The difference: Student
gains were measured by the final project and observation. I felt it was important to share this project as an
easy "first" project for older elementary students to do.
conditions: I feel that to make this
project successful, the following would be needed: cameras, preferably the
same for a small group of students to use, iPhoto installed or similar photo
software, Tux Paint, Kid Pix or similar drawing program. Students would need to know how to use a
digital camera and downlaod the photos into a photo software program. From there, they would have to import the
photo to a drawing program so they could manipulate them.
for the future: Preteaching all
the skills needed. This year, I have
the skills imbedded into my curriculum so this project will be easier for
them to do and should feel "seamless" I will have a rubric for the students to follow with
a teacher assessment and a student self assessment.
Recommendations: I highly recommend this to other elementary
schools. The project can be adapted to
fit the classroom and age level. I am
about to start something similar with the second grade students.
our story: I am the advisor for the 5th grade
newsletter at school and the students have the opportunity to take photos and
write articles. They have the chance
to learn the skills needed for this project if they work on the newsletter. This project was shared with all the
parents of a “graduating” 5th grader at the 5th Grade Celebration as they
were able to see the results of their student’s work. I also shared this information in the
parent monthly newsletter, Focus on Fuller.
to share: none at this time