Examples of camera based assignments:

  1. Using the camera function, students can take a series of pictures, upload them to a service such as Flickr and then add a narrative to each photo. This could be used to explain something or it could be used for digital storytelling.
  2. Crime scene photos - can set up crime scene and have all students take digital cameras into room and take photos of what they feel is important than can upload to Flickr and have one large set of photos to use - can then see what common elements the students were drawn to as "important" and what they overlooked.
  3. Can also take those crime scene photos and upload to photosynth and recreate a 3D crime scene that can be viewed at anytime without having to go back to actual place. (This has been showcased in CSI New York)
  4. Scavenger hunts - students can go snap photos of items on scavenger hunt list.
  5. Vocabulary - students can go find example of vocabulary words and take photos of them. Can upload to Flickr, blog, wiki or just keep on computer for their own vocabulary builder.
  6. Citizen journalism again - along with the voice, can take photos of the person being interviewed
  7. Tutorials or showcasing their work


Accessing Photos (and Videos) from a Camera Phone
      • E-mail - Send them to an e-mail address in a multimedia message – this costs money
      • Storage Card – If your phone has a storage card slot, i.e., mini SD, save your pictures to the card and use the card to transfer the images
      • Bluetooth - Use a Bluetooth or an infrared port to send shots to another device, i.e., desktop or laptop computer
      • USB cable - If your phone has USB capability, use a USB cable that connects your mobile phone with your computer. This may require additional software
      • Phone-syncing software – Purchase additional software which will allow you to transfer photos and also sync your calendar, your contacts list and your messages.
    • Unique Ways To Use A Digital Camera (For More Than Just Photos) In Your Daily Life