I teach a photography class with very limited supplies. My students are very creative and love working with digital photography. Most have never used an actual camera since most used their cell phones. So many of my students are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey and need some excitement in during the school day. They get so excited when I assign them an activity like a scavenger hunt. They get to go around the school taking assigned pictures then present them in google slides to the classroom.
My students are eager to get new assignments that are away from the traditional classroom setting.
I have to put them in groups of 3 or 4 due to the lack of equipment. The cameras I do have are old but they get the job done I just don't have enough. My principal did order me plenty of SD cards so they could keep the pictures until they had a chance to download them onto their drive. (I only have 4 computers)
I love to see how excited they get when they present their presentation to the class. It is absolutely wonderful.
My students are assigned different projects like adjective scavenger hunts, taking pictures of everyday objects from an interesting angle and A-Z project. They would love to each have a camera to experiment with but unfortunately I only have 8. They have to be in groups of 3 and they always argue about who gets to take the pictures.
Throughout this semester I have seen some wonderful photographs taken by my students.
They manage to make an ordinary object look amazing.
They also learn to edit the photos on Pixlr, a free online editing website. They even put themselves in a photo with a celebrity of their choice.
I love to see how engaged my students are and how excited they get to have a class with some freedom and actually have fun.
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