Session Dates

  • Monday, February 6, 2006 @ 4:30-7:30
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2006 @ 4:30-7:30
  • Monday, February 13, 2006 @ 4:30-7:30
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2006 @ 4:30-7:30
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2006 @ 4:30-6:30


  1. Participants will be introduced to the basics of digital photography
    • Vocabulary
    • Advantages or Disadvantages of Film vs Digital
    • Parts of the Camera
    • Kinds of Storage
    • Pixels and Resolution Settings
    • Features Available on Digital Cameras
    • Shopping for a Classroom Digital Camera
  2. Taking Better Pictures
    • Taking Better Pictures Using Your Camera Settings
    • Taking Better Pictures
    • The Great Camera Challenge
    • Basic Editing using Adobe Photoshop Elements
      • Croping
      • Resizing
      • Rotating
      • Adjusting Level
  3. Basic scanning
    • Simple editing within the scanner
    • You will need to bring in a picture for scanning for Wednesday.
    • Printing
  4. Putting it all together
    • iPhoto or Adobe Photo Album
    • iMovie or Movie Maker
    • PowerPoint

Required Materials - Digital Camera, Downloading Materials



Project Due on Wednesday, February 22, at 4:30 PM.

Create a PowerPoint presentation consisting of the following:

  1. A title screen
  2. 10 Digital Photos
  3. Powerpoint text eplaining the pictures.

This project does not have to be school related. This project can be something for your family, or places of interest in Sarasota. It could be about going to the airport, a restaurant, or other place of interest in Sarasota. The goal is to learn the process of using Digital Photography in a presentation. This will lead to future presentations made for and with your students.

These presentations will be too big to fit on a floppy disk or E-Mail to yourself. My vision is present these projects from 10:30-11:00. Then, burn the projects to a CD so that you can take your presentation with you. If the group creatse presentations that meet an "educational objective" we should copy everyone's presentations on one CD and share with the group.