Leave the Classroom Behind
countless online photo printing com-
The best images are usually taken
panies. Students or family members
outside the classroom. On outings, we with Internet access can then pur-
wander as a group, looking for inter-
chase their own images online.
esting angles or perspectives.
Send the Cameras Home
During our final class session, we
When I let students take cameras
usually look at the photos and discuss Annie Bauer, grade four.
home, it’s not unusual for them to
the work. Later, a selection of photos
take hundreds of images in a week. In return for trusting my students with a camera, I get a glimpse into their per- sonal lives. I see where and how they live, and what is important to them. I’m careful not to let students take cameras home until they have demon- strated mastery of camera operation and handling. Quality Printing on a Budget I get excellent prints from an inex- is hung in a prominent position in the school for public viewing. Matt Neckers teaches art at Hyde Park Elementary School in Hyde Park, Vermont. Neckers1@yahoo.com Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas.
pensive inkjet photo printer by using
Kylie Aither, grade six.
Michael LeRiche, grade six.
Kyle Dubois, grade six.