Thursday’s Tip: Improving Instruction with Digital Images

A digital camera (with video capabilities) is a piece of hardware that every eMINTS classroom gets and seems like one of the most under-utilized tools for instruction. Teachers and students are using the cameras to take pictures at assemblies, field trips, and classroom parties but are they being used during lessons?

Here are some pictures I’ve taken over the past month that might inspire some lessons. In what ways might you use these images in learning activities and lessons in your classroom? Feel free to copy any of them and use them freely or go out and take some of your own, or even better, have your students take them.

Your challenge is to answer this…..How might teachers and students use images as part of units/lessons on a daily basis? Please leave comments and share your thoughts and ideas.

Brooke Higgins is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center. You can read more at her blog Higgins Helpful Hints Blog.

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