- Artwork Portfolios - Before sending artwork home to students, have them snap a photo of the work and blog about it. They can explain the process, what they learned and capture their thoughts on the project. Then, share these reflections with the parents. From a parent's perspective, I find I get the artwork home with my kids but rarely have an appreciation for the work involved or learning that my children gained through the project. Additionally there is a great record of the project.
- Show Your Work! - Have students share their work in math often hard to capture or create digitally. What I love about this is the ownership that students have as it is still in their own handwriting. Students can then draft the steps to solving the problem in text along with the image shown. In my sample I peeked around the page as I took the picture but how cute would it be to have a student's
- Snap a Team Selfie - Have a group of students snap a team selfie to show who worked on a project and then display this as an opening slide for a presentation. Give a little ownership!
- Capture the Process - We often say that the journey is more important than the destination but we only celebrate the final product with students. So much of the learning happens as students move along a learning process. Capture the steps to the process, the struggles, successes and landmarks through photos.
- Create Photo Assessments - Have students submit a photo and summary of their work and learning as an assessment and record of their learning.
It seems like this small list just scratches the surface of the many creative ways you could use images and the Chromebook's camera. What ways do you use it?