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Teaching and Learning With Digital Photography

Teaching and Learning With Digital Photography
Tips and Tools for Early Childhood Classrooms

  • Linda Good - Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA

September 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

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


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



Frequency and Familiarity

Bright Lights


Point of View

Multiple Shots

Caution: Don't Become Paparazzi

Looking Back/Looking Ahead

5. Four to Go: Record Keeping and Organization
Record Keeping


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

List of Forms on the CD
List of Templates on CD
URLs Cited by Chapter

“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

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1

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