Prescribed Lessons for Phoenixville Area School District (DOC) by vivi07


									Phoenixville Area School District Prescribed Technology Lessons Plans

Lesson Title: Using a Digital Camera to take a Picture This lesson may be taught over 4 days, in four parts, sequentially. Contributor: Janice Duerr Grade: Kindergarten Instructional Setting: whole class/small group Time required: 45 minutes Teacher Technology Competency Levels: Medium Standards/Benchmarks Content: Mathematics/Measurement/Time: D.2  Show time to the hour  Show time to the hour using an analog clock. Technology 3.6 K.B:  Develop an awareness of different ways to communicate information.  Know that information technologies involve encoding (input) and decoding (output).  Identify communications method on a digital camera. Integration Objectives:  The learner will demonstrate ability to communicate time to the hour using a digital camera to photograph an analog clock model.  The learner will demonstrate how to take a “good” picture, positioning the shutter button, lens, and LCD monitor correctly. Materials:
          Digital camera and memory card (more than 1 if possible) Little camera cutouts (see handout) Large analogue clock taller than child Color printer capable of printing photographs. Examples of proper and not proper picture taking Overhead projector, transparency, and handout for each child (parts of a digital camera) Small booklets for view finding with paper camera Chart for “Taking Good Pictures” Flash cards with key words for Part 1: shutter button, lens, flash, viewfinder, and monitor. Memory card holder. “T” chart for “Good picture” and “Not so Good” picture

Subject(s): Technology/Math


Phoenixville Area School District Prescribed Technology Lessons Plans
Preparation for teacher: Teach children concept for information in and information out of camera. Information chart on how to take a good digital picture. Take some good pictures and some bad pictures for comparison Make little camera cutouts to practice centering a picture using a little booklet. Get booklets for children to practice centering. Make flash cards for key words. (Parts of a camera) Procedure: (Guiding Questions/Teaching Strategies)
Lesson divided into 4 sections. Each may be taught at different times. A. Parts of a digital camera 1. The teacher shows the class a digital camera. What do we use this for? Today we will learn some important parts of the camera. 2. Teacher identifies parts of camera to be learned and the functions. 3. Teacher turns overhead projector on with transparency of camera and parts pointed out. 4. Teacher distributes handout of transparency to learners. 5. Teacher points to a line, asking learners to supply the correct word. 6. Teacher writes correct word on transparency. Children copy word(s) on their paper. Continue until all word lines are filled. Teacher asseses by asking child to name parts. B. Taking a good picture 1. Teacher hands learners some pictures she has taken. Oh, look at my pictures! Aren’t they awesome? What do you mean no? Why not? How should they look? 2. Teacher questions what is successful or not successful about the photograph? 3. Teacher uses a”T” chart for compare and contrast writing down children’s answers. 4. Teacher assesses by answers given by children. C. Centering and Framing 1. Teacher introduces idea of framing and centering pictures. 2. Teacher passes out paper cameras with lens area cut out and a small book to each child. 3. Teacher models how to frame and center pictures. 4. Children practice framing and centering pictures from the books. 5. Teacher assesses by observation Taking your own picture for telling time to the hour 1. Today, class we will practice telling time to hour by pretending to be the hands of this giant clock. 2. Teacher show clock and models task of using hands to tell time to the hour. 3. Teacher models and reviews lesson on taking a good picture. 4. Each child is called upon to take a digital picture of classmate posing at clock. 5. Teacher writes down photographer’s name and child photographed. 6. Teacher prints pictures and matches to photographer using the teacher created rubric seen below. I. Identify the shutter button, lens, viewfinder, and the LCD monitor on a digital camera and holding the camera properly. II. Learners will decide “good” and “bad” points of a picture. III. Each child will use a paper camera to practice focusing on a subject as seen on a monitor. IV. Each child will take a picture of a classmate telling time to the hour by using their arms on a giant clock.


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Phoenixville Area School District Prescribed Technology Lessons Plans

Assessment Plan: Teacher made rubric for each child’s photograph.
1. Holds camera correctly. 2. Picture is centered on subject 3. Picture is focused. One point will be given for each correct item. 3 points = Proficient 2 points = Satisfactory 1 point = Basic 0 point = Below basic

1. 2. 3. 4. Class book made out of children’s pictures. (Telling time to the hour) Review of time concept. Lesson for input and output of information using the computer. Photography as a life time skill. This lesson can be adapted to have children demonstrate shapes of letters or words with their bodies instead of clock time, and photographing them. These pictures can then be inserted into an ABC book.

Suggestions/Tips: Make small paper cameras for each child. Extra adult help. Have several digital cameras if possible.


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