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Teaching and Learning With Digital Photography
Tips and Tools for Early Childhood Classrooms

  • Linda Good - Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA


July 2008 | 248 pages | Corwin

"The incredible collection of templates in this book makes it worth every penny. I don't know how the author could have packed more pertinent information into a book."
—Carrie Carpenter, Coordinator
Deschutes Edge Charter School, Redmond, OR

"The suggestions offer many opportunities to build on and strengthen our efforts toward increasing early literacy skills and encouraging home-school connections and parent involvement."
—Sally Nault-Maurer, School Readiness Instructor
Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District, MN

Get hooked on digital photography as a creative instructional tool for the classroom!

This all-in-one guide shows teachers how to use digital photography successfully to assess and instruct young children. The author targets two important early childhood themes: using technology to enhance children's cognitive and social-emotional abilities, and fostering a sense of belonging in young learners who experience a special delight in seeing themselves and their environment in photos.

Written for early childhood educators, this comprehensive guide offers practical, theory-based ideas for using digital photos to achieve effective classroom management, nurture language and literacy skills, and promote self-esteem in preschool, kindergarten, and primary students. A hands-on resource, this book helps educators:

  • Learn the basics about software, hardware, and photography
  • Integrate photos into PowerPoint presentations and assessment portfolios
  • Use digital photography effectively across the curriculum
  • Communicate with administrators and parents through practical applications of technology

A CD-ROM containing more than 40 user-friendly forms and templates helps busy educators quickly and easily implement the strategies presented in the book.


 
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Part I. The Rationale for Integrating Digital Photography Into Early Childhood Education Practices
 
1. Rhyme and Reasons
Developmental and Instructional Theories  
Looking Back/Looking Ahead  
 
Part II. Lights, Camera, Action: Getting Started With Digital Photography in Your Classroom
 
2. One for the Money: Hardware, Software, and Consumables
Hardware  
Software  
Consummable Materials  
Looking Back/Looking Ahead  
 
3. Two for the Show: Permission to Photograph Children
Photo Release Form  
Policies Related to Photos  
Looking Back/Looking Ahead  
 
4. Three to Get Ready: General Photography Tips
Preparedness  
Eye-to-Eye  
Background  
Frequency and Familiarity  
Bright Lights  
Objectives  
Point of View  
Multiple Shots  
Caution: Don't Become Paparazzi  
Looking Back/Looking Ahead  
 
5. Four to Go: Record Keeping and Organization
Record Keeping  
Organization  
Looking Back/Looking Ahead  
 
6. Getting to the Point.. PowerPoint, That Is
PowerPoint: A Presentation Software Program  
Looking Back/Looking Ahead  
 
Part III. Integrating Digital Images In PreK to Primary Classrooms
 
7. Photos as Aids to Classroom Management
Using Photos to Manage People  
Using Photos to Manage Time  
Using Photos to Manage Space  
Using Photos to Manage Materials  
Looking Back/Looking Ahead  
 
8. Using Photos to Promote Self-Concept, Belongingness, and Security
Using Photos to Promote Self-Concept  
Using Photos to Promote Belongingness and a Sense of Community  
Using Photos to Build Security  
Looking Back/Looking Ahead  
 
9. Using Photos to Promote Language and Literacy
Using Photos to Encourage Speaking  
Using Photos to Build Vocabulary in a Bilingual or Multilingual Classroom  
Using Photos to Encourage Listening  
Using Photos to Encourage Writing  
Promoting Illustrating Through the Use of Photos  
Using Photos to Encourage Reading  
Looking Back/Looking Ahead  
 
10. Using Photos to Create Curriculum Materials
Using Photos in the Block Center  
Using Photos in the Table Toys Center  
Using Photos in the Creative Dramatics and Puppet Centers  
Using Photos in the Math Center  
Using Photos at the Sensory Table  
Using Photos in the Science Center  
Using Photos in the Cooking Center  
Using Photos in the Art Center  
Using Photos Dramatic Play Center  
Teaching Social Studies With Photos  
Using Photos for Field Trips  
Using Photos for Teacher-Directed Activities  
Using Photos for Gifts  
Looking Back/Looking Ahead  
 
Part IV. Using Digital Images to Communicate With Parents and Other Professionals
 
11. A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: Using Digital Photos to Communicate With Parents
Communicating With Parents Through Displayed Printed Photos  
Communicating With Parents Through Print  
Communicating With Parents Through the Internet  
Communicating With Parents Through Computer Slide Shows  
Looking Back/Looking Ahead  
 
12. Picturing Growth and Development: Reporting Through Digital Images in a Photographic Portfolio
Producing a Photographic Portfolio  
Creating Electronic Portfolios Using the "Portfolio" Template  
Other Uses of the Electronic Portfolio  
Looking Back/Looking Ahead  
 
Part V. Other Uses for Digital Images in Early Education
 
13. Other Uses for Digital Images With Children, Families, and Staff
Children Using Cameras  
Families and Digital Photography  
Digital Image Uses by and for Staff  
Using Photos for Fundraising Projects  
Looking Back/Looking Ahead  
 
Glossary
 
List of Forms on the CD
 
List of Templates on CD
 
URLs Cited by Chapter
 
References
 
Index

“Linda Good guides the reader every step of the way, from showing how digital photography fits into developmentally appropriate practice, to how to use the technology to teach and assess students and increase family involvement. The book is a real contribution to an important facet of early childhood education in the new century.”

Dan Gartrell, Professor of Early Childhood Education
Bemidji State University

"The incredible collection of templates in this book makes it worth every penny. Why reinvent the wheel when the digital camera can make your classroom revolutionary? I don’t know how the author could have packed more pertinent information into a book.”

Carrie Carpenter, Coordinator
Deschutes Edge Charter School, Redmond, OR

"The suggestions offer many opportunities to build on and strengthen our efforts toward increasing early literacy skills and encouraging home-school connections and parent involvement. I highly recommend this book to any early educator who wants to add a new dimension to learning."

Sally Nault-Maurer, School Readiness Instructor
Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District 11, MN

This is a really useful book for those interested in using digital photography in the classroom. It is a practical book which offers ideas of how practitioners can use digital photography in their classrooms and explains how it can help to enhance young children's learning. It also suggests how to use photographs to communicate with parents and other professionals.
It teaches practical skills, for instance how to use photographs in a PowerPoint presentation. A very easy book to follow.

Mrs Jaqueline Braithwaite
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
September 18, 2013

Book provides very clear explanations of many aspects to digital photography

Mr Gilbert Regan
mathematics and computing, Dundalk Institute of Technology
July 5, 2012

A Lovely book which has informative text with lots of ideas for Digital cameras linked to pictures and a CD-Rom useful, I have lots of ideas now to carry out in practice

Mr David Corry-Bass
CCLD / H&SC , South Leicestershire College
August 25, 2011
Key features
  • Knowing how to use technology in the classroom is of great importance to educators right now, as children are becoming more adept at it than their teachers
  • A recent issue of Young Children (journal published by NAEYC) focused entirely on technology; how and when to introduce it in an educational environment is hotly debated, and this book demonstrates appropriate uses that will benefit children
  • Most assessments of early childhood environments, whether they are private or public, rate the use of technology in the classroom as an indicator of quality
  • The author has presented numerous workshops on the topic, both local and abroad, and knows what kinds of topics and questions teachers have about the use of technology
  • The book will be very easy to use and includes the added value of a CD of templates
  • It also presents information on that most crucial and neglected of topics: sharing what children learn and what happens during the day with parents

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword

Chapter 1


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