Teaching and Learning with Digital Photography: Tips and Tools for Early Childhood Classrooms

Teaching and Learning with Digital Photography: Tips and Tools for Early Childhood Classrooms

By: Linda Good (author)Hardback

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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; and, important tools for communicating with administrators and parents.

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About Author

Linda Good is currently a professor of early childhood education at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she serves as the coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Program. Previous to her present position, she was an associate professor at South Dakota State University and an assistant professor at the University of South Dakota. Prior to working full time in higher education, she served many roles in the early childhood profession. She was a coordinator of early childhood family education, a long-term substitute home-based teacher for Head Start, and a teacher of young children with special needs. Good is very involved in local, state, and regional early childhood organizations and has served as president of the South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children, been an active board member of both the South Dakota and Minnesota Associations for the Education of Young Children, and served as the Midwest council representative from both South Dakota and Minnesota with the Midwest Association for the Education of Young Children. She is affiliated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Association of Childhood Education International, and the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. She presents locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She has authored several articles and one other book. Good received her PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1990.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412960755
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781412960755
  • weight: 703
  • ISBN10: 1412960754

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