Last week I decided to see if there were curriculum links to my learning project of making a digital album.I don’t think students would be able to use shutter fly in the classroom; however, the idea of pictures is what I focused on.
I remember back in my ECE class reading the Government of Saskatchewan document entitled Play and Exploration. In the play and exploration document one of the aspects is creating an inviting environment was with student pictures of them and their family in the classroom.
“Children experience healthy, inclusive and safe settings which enhance their learning and well-being. Children see themselves reflected in environments that stimulate communication, questions, investigation and exploration. Children sense that they and their families belong in the setting” – Government of Saskatchewan
It is important that students see themselves in the educational setting. In my internship we had something called Star Student where two students were picked each week and from that would bring information about their family and pictures. We also had a bulletin board show casing pictures of the students doing work.
Making my photo album has made me see the benefits of having and taking pictures. I also believe that as teachers we can use photographs for documentation. If there is something we want to show parents we can show them through photo documentation. In a Reggio Emilia article it states that documentation through photographs is key.