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ERIC Number: ED501180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 128
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-3250-0954-6ISBN-978-0-3250-0954-4
Kids, Cameras, and the Curriculum: Focusing on Learning in the Primary Grades
Dragan, Pat Barrett
The author demonstrates how simple snapshots can open new entryways into literacy for all children and help educators view teaching and learning in new ways, building classroom-wide and school-wide community. The book offers projects that help children see real-world possibilities in literate behaviors by using photos as a stimulus for literacy activities, linking children's curiosity and enthusiasm with curricular goals, boosting the confidence of struggling students, and giving English learners new opportunities and support as they work toward fluent expression. Dragan shows how a single snapshot of groups and individuals can provide a new perspective on what is happening in the classroom, to identify potential conflicts, to determine if lessons are working according to plan, or to capture a breakthrough. Nine chapters include: (1) Seeing the Classroom through the Camera's Eye; (2) Simple Camera Projects for Home and School; (3) Kids Behind the Cameras: Going Digital; (4) Photography: A Way in for English Language Learners; (5) Photography Across the Curriculum; (6) The Kids' Press: Kids Deliver the News; (7) Taking to the Streets; (8) Imagination Stations: Giving Students Opportunities to Investigate and Learn Their Way; and (9) Photo-Essays: Publishing a Literary Magazine--An After-School Enrichment Project.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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