Intro to Photography Webquest

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Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [Teacher Page ] A WebQuest for Photo I Designed by Mr. Ryan J. Hollen [email protected] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page -Introduction to Photography-

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  1. 1. -Introduction to Photography- Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] A WebQuest for Photo I Designed by Mr. Ryan J. Hollen [email_address] Based on a template fromThe WebQuest Page
  2. 2. Introduction Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] This WebQuest will serve as a means to push you, as a beginning photographer, head-first into the world of photo image making. Throughout this quest, you will become familiar with key compositional concepts that are essential to making a quality photograph.
  3. 3. The Task Student Page Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ]
    • This is what youre going to compile for me on your quest into the world of photography.Below, youll see a list of terms that are generally used when composing a photograph. For each term, Id like you to find an example photograph that illustrates the term. To help you in your quest, you may want to explore some of the online galleries Ive provided links to in the Process section.
    • Alright then! Find a photograph that accurately describes each of the following:
    Title
    • Bugs-Eye View
    • Aerial View
    • Texture
    • The Rule of Thirds
    • Line
      • -Diagonal Line
      • -Radial Lines
      • -Repeating Lines
    • Minimalism (Simplicity)
    • Abstraction
    • Framing
    • Merging (note- youll usually want to AVOID doing this)
    • Lighting
      • -Natural Lighting
      • -Side-Lighting
      • -Low Light
      • -Backlighting
    • Portraiture (Please, no kids with bunnies or babies in flower outfits. It angers me, and would make me feel sad for you.)
    Upon completion, your collection of photographs should include:A cover page with your little smiling face and name, and at least 16 photographic examples, one for each term (feel free to use more than one image for each term). The photographs can be color and/or black and white. If its been provided, include the artists name and the title of the piece. Finally, for each image, write a short explanation (1-2 sentences) for why the image(s) you selected illustrate the term. You will be presenting the findings from your quest to me. How you choose to do so is up to you- you may create a booklet, use a PowerPoint, etc. Be creative! I have to grade a lot of these, and you get points for keeping me awake. Probably.
  4. 4. The Process Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ]
    • If youre finding yourself in a rut, fret not young grasshopper.What sort of quest would I send you on without the proper tools? These handy websites provided by Kodak can help explain what all these terms mean, and assist you in knowing what youre looking for. Just remember, dont use the photographs from the Kodak website for your example! Believe me- Ill know if you did. I want you to find your own examples.
    • Kodak's Guidelines for Better Photographic Composition
    • Kodak's Photo Tips
    • Heres how you go about getting those photographs off the magic internet computer box and onto paper or PowerPoint.
    • First, find a photograph that illustrates a key term. Place the mouse over the photograph, and right click. Select Save Image As from the pop-up menu.
    • Once you select Save Image As youll be prompted to save the file somewhere on your hard-drive. I suggest saving to a My Pictures folder, or creating a new folder specifically for this assignment.
    • Finally, once you have found and saved all your images, open Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, or whatever program youve chosen for your presentation. Getting the image onto a page in Word or a slide in PowerPoint should be as easy as clicking on the Insert option on the task bar, and selecting Picture from the drop-down menu. Youll be taken to your My Pictures folder, where you should find all those pretty photographs youve saved!
    • How you choose to compile these images, youll remember, is entirely up to you. Be creative and have fun with it!
    -Resources- National Geographic Photography Masters of Photography Getty Images Gallery
  5. 5. Evaluation Example: Your Rubric! Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplished 3 Exemplary 4 Score Image Accuracy Images chosen reflect little understanding of each term. Images dont necessarily reflect term. Images chosen reflect a basic understanding of each term. Images are more or less examples of term. Images chosen reflect a good understanding of each term, and each image is thoughtfully chosen. Images chosen reflect a clear understanding of each term, and each image is thoughtfully chosen. Presentation Craftsmanship Presentation is basic. Layout is unclear and/or not thoughtfully composed. Presentation is basic. Layout is sometimes unclear or confused. Presentation is somewhat creative and interesting. Layout is clear and thoughtfully composed. Presentation is creative and interesting. Layout is clear and thoughtfully composed. Cover Page Presentation does not include a cover page. Presentation includes a cover page with student picture and name.
  6. 6. ConclusionStudent Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] What will you have gained from this quest into photography? By exploring the works of artists who have effectively utilized the composition terms youre questing for, you will become more familiar with the anatomy of a photograph. Knowing these terms and how theyre effectively carried out will be an invaluable asset to you as a photographer when composing an image, and they will help you on your search for that perfect photograph!
