The art of capturing visual imagery on your mobile device.
It was then that the beauty of collaboration came forth!
He replied, "It doesn't have to end. Have you heard of the app 'OkDoThis'? This app will foster lifelong learning and encourage kids interested in iPhotography to continue developing their skills even when your unit comes to an end."
I quickly downloaded OkDoThis to my iPad and instantly knew I had the perfect "ending" to a fabulous unit.
I began my last lesson on iPhotography with the OkDoThis promotional video:
They begin by asking: "Why do you share your photos, anyway? Because you want to, not because you need to.
But there’s one thing every photographer needs, from the seasoned pro to the eager beginner:
- You need an idea.
- A creative decision.
- A flash of inspiration.
Then came the most powerful statement for the final challenge:
"While many of us see the same moments, we interpret them in our own ways."
OkDoThis Class Challenge
I opened the app with the students and looked over the challenges featured that week.
We selected two quick challenges to complete:
- Shoe Shot: take a picture of the shoes you are wearing
- 3 Things I Always Carry with Me
(Note: I used an online stopwatch and projected it on the board.)
When the timer went off, they had to hold their mobile devices up and share their creations with their peers.
This is what they came up with... while many of them saw the same moment, they interpreted them in their own ways.
I wanted the final reflection to be memorable, so I created a wall on Padlet for all students to:
- write about their favorite experience during this unit
- pick their favorite pix to post
We would love to hear your feedback and see some of your own creations shared with us!