shop Tools
  112. 112. 104. First Aid Procedures
  113. 113. 105. Digital Time Capsule <ul><li>Photos of popular items of 2005 </li></ul>
  114. 114. 106. A Day in the Life <ul><li>Have a student take photos of him/herself throughout the day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Waking up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakfast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  115. 115. 107. What is it like to be tall? <ul><li>Have students take a variety of photos while standing on a chair </li></ul>
  116. 116. 108. What is it like to be short? <ul><li>Have students take photos with the camera situated 50cm from the floor </li></ul>
  117. 117. 109. Open Season <ul><li>Hand a student a camera and tell him/her to take photos of whatever s/he wants </li></ul><ul><li>Observe the photos with the class and ask why s/he took each photo </li></ul><ul><li>The student has to explain </li></ul><ul><li>Others gain a different perspective </li></ul>
  118. 118. 110. Body Parts Sour Bitter Sour Salty / Sweet
  119. 119. Conclusion <ul><li>The possibilities are endless </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity! </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  120. 120. Conclusion <ul><li>Keith Harkness </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>