Saturday, February 15, 2014
Originally posted September 2011.
As part of a unit on Pop Art, we created this Andy Warhol style pop art wall for our hallway using the free CamWow app. Each student in the elementary school took a picture of themselves using the front facing camera on an iPod. They selected which filter in CamWow they wanted to use for their photo.
This is a great activity for Open House at school! It created a kind of "Where's Waldo?" wall where students could bring their parents to search for their photos and their friends.
To print the images, I connected the iPods to my laptop and downloaded them all into iPhoto. I was able to select all the photos and print them off in sheets with 9 photos per sheet. I glued the sheets onto a long strip of paper before hanging in the hallway.
This project was originally posted in January of 2013.
Label Box is an excellent free app to use with photography projects in the classroom. Here is a simple example of using the front facing camera and adding labels to represent goals for the new year. Each student added an example of a physical, mental, social, and spiritual goal.
This is an easy project that took under a half hour to complete with 4th graders. It would be a great activity to do at the start of school to give goals for the school year. It would also work great for showing descriptive adjectives.
This project was originally posted in October of 2011.
One of the wonderful features of having iPods and iPads available for students to use is the ability to document and save projects while they are in process. I found this particularly helpful when doing a drawing lesson with 4th and 5th graders. Students were asked to make 4 sketches of an apple being eaten: the whole apple, a few bites, more bites, and finally the core.
The challenge with this assignment was that I know students would not be able to complete all four steps of the project during one day. And those half eaten apples would get rather gross if we left them around for a week! So they used iPods and iPads to record the four stages of the apple for use during the following week.
During the first week students were able to sketch using both the real apple and the photograph.
The following week, we did not have the iPads and iPods available for the students to use, so I printed out black and white copies of their apples for them to use with their drawings. The black and white images greatly helped them with the sketching and shading as they drew the apples. Unfortunately I lost the images of the finished projects when my Pixels and Paintbrushes blog caught a virus, but I think you can see how the photographs were a valuable part of the project!