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Using iPad to Unleash Students Inner Photographer
Students today have early exposure to cameras thanks to the advancement of cameras in iPhones and iPad. There is so many positives to teaching photography not just teaching students basic skills like how to edit/focus a photo, change the lighting, composition, how different angles can change a picture and give a unique perspective.
They also learn basic photography etiquette like asking permission before taking a photo, to delete photos when asked, considerations of taking photos in public places, what happens when you share a photo, etc…..
Students are motivated to learn when you tie in their personal interest, they have a sense of autonomy, it gives them a freedom to explore, learn from each other and over come challenges. Photography has helped my students build self esteem and confidence, seeing the pride when they show other people the pictures they have taken. My favourite thing about teaching students photography is unleashing my students creativity, showing them how to capture amazing photos using their iPad.
As teachers we have a list of skill and content that we have to cover and creativity is often very far down or not on the list at all. But to me creativity should not be an add on its an essential skill. In today world change is happening more quickly than ever before and we need people that can generate innovative ideas and the one size fits all curriculum leave very little room for creativity and this leaves students at a disadvantage for further success