In today’s world almost everyone has access to a camera and almost everyone can justifiably call themselves an amateur photographer. This is awesome! I was actually just listening to NPR a few days ago and there was a discussion on that very topic. He was a photo archivist and one might expect him to dislike digital photography but he in fact embraced it. His only fear was that most of those images will be lost years from now simply because those physical photographs no longer exist. He questioned the likelyhood of digital images stored on an SD card to make it into history.
I believe the answer to that is all of these awesome social media, and digital storage devices. I think most of these services make images more available. However, I guess the argument could be made what happens if our digital world eventually fails? But I don’t particularly see that happening in the near future.
Anyways, enough of that rant.
I loved the idea of making trading cards. I made a sample below (I love dogs by the way.)
How cool would it be to have students create trading cards for the characters of a novel they are reading!
All the different things that are available are amazing and its free! How can it be better than free!?
I love technology and I am so fortunate that every student in my building either has a tablet or a chromebook, how cool!