Digital Cameras

June 3, 2011

Maine Department of Education cameras for borrow

Elementary art teacher Lisa Workman borrowed the nine digital cameras that I have available and it turned out to be a fabulous learning experience for her 4th and 5th graders at the Southport Central School. In Lisa’s own words here is how she describes it:

Sharing the history of photography and how it influenced the art world was an enlightening benefit the students’ gained from the use of the cameras.  Technically the 4th and 5th graders were quite adept, acknowledging the savvy they had for electronic devices. The excitement the students exhibited was palatable!  To see them laying on their backs or or adjusting their positions for the prime composition or best vantage point was quite rewarding. This class was met with incredible enthusiasm and zest. They learned about history, composition and the divine proportion.

I absolutely loved using cameras when I taught on a daily basis. That was at the beginning of the digital camera rage. Lisa gave me a snapshot of the differences in 6 short years. If you are interested in borrowing the cameras (free) please email me and I can send you the paperwork or you can check out the information at http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/digicams.html

Photo by Jake

Photo by Jo

Photo by Jo

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