Over all the years that I have been doing tech badges with my students I have amassed quite a few different badges, and of all those badges, which one do I pick to be the first one I completely redo?
"Why photography?" you might ask.
It has been my experience that using students using their iPads as a camera is one of the most popular uses of iPads in the classroom. In fact, I think it is only second to using iPads for research. So it makes sense that it would be my first one to completely redesign.
The truth is, a lot of elementary students take pretty crappy photos using their iPads, so hopefully, this badge will be a part of the solution instead of adding to the problem. The new Photography Badge will be broken down into 4 levels:
Level 1: The Basics Level 2: Photographing Objects and Places Level 3: Photographing People Level 4: Advanced iPad Photography
When I do the Teacher's Edition of this badge, they will learn ways to incorporate iPad photography into their curriculum.