Digital Cameras in the  Classroom www.digitalliteracy.us
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Affordable cost and ease of use make DIGITAL CAMERAS an essential part of a teach...
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Students love taking pictures as much as they do being in them! </li></ul><ul><li...
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Once children learn to take good pictures and upload them they can use online too...
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Bloom’s revised taxonomy focuses on higher level thinking where students apply an...
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>FREE websites for picture editing: </li></ul><ul><li>http://pixlr.com </li></ul><...
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Websites to upload and share: </li></ul><ul><li>www.flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>...
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Create: </li></ul><ul><li>PhotoStory 3  Animoto  Voicethread </li></ul><ul><li>an...
Digital Cameras in the Classsroom <ul><li>Concerns:  </li></ul><ul><li>1) Proper handling and safety rules when using the ...
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Free image libraries for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-f...
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use:  </li></ul><ul><li>Give students a portion of a digital ...
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use:  </li></ul><ul><li>Give students a list of items to look...
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use:  </li></ul><ul><li>Field trip photo journal.  </li></ul>
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use:  </li></ul><ul><li>Students can create educational iMovi...
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use:  </li></ul><ul><li>Document growth such as plants, butte...
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use:  </li></ul><ul><li>Digital PhotoStory for a book report....
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use: </li></ul><ul><li>School events, classroom projects, art...
Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use… </li></ul><ul><li>are endless. Allow students to propose...
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  1. 1. Digital Cameras in the Classroom www.digitalliteracy.us
  2. 2. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Affordable cost and ease of use make DIGITAL CAMERAS an essential part of a teacher’s digital toolkit. </li></ul>Photo from Microsoft PowerPoint Clipart
  3. 3. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Students love taking pictures as much as they do being in them! </li></ul><ul><li>Students are more and more visual learners. </li></ul><ul><li>By representing information with visual images students make better use of their visual memory. </li></ul>American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual: Bartoletti, R. (2008, July 25). How Good Visual Design Helps Learning. Retrieved from the Connexions Web site: http://cnx.org/content/m17294/1.4/ Photo from Microsoft PowerPoint Clipart
  4. 4. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Once children learn to take good pictures and upload them they can use online tools to help them edit and create. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers will find greater success if they actually teach children to use the camera before they integrate it as a classroom tool with specific content. </li></ul>Photo from Microsoft PowerPoint Clipart
  5. 5. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Bloom’s revised taxonomy focuses on higher level thinking where students apply and create to make meaning of their learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Photo editing and creation of photo products can richly generate meaningful learning in the classroom. </li></ul>Photo from Microsoft PowerPoint Clipart
  6. 6. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>FREE websites for picture editing: </li></ul><ul><li>http://pixlr.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://fotoflexer.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.picnik.com </li></ul>Photo from Microsoft PowerPoint Clipart
  7. 7. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Websites to upload and share: </li></ul><ul><li>www.flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.shutterfly.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.snapfish.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Create: </li></ul><ul><li>PhotoStory 3 Animoto Voicethread </li></ul><ul><li>and a personal favorite: </li></ul><ul><li>www.bighugelabs.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. Digital Cameras in the Classsroom <ul><li>Concerns: </li></ul><ul><li>1) Proper handling and safety rules when using the camera </li></ul><ul><li>2) Teach children to discern good and bad images </li></ul><ul><li>3) Privacy when publishing photographs.  Some students do not have permission to be photographed.  Be aware of your school’s policy regarding pictures and publication of pictures.  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Free image libraries for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting. </li></ul><ul><li>http://pics4learning.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://creativecommons.org </li></ul>
  11. 11. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use: </li></ul><ul><li>Give students a portion of a digital picture and have them guess what the picture is of.  A great site with examples of this is:  http:// takeacloserlook.homestead.com / - Paula Fleischer, Peachland Elementary </li></ul>
  12. 12. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use: </li></ul><ul><li>Give students a list of items to look for in the classroom or in the school.  They must take pictures and compile a slide show of the things they found during their “scavenger hunt”. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use: </li></ul><ul><li>Field trip photo journal. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use: </li></ul><ul><li>Students can create educational iMovies. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use: </li></ul><ul><li>Document growth such as plants, butterflies, frogs, etc.  Use these pictures to illustrate life cycles or stages of growth. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use: </li></ul><ul><li>Digital PhotoStory for a book report. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use: </li></ul><ul><li>School events, classroom projects, art projects, music programs, and just every day pictures. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Digital Cameras in the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for classroom use… </li></ul><ul><li>are endless. Allow students to propose their own ideas. Enjoy and have fun with your digital cameras! </li></ul>

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