Teaching and Learning With Digital Photography: Tips and Tools for Early Childhood Classrooms

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This all-in-one guide offers early childhood educators concrete examples for integrating digital photography into teaching and assessment and includes a CD-ROM with user-friendly forms and templates.

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Editorial Reviews

Carrie Carpenter
"The incredible collection of templates in this book makes it worth every penny. Why reinvent the wheel when the digital camera can make your classroom revolutionary? I don’t know how the author could have packed more pertinent information into a book.”
Dan Gartrell
“Linda Good guides the reader every step of the way, from showing how digital photography fits into developmentally appropriate practice, to how to use the technology to teach andassess studentsand increase family involvement. The book is a real contribution to an important facet of early childhood education in the new century.”
Sally Nault-Maurer
"The suggestions offer many opportunities to build on and strengthen our efforts toward increasing early literacy skills and encouraging home-school connections and parent involvement. I highly recommend this book to any early educator who wants to add a new dimension to learning."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412960755
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/30/2008
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Good is currently a professor of early childhood education at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she serves as the coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Program. Previous to her present position, she was an associate professor at South Dakota State University and an assistant professor at the University of South Dakota. Prior to working full time in higher education, she served many roles in the early childhood profession. She was a coordinator of early childhood family education, a long-term substitute home-based teacher for Head Start, and a teacher of young children with special needs.

Good is very involved in local, state, and regional early childhood organizations and has served as president of the South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children, been an active board member of both the South Dakota and Minnesota Associations for the Education of Young Children, and served as the Midwest council representative from both South Dakota and Minnesota with the Midwest Association for the Education of Young Children. She is affiliated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Association of Childhood Education International, and the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. She presents locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She has authored several articles and one other book. Good received her Ph D from the University of Minnesota in 1990.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Part I. The Rationale for Integrating Digital Photography Into Early Childhood Education Practices
1. Rhyme and Reasons
Developmental and Instructional Theories
Looking Back/Looking Ahead
Part II. Lights, Camera, Action: Getting Started With Digital Photography in Your Classroom
2. One for the Money: Hardware, Software, and Consumables
Consummable Materials
Looking Back/Looking Ahead
3. Two for the Show: Permission to Photograph Children
Photo Release Form
Policies Related to Photos
Looking Back/Looking Ahead
4. Three to Get Ready: General Photography Tips
Frequency and Familiarity
Bright Lights
Point of View
Multiple Shots
Caution: Don't Become Paparazzi
Looking Back/Looking Ahead
5. Four to Go: Record Keeping and Organization
Record Keeping
Looking Back/Looking Ahead
6. Getting to the Point.. Power Point, That Is
Power Point: A Presentation Software Program
Looking Back/Looking Ahead
Part III. Integrating Digital Images In Pre K to Primary Classrooms
7. Photos as Aids to Classroom Management
Using Photos to Manage People
Using Photos to Manage Time
Using Photos to Manage Space
Using Photos to Manage Materials
Looking Back/Looking Ahead
8. Using Photos to Promote Self-Concept, Belongingness, and Security
Using Photos to Promote Self-Concept
Using Photos to Promote Belongingness and a Sense of Community
Using Photos to Build Security
Looking Back/Looking Ahead
9. Using Photos to Promote Language and Literacy
Using Photos to Encourage Speaking
Using Photos to Build Vocabulary in a Bilingual or Multilingual Classroom
Using Photos to Encourage Listening
Using Photos to Encourage Writing
Promoting Illustrating Through the Use of Photos
Using Photos to Encourage Reading
Looking Back/Looking Ahead
10. Using Photos to Create Curriculum Materials
Using Photos in the Block Center
Using Photos in the Table Toys Center
Using Photos in the Creative Dramatics and Puppet Centers
Using Photos in the Math Center
Using Photos at the Sensory Table
Using Photos in the Science Center
Using Photos in the Cooking Center
Using Photos in the Art Center
Using Photos Dramatic Play Center
Teaching Social Studies With Photos
Using Photos for Field Trips
Using Photos for Teacher-Directed Activities
Using Photos for Gifts
Looking Back/Looking Ahead
Part IV. Using Digital Images to Communicate With Parents and Other Professionals
11. A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: Using Digital Photos to Communicate With Parents
Communicating With Parents Through Displayed Printed Photos
Communicating With Parents Through Print
Communicating With Parents Through the Internet
Communicating With Parents Through Computer Slide Shows
Looking Back/Looking Ahead
12. Picturing Growth and Development: Reporting Through Digital Images in a Photographic Portfolio
Producing a Photographic Portfolio
Creating Electronic Portfolios Using the "Portfolio" Template
Other Uses of the Electronic Portfolio
Looking Back/Looking Ahead
Part V. Other Uses for Digital Images in Early Education
13. Other Uses for Digital Images With Children, Families, and Staff
Children Using Cameras
Families and Digital Photography
Digital Image Uses by and for Staff
Using Photos for Fundraising Projects
Looking Back/Looking Ahead
List of Forms on the CD
List of Templates on CD
URLs Cited by Chapter

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