Just when I thought Apple couldn't get any better, they come out with the Everyone Can Create curriculum.
Nothing has gotten the attention of every. single. one. of my 60 fifth graders quite like the Everyone Can Create: Photo curriculum.
We began by talking about the importance of angles. We discussed the different types of angles and what impact that had on your image. My students took remarkable pictures of ordinary objects they found around the classroom.
*Check out Ordinary Objects: Activity 1 in the Everyone Can Create: Photo to recreate this lesson!
Next we talked about the importance of lighting. Where should you position yourself to get the best lighting for an image? What happens when you put your subject in between you and your light source? Well, you can definitely get a few really neat silhouettes! Students experimented with lighting to create silhouettes.
*Check out Portraits: Activity 3 in the Everyone Can Create: Photo to recreate this lesson!
At this point, students were asking (begging) us to let them work on photography DAILY! They wanted to grow! They wanted to get better! And mostly, they wanted to be creative. We were driven to find a way to incorporate their new skills and passions into what we were already learning.
In science, students have been studying Ecosystems. They were knee deep in creating an iBook on pages about the Colorado River Ecosystem. What an awesome opportunity to put their skills to work and to prove that Everyone Can Create, Everywhere. While on a field trip to the Colorado River, students documented their understanding by taking photographs of the world around them.
We came back to the classroom and looked through out hundreds of images. We edited. We edited. We edited some more.
And what did we come up with? Something to be proud of.
Interested in learning more about the Everyone Can Create Curriculum? Find the Photo book HERE!
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Holly Mecher. ADE. Runner. Life-long lover of books. Google Certified Educator.