  7. 7. Credits & References Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Title Image by Ryan J. Hollen The WebQuest Page The WebQuest Slideshare Group
  8. 8. Intro to Photography WebQuest [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page A WebQuest for Photo I Designed by Mr. Ryan Hollen [email_address] Based on a template fromThe WebQuest Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  9. 9. Introduction (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This is a lesson that was created in my specific experience by a mentor teacher. Its a lesson plan that has been used by multiple art teachers to help build in students an understanding of the elements of art. In this case, those elements are geared towards photography. An understanding of these terms will aid the students in creating an eye for composition in their photographs, as well as in other mediums of art.Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  10. 10. Learners (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson is ideally for an introductory photography class, suited for high school level (although my original experience with this lesson was in an 8 th /9 thgrade class of photo students, so its flexible). Not only are students creating in themselves a vocabulary and understanding of art terms, they are using technology to present the images that they find. Before the students begin this lesson, its important to go over and define the terms/elements that they will be searching for. Ask for students to give examples of line or texture, and make sure there is at least a basic comprehension of what theyre looking for.Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  11. 11. Curriculum Standards (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page
    • What will students learn as a result of this lesson? Describe the outcomes succinctly. Use the language of existing standards. For example:
    • Art Standards Addressed
      • Understanding of the elements of art
      • Understanding of art medium (specifically photography)
      • .
    • This lesson will also have students using critical thinking, observation, categorization, and creative production.
    Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  12. 12. The Process (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page
    • These handy websites provided by Kodak can help explain what all these terms mean, and assist you in knowing what youre looking for. Just remember, dont use the photographs from the Kodak website for your example!
    • Kodak's Guidelines for Better Photographic Composition
    • Kodak's Photo Tips
    • Heres how you go about getting those photographs off the internet and onto paper or PowerPoint.
    • First, find a photograph that illustrates a key term. Place the mouse over the photograph, and right click. Select Save Image As from the pop-up menu.
    • Once you select Save Image As youll be prompted to save the file somewhere on your hard-drive. I suggest saving to a My Pictures folder, or creating a new folder specifically for this assignment.
    • Finally, once you have found and saved all your images, open Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, or whatever program youve chosen for your presentation. Getting the image onto a page in Word or a slide in PowerPoint should be as easy as clicking on the Insert option on the task bar, and selecting Picture from the drop-down menu. Youll be taken to your My Pictures folder, where you should find all those pretty photographs youve saved!
    • How you choose to compile these images, youll remember, is entirely up to you. Be creative and have fun with it!
    • *Note to teachers: This project can be done in as a lab assignment, or as a project done on the students own time out of class. Give them 2 or three class periods to get it done. If time is managed well, they could get it done in one extended lab.
    Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  13. 13. Resources (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page
    • Heres what I recommendyou have prepared for this project:
      • PowerPoint presentation (make an example of what youre looking for!)
      • Visual examples of terms
      • Reserve a computer lab
      • Photo books with examples
    • This assignment makes use of some websites that are pretty straight-forward. They can help to describe and define the art terms.
    • Kodak's Guidelines for Better Photographic Composition
    • Kodak's Photo Tips
    • One teacher would be able to pull this off, however, you may find it to your benefit to have more than one viewpoint on what constitutes each term. For example, one art teacher may have a slightly different take on what an abstract image is. Its not necessary to have more than one teacher, but it may help.
    Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  14. 14. Evaluation (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page The end result of what the students turn in to you will help you to know if the lesson was successful. If a project that is turned in looks like it was thoughtfully put together (visually interesting, original, creative) and the images coincide with the definition of the term, youve gotten your point across! Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplished 3 Exemplary 4 Score Image Accuracy Images chosen reflect little understanding of each term. Images dont necessarily reflect term. Images chosen reflect a basic understanding of each term. Images are more or less examples of term. Images chosen reflect a good understanding of each term, and each image is thoughtfully chosen. Images chosen reflect a clear understanding of each term, and each image is thoughtfully chosen. Presentation Craftsmanship Presentation is basic. Layout is unclear and/or not thoughtfully composed. Presentation is basic. Layout is sometimes unclear or confused. Presentation is somewhat creative and interesting. Layout is clear and thoughtfully composed. Presentation is creative and interesting. Layout is clear and thoughtfully composed. Cover Page Presentation does not include a cover page. Presentation includes a cover page with student picture and name.
  15. 15. Teacher Script (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page
    • The WebQuest model is best suited for learners who can navigate the Web on their own and can read the kinds of material commonly found on the Web. We can stretch the format to reach primary-aged learners, developmental English Language Learners and special populations by creating a facilitated WebQuest, one that requires an adult or older peer to drive things.
    • Use this page to create a script for that facilitator. The facilitator would print this page out and use it to guide their progress through the WebQuest.
    • This page will include step by step directions to the facilitator, including:
      • What to say at each point in the process
      • What to click on
      • What questions and misconceptions to anticipate
      • How long to take at each point
      • When to direct learners to work away from the computer
    • To help the facilitator, you might want to include screen dumps of particular screens embedded with the directions of what to do at that point.
    • This page is linked to theProcess segmentoff of the Teacher Page
    Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  16. 16. Conclusion (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Make some kind of summary statement here about the worthiness of this lesson and the importance of what it will teach. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  17. 17. Credits & References (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Title Image by Ryan J. Hollen The WebQuest Page The WebQuest Slideshare Group Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion