"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.