I think there is great potential in the use of digital images in the classroom. I realize that digital cameras began making their way into classrooms about 10 years ago and that this is not a groundbreaking idea. The tools are much more readily available these days and I frequently encourage teachers to consider the wide variety of strategies for integrating digital images with teaching and learning. A few possible classroom activities include photo scavenger hunts (examples of geometric concepts or states of matter), photo essays or journals (from a field trip, data collection, or tell an original story), and as post-reading exercises (demonstrate the main idea, the antagonist’s emotion, or your reflection).
I had to make a quick trip to the airport this weekend. I saw my camera as I was leaving the house and grabbed it. It was a great day and I thought I’d share some snapshots of my mini-adventure on the blog. I see a few people share glimpses into their lives in creative ways on their blogs and aspire to do so on mine. This also provides me a personal example (albeit a beginner’s attempt) to share during my classes and professional development workshops this summer. So…here, in photographs, is the story of my recent drive to the airport.