Using Digital Cameras for Multidimensional Learning in K-12 Classrooms
Supon, Viola, Journal of Instructional Psychology
Digital cameras are educational tools that support purposeful instruction with a clear vision on curriculum, instruction, assessment, and reflection. This article explains the impact of digital cameras in today's classrooms, indicates effective usage of digital cameras, and relates how multidimensional learning can be provided for students by using digital cameras.
As classrooms continue to be infused with various forms of technology, teachers need to recognize the role digital cameras play in student performance and the multiple dimensions this instructional tool does to enrich learning. According to Education World (2005, p. 1), "teachers across the country and around the world are discovering the many valuable uses for digital cameras; uses that both engage students and make their own professional lives easier." Further, "students embrace the creativity and assessment opportunities that digital photos offer" (Lindroth, 2004, p. 22). Therefore, it is astute of teachers to maximize and have digital cameras integrated in the classrooms for students to increase their learning and achievement.
This article: (1) explains the impact of digital cameras in today's classrooms, (2) indicates effective usage of digital cameras, and (3) relates how multidimensional learning can be provided for students by using digital cameras.
Impact of Digital Cameras
As stated by Rivard (2004, p. 55) "digital cameras have become the hottest tech trend in K-12 districts today." This is attributed to students being more visual because of their familiarity with video games, computers, and movies.
Since individuals are "intensely visual" (Wolfe, …
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Publication information: Article title: Using Digital Cameras for Multidimensional Learning in K-12 Classrooms. Contributors: Supon, Viola - Author. Journal title: Journal of Instructional Psychology. Volume: 33. Issue: 2 Publication date: June 2006. Page number: 154+. © 2009 George Uhlig Publisher. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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