Taking Photos Further: How Can We Harness Digital Cameras in Early Childhood?
Explore and create : Playground
This is presentation 1 of 3, at station "Early Learning Network Playground Station 3" within the playground "It’s Center Time with the Early Learning Network!"; scroll down to see more details.
Other presentations in this group:
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Access to padlet (web based so no account needed), twitter or instagram will help educators connect further in this session.|
|Topic:||Innovation in early childhood/elementary|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
The purpose of this session is for educators to re-think their use of digital photos. To take an opportunity to look more closely at the digital camera tools they have access to and to use these as expanders of children's learning.
This session is a hands on session that encourages teachers to use the tools they have in their context, exploring the technical and pedagogic capabilities.
Drawing on Gibson's notion of affordances this session will explore research and practice.
This work is based on my own research, research on children's agency and feedback and on emerging research on digital assessment and documentation.
Full references available if successful.
Dr Kate Highfield is an experienced teacher, teacher educator and researcher, currently working with Early Childhood Australia - as General Manager or Professional Learning and Research Translation. Kate’s work explores effective technology integration and use, with a focus on potential impacts on learning (for adults and children), pedagogy and play. Kate has spent over two decades working as a classroom teacher and as a teacher educator and researcher at Swinburne and Macquarie Universities. Kate's current research (supported by a range of grants and Australian government projects) explores the impact of technology as a tool with young children, parents and educators.