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Photography for Kids - Photography Projects for Kids

Photography for Kids - Photography Projects for Kids | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it

Photography for Kids is a great page that is full of resources and links about teaching photography to children and teaching science, art history, and artistic techniques through photography.

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Hold the Camera, Kid: Luring your Child into the World of Photography! | Photojojo

Hold the Camera, Kid: Luring your Child into the World of Photography! | Photojojo | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it
Many of us don’t know how to start teaching photography to children. I found this post simple, clear, and very helpful. I loved the idea of cutting a rectangular “viewfinder” as a first visual lesson for photography!
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Judy Barberree Senzamici's comment, November 14, 2012 3:33 PM
The article discussed introducing the framing concept to students. Do you also teach them about zooming?
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EYE SEE TOHOKU workshop overview

Photography helps children filter their trauma through the camera’s lens.
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Worth A Thousand Words!

Worth A Thousand Words! | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it

Great activities for using photos with English Language Learners (ELL) and how can it be enormously effective in helping them llearn far more than a thousand words.

Thanks for the suggestion Megan!

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Lissa Ledbetter's comment, October 24, 2012 2:36 PM
I love the idea in this article related to asking questions at all levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. I have been observing pre-service teacher interns (primary level) in the field lately and many have been doing lessons involving analyzing primary sources from the Library of Congress. Many interns have been asking their students to analyze, say, an old photograph. The types of questions provided by this article are a perfect reminder to ask more than just "What do you see in this photograph?", but also higher-order questions that require students to synthesize and evaluate.
Jennifer Ward's comment, October 24, 2012 4:01 PM
In reading the PWIM model, it prompted me to think about an inquiry I am working on with a peer and our residency students around what is teaching. We had them take photos, but I love the idea of using photos and having them develop the language around dispositions related to teaching.
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Photography With a Difference:Through Special Eyes(video coverage recap)

This video shows how do children with disabilities express themselves through photography.

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Judy Barberree Senzamici's comment, October 9, 2012 10:11 PM
What a great way to build excitement and independence. The children were so excited.
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Using A Digital Camera In Home School Activities | Homeschool Building Blocks

Using A Digital Camera In Home School Activities | Homeschool Building Blocks | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it

This is a really interesting article for anyone involved with home schooling. It is about how using a digital camera can really enrich the learning experience for children in the under ten years age-group. There are some good tips for how a young child can use a camera and learn to improve social skills and observation and even direct a movie with a digital video camera! Technology is incredible isn't it? Amazing that you can get a movie camera for children for under fifty dollars!

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Jennifer Ward's comment, October 3, 2012 9:13 PM
what great ideas about how to get started. I especially like the section on observations-I could see using this in regards to many content areas (like math) to document real world examples in art and otherwise
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Teaching Through Photography : NPR

Teaching Through Photography : NPR | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it

The “Children of South Africa” (CHOSA) organization has implemented an art project, using photography specifically, to help children think creatively and critically about their surroundings instead of the old traditional ways of copying from blackboard and repeating after the teacher. A link for the details of the project is provided in this article.

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Stefanie Lynch's comment, September 26, 2012 4:14 PM
I love the idea of children documenting their lives using photography, escpecially as a means to understand how they view the world around them and their place in it. I think the model discussed in this article, allowing children to photograph their surroundings, can be used in early childhood as well. It is a great means to get children thinking about their environments and to tap into their knowledge of their world.
Megan Cross's comment, September 26, 2012 4:35 PM
Ditto, Stef! I am thinking about the richness of knowledge that you experience through these photos. As an educator, I can see multiple ways to connect things in textbooks/standards to their lives. It also connects children with each other. I noticed a number of photos showing emotion...think about the rich conversation you could have with your students about emotions through these photos.
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Ele Activity: Alien Assignment

Ele Activity: Alien Assignment | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it

Photography = Fun + learning!  How??

Alien Assignment is a fun game that encourages problem solving and discovery. This game asks children to help “the Gloop family” repair their spaceship, through taking pictures of household items, so they can return back to their home planet after fixing their ship.

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Moving toward Visual Literacy: Photography as a Language of Teacher Inquiry.

Moving toward Visual Literacy: Photography as a Language of Teacher Inquiry. | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it

Why to advocate for a digital camera in every classroom?

Through real examples of preschool and early elementary-school classrooms, this article shows how photography could be a great tool that teachers could use to enhance practices. The article presents one portrayal of the role of photography as a language of teacher inquiry.

