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Roxanne Karr (not verified)

I totally agree - a digital

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I totally agree - a digital camera is wonderful to use in your classroom throughout the year. I am the computer tech for kindergarten through sixth grade, and we use the digital camera for everything from field trips to class plays to a special sixth grade PowerPoint slide show that we do every year to celebrate the sixth graders moving on to the middle school. Thank you for promoting an excellent way to integrate technology into the classroom!
Walt Punke (not verified)

Excellent beginning

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Excellent beginning suggestions for a tested and valid approach to student achievement and mastery for most disciplines. Focusing on core subject benchmarks and standards, hands-on activities, lesson plans are readily available for integrating technology to enhance learning. Digital still and video photography can be incorporarated as essential and beneficial aspects in the delivery of units and daily lessons. The growing emphasis on project-based learning accentuates applications for digital photography as an integral instructional tool. Daily verification of progress, product or project development, portfolio documentation of mastery and assesment validation are among starters. From claymation to product generation, digital photography is an ideal educational tool when empowering students in the entire process!
Sr. Karen Dolovacky (not verified)

I agree about the use of

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I agree about the use of digital photography. I use it to show lab set-ups as a pre-lab. I also take pictures in lab, and then post them in the lab. Students love looking at their own pictures and so do others at Open House time, etc. I absolutely love the fact that I can get rid of ones that don't turn out and only spend money printing ones that are good.
Cheryl Turlin, Kansas City, MO (not verified)

I find that names leave my

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I find that names leave my brain as soon as they are said. After about ten times or so they stay with me. Now I take pictures of my students doing things they like to do and put their names into the pictures as a part of the titles. It helps me a great deal and they get to enjoy my photo id wall.
Carolyn Stanley (not verified)

I had the honor of meeting

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I had the honor of meeting Mr. Moulton at a CECA conference a couple of years ago. I grew up in Maine, and although I've been in CT for 37 plus years, Maine is still "home." I was never much into photography until digital cameras came on the scene. I am a computer technology teacher/facilitator at a middle school in CT, and my first experience was with a Mavica that saved to a floppy disk. How far digital cameras have advanced from those early days! I am currently using a 5.0 megapixel Canon with a 12x optical zoom. I have a 1Gb SD card, and I "shoot with abandon." That way, if I shoot 150 or 200 shots at an event, I am sure to get at least 70 or 80 really good ones. I record all of the school events and use a really old program, Kai's Power Show, to put them into neat slide shows with transitions. I encourage my students to use their cameras and to come after school to open their pics in PhotoShop and play around with digital manipulation. I look forward to helping teachers integrate digital photography into their curriculum projects. It's a really wonderful, inexpensive way to record what is going on around us.
Carolyn (not verified)

I'd love for people to share

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I'd love for people to share some of those ideas for using in the classroom. In keyboarding, I can take pictures of students exhibiting good technique. I'm working on what I can do for computer applications. I do take pictures of all my students for pictorial seating charts (I usually see their backs, so this helps me learn names faster...important since I have them for only 9 weeks!).
Mildred Serra (not verified)

I really agree with the

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I really agree with the author Jin Moulton about the use of digital cameras in the classroom. I have just started to use it. I took a workshop which gave me some ideas, he is right we underuse it. I amplanning to use it more next scchool year. I got a book that has tips and tricks for using digital phptography fron Teachers Created Resources. Hearing from others gives you new and fresh ideas that bring other ideas forth.
Susan Cornett (not verified)

I have found that when I

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I have found that when I first take out the camera, the people are self-consciuous, but once they get used to it, they forget about it, and then you cna get really good shots! This is especially true in the classroom.
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