~Digital Images~

 

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     We created an video on a teaching strategy from this list using a digital recorder and iMovie. The teaching strategy we used was wait time. Wait time is defined as the pause between asking a question and soliciting a response. It provides additional wait time after a student response also allows students to refect on the response prior to further discussion. It was a lot of fun doing this project and working with video capture and editing

iMovie project

     Here are some other examples of teaching and learning with digial images.  

Pressure Effects 

     In this video a group of students were the ones that made the clip. They came up with a way that their class could visually see pressure differences. They used a digital camcorder to record their experiment and edited thier project by using iMovie. After completing this project, the students were able to describe the process of air pressure expanding or contracting when heat was present. 

Seeing Science - Color and Spectra 

     Understanding scientific concepts can be hard for a student to understand if they are just reading it from a textbook. In this example a group of studets picked a scientific concept and used a digital camcorder to explain this concept to their class. They also used narration, still images, graphics, and texts. When students can represent the concepts in a video format that combines motion video with graphics, text, and narration, the ideas are often easier to understand.

Elements Commercial 

     In this project, student teams use a digital camcorder and iMovie to create a commercial about an element. The students used the internet and other resources to find information about their element: the name, the symbol, the atomic number, the atomic mass, a picture of the element, and common historical and/or modern uses of the element. Students also learn about eight or more other physical and chemical properties of the element. After they were finished with the project, they presented the video to the class. When the students completed their project they were able to understand metals, non-metals, metalloids, solids, liquids and gases, identify important characteristics of all elements, and interpret information about an element using the periodic table. 

Leaf Classification 

     This video was made by using a digital camera and iPhoto to put all the pictures together. In this example, they used still images to make a photo book about leaf classification. Both students and teachers can use this project. Students can use it to enhance what they are learning in class or the teacher could use it to teach a lesson or introduce a lesson that they will be teaching to their class. 

     Using digital images is a very helpful tool in the classroom. Not only can teahers use them but students can use them too! Tecahers can use digital images to teach a lesson to the class or introduce a topic that the class will be learning about. Students can use these tools to do different kinds of projects. The students can even teach their own class something by using digital images! While the students are making and doing their digital images project they are also learning along the way. The examples I used above are perfect for a middle school science class. You could use digital imaging in a middle school science class by having the students pick a scientific concept and be able to explain it to the class by using live action, graphics, text and narration, you could use it to do lab reports where the student has to show what materials they are using, what the purpose of the experiment is, state their hypothesis, the methods, and their results, or you could use it to just enhance what the students are learning in class. Using digital images is fun for both the student and the teacher. Instead of learning things straight from a textbook students can be more hands on with what they are learning about and gain more interest in learning. It also makes learning different or new subjects and topics easier to understand. Technology tools can be used along with good teaching strategies to address various learning styles and student needs. Using digital imaging, teaching can be more organized, more presentable, and more entertaining to the students. Also, using digital imaging, students become a lot more interested and engaged in the subject being taught, they learn a lot more and have fun with it as well.