To Do With A Digital Camera & or Scanner
to download a zipped file with the ideas below on how
to use a digital camera or scanner.
photos in reports, newsletters, memos, assignments, certificates
·Take photo of each child in confirmation class and place
onto a certificate with the child's saint and the life story
of the saint. Laminate each certificate as a keepsake for
the children and their families. (Gealscoil Osraí)
OF THE MONTH bulletin boards
· Attach photo with name to student desks so baby infants
can learn where to sit and their Classmates names
· Photos of children can be used to aid them to write their
· Use photos to illustrate poems, stories, or sentences students
· Use photos for brochures for career day presentations
· Use photos for an "all about me" Hyperstudio/Powerpoint
Presentation or to make a mini poster
· Use photos for posters or flyers for activities like Student
Council, field trips, or sporting events
· Take a digital scavenger hunt. Take pictures outside or
on a field trip.
· Use photos to make a pictorial map of our community
· Make a mock newspaper about something you are learning about,
maybe The Dinosaur Times or Pioneer Gazette
· Teachers can use digital cameras with students to do autobiographies
as an introductory desktop publishing project. Scanners are
useful here to as existing images can be used and students
can bring pictures from home
· Art teachers or mini company groups can create a calendar-and
maybe use them as a fund raising event
· Christmas tree ornaments --- pictures of students can be
put on small ornaments.
· Take pictures of products in school shop or around the school
for foreign language development.
· Students can use photos for front cover designs to their
· Study the ecosystem. For example, in the autumn, students
take pictures to reflect different themes (colour in nature,
changing seasons, etc), then create an electronic photo album
to keep them. Print out four favourite pictures and do a writing
assignment in the classroom for the teacher. In December have
students return to the sites of their season pictures and
add to the album and then have them write about the differences
and similarities between them. At the end of the year, create
a multi-media project (using Hyperstudio, Powerpoint or Kidpics)
highlighting favourite entries.
· Special education kids can create a book of their school
including pictures of all the classes, teachers, and important
· Prepare a "Meet the Teachers" handbook with pictures of
all the teachers in the building and what they teach to give
to new students.
· 6th class can produce a timeline of memory keepsakes from
· Junior teachers can use a digital camera to create an ABC
book. Working in groups, students are assigned a letter of
the alphabet. They must find items beginning with a certain
letters. They complete the phrase ….. is for …. For each phrase
that they were given.
· Have students create passports during a travel/culture unit
in foreign language
· Take pictures of the student's eyes only. Have children
try to match up their classmates by only their eyes. It demonstrates
how distinctive and unique we really are. Oral discussion
can then follow.
· Photograph examples of superior student projects to give
other students ideas
· Take pictures of students (waist or shoulders up), then
paste the pictures onto Adobe Photoshop or another image editor.
The students can then draw their Halloween costume around
their own real image. This can then be put into a classroom
slide show where students orally describe what they were going
to be. The teacher can have the students pre-write their narration
as well as pre-draw themselves in their costumes (on paper)
so they can visualize ahead of time.
· Have students take pictures of field trips they go on and
then come back and illustrate and narrate their field trips
by incorporating these images (both camera and their own art
work) into slide shows
· Use photos for instruction in PowerPoint, Hyperstudio, web
pages. Students can research more about leaves, rocks, or
something from "our garden" to add information.
· Take pictures of all your students and then print them out
in black and white! These then
can be used for students to model several art projects - one
of which could be to draw a mirror image of themselves based
on that picture by folding printout in half and trying to
draw the other half. Another project could be to use various
art mediums and techniques to draw their self-portraits using
the printout as a model
· First or second class can have their pictures taken and
put into a document and include a hand drawn picture (scanned
in) and completed with a simple typed sentence or two describing
· Email photos to penpals (remember to reduce the file size
prior to sending them.)
· Have students write positive comments about classmates,
attach these comments to the digital photo and post around
the room, or give back to the students.
· Use a photo as a prompt for narrative, creative or descriptive
· Demonstrate vocabulary, emotions, compare/contrast.
· Document growth of classroom plant or pet.
web sites of camera and scanner manufacturers.