Welcome to the home of the Click! class - Using Digital Images to Enhance Learning.

The Syllabus

Day 1


Class
Introduction to Photography
Taking great picture tips
Setting up online photo sharing space

Homework -

  1. Take a variety of shots that exhibit shots and composition discussed in class.
  2. Upload and share at least 5 shots to PicasaWeb. Make sure to use the caption feature to indicate what shot or composition rule you are illustrating.
  3. Read the article, 13 Lessons to Teach Your Children about Digital Photography. and discuss the article and how you would use what you learned in the discussion tab of the Day 1 Class.
  4. Complete your EdTech Profile.
  5. Look at other participant photos by following the links in the left sidebar. Leave them comments on PicassaWeb. (optional)


Day 2


Class
Digital online presence - Parental permission
Planning digital stories - Storyboards
Conversations and images - VoiceThread

Homework

  1. Create a Voicethread that you could use in your classroom or that you could use with your colleagues.
  2. Embed your Voicethread on your wiki page, so that others can view it by Thursday, May 7th. On your wiki page, please include an explanation of how you might incorporate this voicethread in an existing lesson
  3. Visit the pages of other participants to view their VoiceThreads. Leave a comment on at least two other VoiceThreads.
  4. After exploring this page with other classroom Voicethreads, please use this VoiceThread to add your comments about how you might use this tool in the classroom.
  5. Create an Animoto Educator account. It takes some time to get back your approval, so please register as soon as possible.
  6. If you need help or want to leave a tip on something you have learned, visit the help/tips page and leave a comment in the discussion tab.


Online Hour
Questions
Sharing Voicethread examples that you might use as a model

Day 3


Class
Create an online digital story
Possible tools - Animoto, Bubbleshare
Create a desktop digital story

Homework

  1. Create a digital story using Showbeyond, with 5 slides and audio.
  2. Embed that slideshow on your wiki page. Add how you would use this with your students.
  3. Work on adding the use of images and media to an existing lesson plan. This will be due the last day of class, May 18th.
  4. Upload images, create, and embed a show from Animoto.

Online Hour
Questions
Sharing your digital stories

Day 4


Class
Using digital images to create online presentations and embedding them

Homework
Complete poster or tour as a model
Add to your page how you might use Glogster/Google Earth in the classroom
Work on your lesson plan that incorporates the use of digital images
Take the EdTech Profile again to measure growth


Online Hour
Questions
Sharing your Glogster or Google Earth Tour

Day 5

Explore other tools that use images
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Presentations
Review how to embed
Share your lesson

Online hour (before class meeting)
Your experiences and reflections recorded for a podcast