Using Digital Cameras for Assessment
As my students teach preschoolers, I have a team of student observers use our digital camera to capture specific examples of appropriate and inappropriate teaching practices. I then import the photos into a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. As a class, we debrief during our weekly seminars. Students see themselves as others see them while they teach. Since their peers choose the shots, the observers have a hands on synthesis of good teaching practices and the student teachers feel a friendly competition to do their best work. I have noticed a dramatic difference in my students' work since I started this and the kids love it!