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Title: A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words: Using Digital Cameras to Enhance Teaching


1
A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words Using Digital
Cameras to Enhance Teaching Learning
(Adapted from work by Paula Pedersen Helen
Mongan-Rallis)
2
Objectives - What you should be able to do after
todays 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.

3
Practical Issues
  • Why use photos?
  • Why digital cameras?
  • What kind of cameras?

4
Enhancing Teaching Learning with Digital Photos
  • What you do depends on what you want to achieve

5
A Framework for Using Photos Using Blooms
Taxonomy
  • Knowledge
  • Comprehension
  • Application
  • Analysis
  • Synthesis
  • Evaluation

6
Knowledge Comprehension
To teach or demonstrate lower level thinking
7
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
8
Photos used in online threaded discussion forum
9
Photos used in database of advising records
10
how-to guidelines for equipment use
http//www.d.umn.edu/itss/classroom/MONH108/SLIDE.
HTM
11
Guidelines for teaching students lab procedures
http//www.d.umn.edu/hrallis/guides/imovie/import
ing.html
12
Teach identification
http//www.d.umn.edu/geology/coursehtmls/missrocks
/intro.html
PowerPoint of Minerals (shown in class
posted on the web)
http//www.d.umn.edu/pmorton/geol2300/powerpoint/
color/sld002.htm
13
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/tr
oufs/anth1602/pcweek06.html
14
Application Analysis
To teach or demonstrate middle level thinking
15
Preparation for field trips
http//www.d.umn.edu/pmorton/geol2311/field20tri
p/fieldtripoct282C2000.html
16
To learn about other cultures
This can be combined with an e-mail pal program,
video-conferencing, or web-based discussion
board between groups of students from different
cultural groups. Student from each site take
digital photos and e-mail these or post on web
site for others to see.
17
Students take photographs at to
illustrate concepts learned in the class. In
observation log they analyze the scenes.
http//www.d.umn.edu/hrallis/STEP/TinasObservatio
n/ObservationOneTL.html
18
Synthesis Evaluation
To teach or demonstrate higher level thinking
19
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/lastwords2
000.html
20
http//www.d.umn.edu/lmillerc/TeachingEnglishHome
Page/Portfolios/Portfolio20Requirements.html
21
Example of electronic (web-based)portfolio
Use of photos or video clips in portfolio
http//www.d.umn.edu/kwilliam/portfolio.htm
22
Photos with Students Students take photos of each
other to show their use of different techniques
http//www.d.umn.edu/kwilliam/student_pictures.ht
m
23
Web-based portfolio for Art Pre-Service
Teacher This student took photos of her senior
art show created a virtual exhibition to
show her work
http//www.d.umn.edu/jhummel/portfolio.html
24
Using Video Clips
  • Teaching sign language.
  • Teaching foreign language
  • Demonstration of techniques (e.g. physical
    education, science lab)
  • Speech pathology
  • Digital storytelling

25
Using still pictures to create videos
Here a student used photos she had taken and
also scanned images to create a video to teach
about water
(video by Rachel Barr)
26
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.

27
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

28
Sharing of Photos
  • Show your photos. Explain how you would use the
    pictures you took to teach the concept.

29
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)

30
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. Blooms Taxonomy)
  • Be creative! Experiment
  • Just do it!
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