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Teaching Young Learners to Take a Photo
As an Apple Professional Learning Specialist working in the Early Years, I often get asked "Where on earth do I start? " when it comes to early learners and iPad. My response?
Always Camera. 🏻📷
Never before have our students had such a powerful camera so readily accessible 🤩
Start with teaching our early learners HOW to take a photo with iPad and you'll be rewarded as they share with you (through lovely crisp images 🤞🏻) their WOW moments, their wonderings, their achievements and most importantly - their voice.
My top tips for teaching young learners how to take a crisp image are:
- We ZOOM with our feet, not with our fingers. Believe me, your young learners will know all about how to zoom with their fingers - however, even the steadiest hands struggle with full zoom. Teach students to move their feet right up close to the subject. We also encourage students to PLANT their feet once they are in the right position for a steady foundation.
- We tuck our WINGS in. Tell students that our elbows are like wings. To take a steady photo - we tuck them tight by our sides.
- We press the button only ONCE.
- Review, keep or delete. Teach students early what a good photo looks like, and show them how to review and delete.
So many other apps that we use in the early years focus on a photo to start with. Help your students master this? And so many other opportunities arise 🥰
(ps. See below for a poster you can download and display to help students remember the steps of taking a photo with iPad)