Oh WOW!!!!! Are we ever going to be having some fun now. I just received a $2000 grant through Best Buy and have bought 10 new digital cameras, and 5 photo printers (plus a few other odds and ins like memory cards, rechargeable batteries, and ink kits) to start basic photography lessons with my students. Now, we all know that they can teach me more about using the cameras than I could EVER teach them, so my lessons are going to be focused more on the framing techniques and developing an "artistic" eye, as opposed to the point and shoot method. I am really excited about this opportunity and can't wait to get started. Begin looking for our first attempts to soon grace the walls of Chets Creek!
In my grant, I did mentions that the cameras could be used with other projects in the school, such as creating photographs demonstrating ideas in academic areas, such as patterns, habitats, proportions, textures (math/science). In social studies they could be used to record different social events or activities. In Language Arts, they could be used to illustrate. Really, the possibilities are endless. Let me know some of the ideas that might be forming that these cameras could help come to pass. I am sure there are going to be some wonderful, expressive ideas flowing from our kids as this project gets off the ground!
Thanks to Best Buy for making these grants possible. If you haven't, you really should check out this opportunity.