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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
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 abilities, and fostering a sense of belonging in young learners who experience a special delight in seeing themselves and their environment in photos. This resource includes a CD-ROM with templates and covers:

Basics about software, hardware, and photography

Effective applications of digital photography throughout the curriculum

Important tools for communicating with administrators and parents

 
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

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