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[teacherartexchange] filling downtime photo and photoshop


From: Joe Medina (jmedina_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Nov 02 2006 - 12:39:20 PST


This is in response to filling in downtime per Photo . My average class
contains 29 students , 8 working cameras and 8 working enlargers .
I break up the room into groups of 4 consisting of 7-8 people per group
and we take turns shooting , processing film , printing or completing
classroom work ex essay writing or researching .Each day a group rotates
. Example the group shooting one day will spend the next class period
rolling or processing film . I have found Joan Dooley website to be
extremely beneficial . The majority of her lessons require students to
research and think critically regarding the medium given .
Good Luck

Ellen Burnside wrote:

> Hello,
> I am a new teacher this year and have been required to fill the
> "downtime" my students have in photography and computer art. In
> photography, I have 11 enlargers and 22 students. So, even when they
> have a project due, not everyone can work in the darkroom at the same
> time. Also, the students are not required to have an SLR camera and
> most of them have point-and-shoots (this is not my idea or
> preference). I have a few ideas such as writing reports, comparing
> photographers, etc. but I was wondering if anyone on the list had any
> ideas for this situation. I also have a similar problem in my computer
> art class (photoshop) when we are finishing a project and half the
> students are done. I have thought about creating "how to" sheets for
> different photoshop effects. Any other ideas? Any help or ideas anyone
> might have would be greatly appreciated!
> -Ellen
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