Children are naturally drawn to photography. For younger students, in particular, who may not have the vocabulary to express everything they see and feel in words, photographs are a great way to share their unique view of the world. By using digital cameras within the curriculum, teachers can not only provide students with a visual medium for self-expression, but also help them to hone their observation skills, develop an understanding of perspective, and practice their computer skills.
Here are some suggestions for finding and buying a classroom camera, practical tips for student camera use, and fun activities to complement your exisiting computer skills curriculum.
Using Your Camera