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Megan Cross's comment, September 18, 2012 4:28 PM
Fabulous article! From personal experience, I learned so much about my students through the photos I collected during my project work last year. I think that the use of photos is such a fantastic way to communicate ideas and carry on discussion/inquiry.
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Early childhood education explored through photography exhibit

Early childhood education explored through photography exhibit | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it

This exhibited shows how powerful photography could be when used to tell the stories of children’s learning. Inspired by Reggio approach, the photography project was designed with the idea that children are capable of constructing their own knowledge. The children used cameras as tools to help them further investigate their environment as a learning experience. Meanwhile, teachers used the new technology to document the process. As described by one of the project’s leaders, “The photographs may represent the product, but it’s the process that children go through—that’s where the learning takes place.”

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National Geographic Kids

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This Website offers links to maps, pictures, facts, animals, and geographic games about the United States of America. National Geographic Kids offers “My Shot” which is a moderated photo community where kids can upload their favorite photos, get photo tips, rate photos, and comment on other members' pictures. It's a place to share a love of photography and inspire other kids to care about the planet. Kids must have parental permission in order to participate..
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Self Esteem Through Photography

Self Esteem Through Photography | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it

We all want our children to feel good about themselves. One simple way to boost your child's self esteem is through photography. This post has some nice ideas for adults when photographing children. However, it made me think: what about handing the camera to children? What impact this would have on their self-esteem? Why to capture what we, as adults, consider as children’s great moments while they might have a different perspective on these moments and on the meaning of achievement and accomplishment?

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Using the Camera for Learning and Creativity With Children !

Using the Camera for Learning and Creativity With Children ! | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it

This article includes a few examples of some of the activities with a camera that can get children started on a life time of study, a hobby of interest, or simply an enthusiasm to explore and learn. 

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Kids with Cameras

Pre-schoolers explore their world with cameras with remarkable results.
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Megan Cross's comment, October 7, 2012 7:06 PM
Thank you for sharing this video with us in class as well as on your site. I think that we can learn so many things about our young students if we are able to carefully investigate into their lives. What better way to carry out this investigation by placing cameras in their hands!
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Digital cameras for kids: Cool tools and windows into your child's mind

Digital cameras for kids: Cool tools and windows into your child's mind | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it
Digital cameras for kids are cool tools for learning about science and language. They also offer us a window into the minds of our children. Check out these research-based tips and activities.
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CAMERAS FOR KIDS

CAMERAS FOR KIDS | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it
CAMERAS FOR KIDS is a website designed to encourage and develope the inner photographer in kids. Hints, tips, books, and even a place for kids to interact and share their picture with be available.

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Judy Barberree Senzamici's comment, September 26, 2012 3:18 PM
This is a great website. On the section about the world I liked how they used pictures along with the information about the subject in the picture (the monarch butterflies for example). The camera functions are helpful for the students in getting started with picture taking.
Jennifer Ward's comment, September 26, 2012 4:48 PM
I loved the idea of using cameras to develop fine motor skills! You could use them as a tool to assess and document, but at the same time have students improving on physical capabilities in an engaging way!
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Sony Global - Sony and UNICEF present "EYE SEE" Digital Photo Project for Children

Sony Global - Sony and UNICEF present "EYE SEE" Digital Photo Project for Children | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it

Photography could be a great opportunity for children to express their voices for social issues that directly affect them. The “EYE SEE” digital photo project of UNICEF and Sony is one real example. As part of the project, children from different parts of the world were provided with digital cameras and had the chance to use them to express their feelings and thoughts through photographs they took using the cameras they got. Videos that show the steps and the details of the project are posted in the page.

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Lissa Ledbetter's comment, September 25, 2012 12:50 PM
This is an advocacy issue I could definitely get behind! More than just "picture taking", but a medium to communicate! Children, generally speaking, are a group with no rights of their own. They can't vote, they aren't considered equal contributors to society, and generally their voices are marginalized. This opportunity allows at least a small opportunity for their voices to be heard!
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Color Me Pete by Lesia Design

Color Me Pete by Lesia Design | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it

Another great app for using the camera of the smart devices, which most children have access to, in learning.

This new app sends kids on a real life treasure hunt for colors using the camera- makes learning colors, languages and reading fun!

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Technology and Young Children | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

Technology and Young Children | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it
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Digital Photography For Kids

Digital Photography For Kids | The Educational Potential of Photography | Scoop.it
Beginning digital photography course for kids (all digital camera types). Downloadable guide, free teacher assistance, free guide to making movies, more.

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