One of my favorite things about mobile technology is the camera. There are a variety of reasons I like to use photography with my students. First is the aspect of creativity. From using a filter to match tone to creating a micro-poem, using photos stretches students’ creativity muscles. Second is social media. When they using their mobile device to take and manipulate photos, students can easily share their work through social media. What a great way to build positive stories about their school and education. My final point is simple; taking photos is part of our human experience. Photos are one of the ways we build our history. One of the ways we build memories and record them. I think we don’t take enough photos in school.
Over the next week I will share posts covering different aspects of photography in the classroom, from ways to create cool projects to websites to store and share photographs. Along the way I hope to share and generate ideas to enhance your lessons. My next post will discuss ideas and tools that ask the students to add filters and text to photos.
Below are some student examples. Click on the photo to see a larger version.
Join me for a great series over the next few days.