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A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words: Using Digital Cameras to Enhance Teaching & Learning (Adapted from work by Paula Pedersen & Helen Mongan-Rallis) Objectives - What you should be able to do after today’s class: Demonstrate specific ways to use digital cameras to teach specific concepts.
(Adapted from work by Paula Pedersen & Helen Mongan-Rallis)
What you do depends on what you want to achieve
High levelA Framework for Using Photos: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy
To teach or demonstratelower level thinking
Learning student names: Photos on Course Web Page.Also print hard copy and paste on course folder
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because of privacy issues in having this slide
posted on the web]
PowerPoint of Minerals
(shown in class & postedon the web)
Students in Tim Roufs’ Anthro class can download a PowerPoint of slides for the class. Many of these slides show photos Dr. Roufs took with a digital camera http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1602/pcweek06.html
To teach or demonstratemiddle level thinking
This can be combined with an e-mail
pal program, video-conferencing, orweb-based discussion boardbetween groups of studentsfrom different cultural groups.Student from each site take digital photos and e-mail theseor post on web site for othersto see.
“Here is a photo which shows Tina facilitating the children rechecking their heights. This was a very natural outgrowth of the children's interests and did not disrupt the group.”
photographs atto illustrateconcepts learnedin the class.In observationlog they analyze the scenes.
To teach or demonstratehigher level thinking
Senior Anthropology Seminar: Students reflect on what they have learned and post this on the course web site
Students are required to createa web-based versionof their teachingportfolios. This mustinclude photos & videoclips.
Use of photos or video clips in portfolio
Photos with StudentsStudents take photos of each otherto show their use of different techniques
Web-based portfolio for Art Pre-Service TeacherThis student took photos ofher senior art show & createda virtual exhibition to showher work
Here a student usedphotos she had taken and also scannedimages to createa video to teach about
(video by Rachel Barr)
Show your photos. Explain how you would use the pictures you took to teach the concept.