Cindy Zielenski-Project Rationale by STB7n70v

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									Cindy Zielenski-Wilbraham Middle
              School
        7th Grade Science

 Digital Imaging in the Classroom
             Prior Experience
   Created student slideshows to music
    using digital images
   documenting projects
   geology field trip pictures incorporated
    into classroom discussions
   Personal use
                  Objectives
   To incorporate real life examples of monocots
    and dicots into the classroom
   To appeal to different learning styles
   Students will be able to identify and take
    digital photos of each
   Students will be able to write a
    compare/contrast essay (Type III-John Collins)
    upon completion of this slide show
The World of Monocots and
          Dicots




      Virtual Field Trip
                  Monocots

   Embryo with single cotyledon (seed cannot be
    split in two)
   Flower parts in multiples of three
   Major leaf veins parallel
   Stem vascular bundles scattered
Monocot




 Multiples of 3?
              Techniques Used
   Copying layers
   Creating bold type with the correct opacity and
    text tools in Photoshop Elements 3.0
   Saving as Photoshop AND JPEG files
Monocot




Veination parallel?
              Techniques Used
   Aforementioned
   Image resizing and resolution
   Enhancing and adjusting color
   Adjusting hue/saturation
   Eraser, opacity and size brush
Monocot or
Dicot?




 Monocot
Parallel veination?




 Monocot
                     Dicots
   Embryo with two cotyledons (seed can easily
    be split in two)
   Flower parts in multiples of four or five
   Major leaf veins netted
   Stem vascular bundles in a ring
Multiples of 3,4 or 5?
Dicot




Monocot or
Dicot?
             Techniques Used
   Enhancing flower edges to make them really
    “pop”
   Filter sharpen
   Unsharp mask
   Adjust amount and radius
Netted


         Parallel or
         netted
         veination?
 DICOT
Monocot or Dicot?
Multiples of 3, 4
or 5?
             Techniques Used
   Enhance brightness to make digital photos of
    presentation quality
Netted or
parallel
veination?




Monocot
    Outcomes of developing this Digital
            Imaging Project
   I learned to take better digital photos and pay closer
    attention to camera settings
   There wasn’t a picture that I couldn’t fix with
    Photoshop Elements 3.0
   Excellent tech support allowed me to navigate the
    program with ease and frustration free! (Thanks
    Goose!)
   The program is user friendly and I didn’t realize how
    many tools I used until I analyzed the presentation.
             Other subject ideas
   Digital images can be taken of students and then
    enhanced to teach foreign language vocabulary
   Language Arts teachers can use it in creating poems
    and literary pieces (story boards and books)
   Math teachers can use it in finding “Around the town
    geometry”
   Students can be put in groups and then asked to take
    pictures of specimens in Science for classification
    units or examples of geographic features for
    topographic map making in Social Studies

								
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