Item 1 Using Digital Cameras in the Classroom:
  1. Explain the different ways a teacher would be able to use a digital camera in the classroom.
    1. In a Classroom, a teacher would be able to use a digital camera to measure things like the classes growth throughout the year. The teacher can also use a digital camera to make a class scrapbook, or in "centers". The teacher could also make different games with pictures of the students, like "Memory".
  2. Explain how students would use a digital camera in the classroom for learning.
    1. Students would learn by using a digital camera if the teacher had an assignment that the students had to take pictures of certain things. For example, the students could go on a scavenger hunt and take pictures of the things they needed to find. Or in younger grades, a teacher could have the students that take turns being the "weather watcher", the student would go outside and take a picture of what the weather was and then come show it to the rest of the class.
  3. Add 1-2 websites you would use explaining or demonstrating how digital cameras are used in schools and classrooms.
    1. 365! This website gave an idea for taking a new picture every day. This would be fun to use in a classroom if there was a theme and each student got to take a turn with the camera, one student per day takes a picture according to the theme.
    2. Fun for Kids This website has a lot of fun ideas about how to use a digital camera at home or in a classroom.
  4. List 3-4 different project ideas for using digital cameras in the classroom. Add a link to the website where you found the project ideas.
    1. Friends Mobile. This is for a "Friends Mobile", but it could be used to make a "Class Mobile" or any other theme.
    2. Door Hanger. If the students have their own "Cubbie" or Locker, this would be a fun activity to do just to personalize their space. They could even make it to put out in the hall above where their projects will hang.
    3. Alphabet Book. This can be used for all grades! The students take pictures of something that starts with each letter of the alphabet-for older grades it could be based on a theme, like Math or Science.
    4. Photo Puppets. This will be fun for the students to have in a dramatic play area. They can play with puppets of themself!

Item 2 Best Camera for the Classroom:
  1. Describe the Best Camera you would use for the Classroom (Type). I would use the Sony Cyber-shot DSC H-70.
  2. Describe the main specifications of the camera. This camera is very light, has good quality, panorSony_Camera.JPGama mode, and the images are high quality. It has zoom, black and white, white balance, lighting adjustments, etc. It also has a slideshow function where it automatically puts your pictures to music, the cords that come with the camera make it so simple to show this slide show, that you can plug it right into the TV.
  3. Explain why it is the best camera to use in the classroom. I think this is the best camera to use in a classroom because of it's simplicity. The lightweight makes it good for children to work with. The different settings can make things more fun and exciting to look at, and the slideshow function makes things easier on the teacher-if she wants to show off the pictures.
  4. Here are some websites about the camera.
    1. Sony Cyber Shot
    2. cnet Cyber Shot

Item 3 Basics of Digital Cameras:
Digital Camera BasicsUnderstanding the Basics of Digital CamerasClass Pictures OrganizingClass Presentation
  1. Describe the basics of a Digital Camera. A digital Camera is a device that records an image electronically. It does this with different kinds of sensors. A picture records the resolution through the pixels, which will be described below. Most digital camera's have functions which allow you to zoom, change the color, and reduce red eye.
  2. Explain resolution, pixels, megapixel. Resolution is the amount of detail a camera can capture. For images that are going on the web, low resolution is best. If you are planning on making a giant poster, high resolution is best. Pixels stands for Picture Element. A pixel is the smallest view on the camera-each little square made up of color is a pixel. The more pixels, the more detailed your picture will be. A megapixel is one million pixels!
  3. What is Digital Work Flow. Digital Work Flow is taking a picture from which ever device you prefer, editing that photo so it is just how you want it, then putting it in it's final destination-this could be uploading it to a website, an online album, or printing it for a hard copy.
  4. Explain the printing process. There are multiple ways to print images, so the printing process can vary. An inkjet printer places small drops of ink onto paper to create an image. A laser printer basically uses static electricity to create its images. In most cases, a person uploads their pictures to a computer by using a flash drive or memory card of some sort. After they have their pictures on their computer, they can send the images they wish to be printed to a photo store, like what is in Walmart, or if they have a high quality printer and paper they can print the images from their own computer. It is also possible to take your device to the store and upload the pictures there and have them printed off in an hour.

Item 4 Taking Good Pictures:
. First: Get down on their level
. Second: Use a plain Background
. Third: Use Flash Outside
. Fourth: Move in Close
. Fifth: Take some vertical Pictures
. Sixth: Lock the focus
. Seventh: Use the Rule of Thirds(just a little off-center)
. Eighth: Know your flash's Range
. Ninth: Watch the lighting
. Tenth: Be the director and Take Charge!

Item 5 Macro Shots Macro_icon.jpg
  1. What is a macro shot: A macro shot is a close up very detailed version of the image.
  2. Describe the steps to taking macro shots: When taking a macro shot, make sure the macro on your camera is turned on. Get as close to the image as you can, zoom in, and take the shot.
  3. Explain how a macro shot is used. Macro shot is used to take pictures of very small items, like bugs, and is also used in forensic cases where much detail is needed. When taking macro shots, it is helpful to have the correct lenses and know how to use the lighting to your advantage.
  4. List 3 project ideas using a macro shot in the classroom.lady_bug-_macro.jpg
    1. In a Classroom it would be fun to do a macro shot while learning about bugs, and take pictures of bugs for the students to look at.
    2. A second project idea is to have a macro shot of a pattern and have the students try to find where the real image is somewhere in the classroom.
    3. Another macro shot project idea is to have the students take a turn with the camera and have them take a macro shot and a larger shot of one of their favorite things-they can first show the rest of the class the macro shot and the class can try to guess what their favorite thing is, then after a while show the regular shot.
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