Ideas For Using The Digital Camera In The Primary Classroom Rachel Boyd

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Published on March 10, 2009

Author: rachelboyd

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Excerpt from my presentation "Juniors Can Do IT" focusing on digital camera ideas for the primary classroom (junior focused)

Ideas for using the Digital Camera in the primary classroom By Rachel Boyd http://rachelboyd.wikispaces.com

The Digital Camera Access to a digital camera is something most junior teachers have. Don’t be afraid to let the students use them! They are amazing tools provided students are taught how to use and care for the camera correctly. It is an essential & very useful tool in the junior classroom.

Digital trip books WALT take effective photos to show an experience A digital camera is a must on class trips. Ensure that students know how to properly use the camera and allow one or two to be the “trip photographer” while there.

Portrait Weaving In pairs, have students take portraits shots of each other. Print the photos and use them for weaving activities. Students could even WALT use our weave their faces digital photos to together! enhance our artwork

Introducing... WALT to introduce ourselves using text and a speech bubble In pairs, students take photos of each other. In a programme like Comic Life, PowerPoint or Word they add speech bubbles to introduce themselves to others.

WALT take interesting photos using the ‘macro’ Macro Photos function on the digital camera Teach students how to use the ‘macro’ or close up function on the camera. Get students to go exploring around the school in pairs taking photos of interesting things and textures. You could even hold a macro photography competition!

WALT take interesting photos using the ‘macro’ What am I? function on the digital camera Using the macro function, students take close up photos of parts of objects within the classroom. Students write a series of “What am I?” prompts to accompany their photos and see if other class members can guess the object.

Ant eyes http://mic-tiritea.wikispaces.com/Junior+Goals+and+Examples WALT take photos to show a different perspective In small groups, students imagine they are an ant and take photos from the ant’s perspective.

WALT identify and describe Letter of the Week words & things that start http://mic-whakarongo.wikispaces.com/Junior+Goals+and+Examples with our letter of the week Students plan and then take photos in pairs or small groups to depict the letter of the week. These can then be put together in a programme like Comic Life, Word or PowerPoint to Older classes could show their adapt this and take understanding. photos to show blend knowledge.

Digital Portrait Flip Books A great fun opportunity for students to use and enhance their http://www.userfr.co.nz/slideshow.asp?id=1234 photography skills. Also great for use at the start of the year. WALT carefully take a structured photograph of our buddy Students take either portrait or full body photos in pairs. Print the pictures, staple into a book and carefully cut to create a flip book of all students in your class.

Maori Greetings http://mic-whakarongo.wikispaces.com/Junior+Goals+and+Examples In small groups, students plan and take photos of what each Maori greeting would look like. In a programme like Comic Life, Word or PowerPoint they add speech bubbles to show their understanding. WALT correctly use Maori Greetings

Speech Bubbles WALT write speech & thought bubbles to describe Using photos taken on a trip, or by a buddy, students add speech/thought bubbles using Comic Life, PowerPoint or Word to describe thoughts and feelings.

Personality Plus WALT take interesting shots to show our personality In pairs, students take a variety of photos around the school in an attempt to capture and show their personality. Review on the computer and choose the best photo.

Digital Collage Students WALT use our digital photos in creative ways to enhance our artwork In pairs, students take a front on close up shot. Print and carefully cut out. Students combine with cut out collage body/clothes pieces to create an artwork.

WALT show Photo Symmetry symmetry by sketching half of our face In pairs, students take a front on close up shot. Print and guillotine in half. Using one half of the photo, students can then sketch the other half of their face (or their buddy’s face).

Photographic Artworks WALT use our digital photos to The blue screening effect! enhance our artwork In pairs, students take photos of each other in poses to suit the artwork they are doing. The photo must include the subjects’ head right down to, and including, their toes. Print, cut out and glue onto artworks to put students “in the picture”.

Photographic Pop Art WALT colour our photographs in the pop art style of Andy Warhol In pairs, students take close up portrait shots. Print, photocopy & colour in pop art style using either dye or paint!

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