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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.

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a picture speaks a thousand words using digital cameras to enhance teaching learning

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
Objectives - What you should be able to do after today’s class:
  • Demonstrate specific ways to use digital cameras to teach specific concepts.
  • Describe & explain ideas for using digital cameras & digital photos as teaching & learning tools in your own profession.
practical issues

We use Sony Mavica because:

• no software needed

• no downloading

• takes images on floppy disks

• cross platform

• .jpg format so web & PP ready

Practical Issues
  • Why use photos?
  • Why digital cameras?
  • What kind of cameras?
enhancing teaching learning with digital photos
Enhancing Teaching & Learning with Digital Photos

What you do depends on what you want to achieve

a framework for using photos using bloom s taxonomy

Low level

?

High level

A Framework for Using Photos: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Knowledge
  • Comprehension
  • Application
  • Analysis
  • Synthesis
  • Evaluation
knowledge comprehension
Knowledge & Comprehension

To teach or demonstratelower level thinking

slide7

Learning student names: Photos on Course Web Page.Also print hard copy and paste on course folder

[Photo of students deleted from this slide

because of privacy issues in having this slide

posted on the web]

slide10

“how-to”

guidelines for

equipment use

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/classroom/MONH108/SLIDE.HTM

slide11

Guidelines for teaching students lab procedures

http://www.d.umn.edu/~hrallis/guides/imovie/importing.html

slide12

Teach identification

http://www.d.umn.edu/geology/coursehtmls/missrocks/intro.html

PowerPoint of Minerals

(shown in class & postedon the web)

http://www.d.umn.edu/~pmorton/geol2300/powerpoint/color/sld002.htm

slide13

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

application analysis
Application & Analysis

To teach or demonstratemiddle level thinking

slide15

Preparation for

field trips

http://www.d.umn.edu/~pmorton/geol2311/field%20trip/fieldtripoct28%2C2000.html

slide16

To learn about other cultures

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.

slide17

“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.”

Students take

photographs atto illustrateconcepts learnedin the class.In observationlog they analyze the scenes.

http://www.d.umn.edu/~hrallis/STEP/TinasObservation/ObservationOneTL.html

synthesis evaluation
Synthesis & Evaluation

To teach or demonstratehigher level thinking

slide19

Senior Anthropology Seminar: Students reflect on what they have learned and post this on the course web site

http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbelote/srseminar/lastwords2000.html

slide20

Teaching Englishelectronic portfolio:

Students are required to createa web-based versionof their teachingportfolios. This mustinclude photos & videoclips.

http://www.d.umn.edu/~lmillerc/TeachingEnglishHomePage/Portfolios/Portfolio%20Requirements.html

slide21

Example of electronic (web-based)portfolio

Use of photos or video clips in portfolio

http://www.d.umn.edu/~kwilliam/portfolio.htm

slide22

Photos with StudentsStudents take photos of each otherto show their use of different techniques

http://www.d.umn.edu/~kwilliam/student_pictures.htm

slide23

Web-based portfolio for Art Pre-Service TeacherThis student took photos ofher senior art show & createda virtual exhibition to showher work

http://www.d.umn.edu/~jhummel/portfolio.html

using video clips
Using Video Clips
  • Teaching sign language.
  • Teaching foreign language
  • Demonstration of techniques (e.g. physical education, science lab)
  • Speech pathology
  • Digital storytelling
slide25

Using still pictures to create videos

Here a student usedphotos she had taken and also scannedimages to createa video to teach about

water

(video by Rachel Barr)

activity
Activity
  • In your small groups take your digital camera and photograph examples to illustrate your topic.
  • Choose pictures that will promote greater understanding on the concept.
  • As a group, plan how you will use these pictures to teach the concept to the class.
photo group assignments
Photo Group Assignments
  • Different geometric shapes (as many different kinds as you can find)
  • Teaching language: position of lips or tongue to create different sounds
  • Examples of non-verbal communication
  • The different parts of a computer
sharing of photos
Sharing of Photos

Show your photos. Explain how you would use the pictures you took to teach the concept.

discussion
Discussion
  • How did this activity expand your thinking about using digital cameras for teaching and learning?
  • What ways can you think of to use digital photos in your own teaching context? (Sharing in 2s)
conclusion where to now
Conclusion: Where to Now?
  • Select cameras that are easy to use
  • Begin where you & your students are comfortable
  • Use framework to scaffold teaching and learning (e.g. Bloom’s Taxonomy)
  • Be creative! Experiment
  • Just do it!