A group of 4th grade ELT students have been studying photography with their spectrum teacher, Mrs. Hunter. They have also been working in the library to learn about digital photography and tips for taking great photos. They collaborated on a Google doc to crowdsource a list of tips for taking digital photos, and they have explored many artistic ways to take photos around our school.
Over the past 2 days, these students have used our iPads to try even more ways of taking photographs. Students explored the following apps:
- Photobooth-Take a photo with many fun options.
- Camera!-Take a photo and apply many options to edit it.
- Pic Stitch-make collages and apply filters, stickers, and many other effects to each picture.
- Panorama-take a panoramic photo and apply filters to it.
- Pic Collage-Make a collage of photos from the camera roll, add text & stickers & backgrounds.
- Tap FX-Take a photo or use the camera roll and apply effects & filters
- PS Express-Use a picture from the camera roll and do basic to advanced photo editing.
Once students tried several apps for taking photos and editing them, I asked them to select their favorite and email it to me. They used their school Google accounts to attach their picture. For many, email was still a new task, so this did slow us down a bit. I loved seeing their creativity in taking photographs but also in using apps to apply filters and effects to their pictures. I think their work has a lot of implications for future projects. These students could become consultants that teach others how to use the various photography apps for projects.
Take a look at their favorites in this gallery: