After a few weeks of practicing taking photos with the Ipads, the Caterpillars have picked their favorite photos. I spent some time with each student looking over their photos in reflection. I asked them questions about the general quality (i.e. Is this too blurry? Can you see the person’s face?) After the students picked their one favorite photo, I asked them; what is it a photo of and why did they like it. As you can see their choice of favorite photo and their reasons why are not just “cute”. They are interesting, playful, artful and capture quick and sometimes magical moments in their day.
All of the ECLC1 teachers have sent our students’ favorite photos to both the High School art teachers and the 9th grader writers. It will be exciting to see how the older students were inspired to create their own pieces from the EC1 photos. We also can’t wait to read the poems by the 9th grade writers!
If you are on twitter, you can follow the hashtag #EC1photo and see how the teachers of the classes involved share the process of our collaboration project with each other, our professional learning community and fellow educators.