With digital cameras readily available and reasonably priced, they are a great tool for adding creativity to classroom assignments. How can your students use pictures to make their projects more interesting?
In Tech & Learning, Ellen Ullman has a blog--Photo Ops: 10 Innovative Ways to Use Visual Media--with ideas for using visual media in the classroom. This is a list of the options she discusses in her blog.
1 Produce public service announcements.
2 Study textures.
3 Do an interactive book report.
4 Learn about machines.
5 Go on a scavenger hunt.
6 Write an autobiography.
7 Promote healthier habits.
8 Improve scientific skills.
9 Act like a CSI.
10 Lights, camera…
I look forward to reading your ideas for visual media projects.
Teachers can assign age-appropriate programs to their students to be watched with TV captions turned on.