Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Photos by Students

Back in March we studied geometry in second grade. To encourage students to notice geometry in the world around them, I gave cameras to groups of students and told them to find right angles and take pictures. I posted a slide show of the photos on our class blog.
I decided to have students take pictures only of their right angle and hand. This way, the right angle would be large enough to see. I also did not want to worry about posting kids' faces online. Many of the students photographed the right angles. This meant I could pick the pictures that were in focus and reject others. When I showed the slide show, students recognized photos they thought they took and I didn't have to worry about making sure I had photos from each group.

1 comment:

Kelly Berry said...

In first grade we're working on a similar project regarding symmetry. Students will be creating a multiple choice Q&A for our technology buddies in Center, CO. We'll take a look at your blog for some inspiration!