Using digital cameras and scanners
- The children have taken many photographs. Here they look through the thumbnails and decide what they would like to print.
- The camera display is a quick way of checking what has been captured.
- Once-Upon-a-time. Stepping into someone else's shoes through role-play is taken a step further by taking photos of each other and the children reflecting on these, talking about who they were being and learning new vocabulary as part of their role-play.
- Cameras do not always have to be real. Sometimes they add to role-play scenarios and lead to or support a child's play at something they have seen in the world around them.
- Sharing a talking photo album. Pressing a button to listen to what other children have said about their photos.
- A practitioner gives quick feedback to a parent about her child settling in by showing her photos of her child through the camera display.
- An adult took photos with a camera on zoom and added them to the bird-hide. Children searched through binoculars to see if they could match an area in the garden to their photograph.
- Children have independent access to cameras that always sit readily available so that children know they are a tool to capture their likes, dislikes, interests and achievements.
- Use photographs to organise and label resources for children's independent use.
Using Digital Cameras is a PowerPoint we use for training on digital cameras. We hope it gives you ideas for using digital cameras in the Early Years.
Using digital cameras, photos and video in your work requires skills. There are a number of ‘How to’ documents on this page to help you develop your skills.
- How to print your photos quickly will take you through a quick route to printing your photos from your digital camera without going through specialist software.
- Adding photos to a Word document - Step 1 shows you how to insert a photo into Word and write a caption underneath it.
- Adding photos to a Word document - Step 2 shows you how to take this further by being able to move the photo around the page, add borders and find more tools to develop your use of photos within Word.
- Making a slide show. Click a button or two and watch your collection of photos turn into a slid show.
- Using PowerPoint to create a slide show. Learn how to use PowerPoint to create slide shows.
- Using Digital Cameras (867.5 KB ppt file)
- Ideas for using digital images. (307.5 KB doc file)
- Ideas for using a scanner (32.5 KB doc file)
- How to print your photos quickly (1.9 MB ppt file)
- Adding photos to a Word document - Step 1 (1.81 MB ppt file)
- Adding photos to a Word document - Step 2 (1.14 MB doc file)
- Making a slide show (1.03 MB doc file)
- Using PowerPoint to create a slide show. (610 KB doc file)
- Starting Points (22.5 KB doc file)
- Starting Points - Example (28 KB doc file)