Using Digital Picture Frames in the Classroom

Digital picture frames are versatile tools that can be used for various purposes in the classroom. They provide a modern and engaging way to display images and videos, making them ideal for creating an immersive learning environment. There are many different uses in the classroom.

Showcase Student Work

Digital picture frames can be used to display student work. Teachers can showcase the best work from each student on a rotating basis, providing recognition and motivation to students. This can also serve as a source of inspiration for other students., as they can see what their peers are capable of achieving.

  1. Create a slideshow: Compile a slideshow of all student work you want to showcase and add it to the digital picture frame. You can set it to play on a loop throughout the day, so everyone who enters the classroom can view it.
  2. Use it for special occasions: Digital picture frames are great for special occasions like open houses or parent-teacher conferences. You can create a slideshow of the best student work from the year and put it on display for parents and visitors.

Book Report Alternative

Below are the steps for students to show they read a book and display their project on a digital frame:

  1. Choose a book: Pick a book that you enjoyed and that you think others would enjoy also. It can be a novel, a biography, an autobiography or any type of book you like. Have your book approved by your teacher.
  2. Create a digital file: Use a word processing program or digital design tool to create a file that showcases your book. You can include a summary of the book, your favorite quotes, your favorite characters, or any other information that you think is important or interesting. Remember, the goal of the project is to show that you read and enjoyed a book. Be creative and have fun with it!
  3. Choose images: Find images online that represent the book or its characters. You can use pictures of the book cover, illustrations from the book, or other images that relate to the story.
  4. Design the layout: Use your digital design tool to create a layout that showcases your book and the images you have chosen. Be sure the layout is visually pleasing and easy to read.
  5. Remember to proofread your work before finalizing it.
  6. Save the file: Save your digital file as an image or a PDF. You can also save it as a video if you want to add aminations or music.
  7. Display the project on a digital frame: Once you have saved your file, transfer it to a digital frame. Make sure the frame is set up to display images or PDF files. Then, turn on the frame and enjoy your project.

Develop interest in books

A digital frame can be used to display book covers or posters of recommended reading materials. By placing the digital frame in a prominent position, such as in the school library or in a classroom, students will be drawn to the colorful and eye=catching displays, which can pique their interest in reading. The digital frame can be set to showcase a rotating selection of student book reviews or book trailers. This can be a great way to get students excited about reading and to encourage them to share their thoughts and opinions on the books they have read. By seeing their classmates’ reviews and recommendations, students may be more likely to pick up a book they may not have otherwise considered.

Display information

You can also use a digital frame to display important information, such as classroom rules, schedules, or upcoming events. This can be a convenient way to keep students informed.

Enhance content

Incorporating digital tools and resources into your lesson can greatly enhance the learning experience for your students. Here are some ways to do so:

  1. Use multimedia content: Add images, videos, and audio to your lesson to provide a more engaging and interactive experience for your students. These can be used to illustrate key concepts, provide real-world examples, or simply add some variety to your lesson.
  2. Interactive activities: Incorporate interactive activities such as quizzes, polls, and games to make lessons fun and engagng. This helps keep students focused.
  3. Virtual field trips: Take your students on a virtual field trip to explore new places and cultures. This is a great way to bring the world into your classroom.
  4. Have your students create digital portfolios to showcase their work and progress throughout the year. This is a great way to encourage self-reflection and to provide your students with a sense of accomplishment.

Overall, incorporating digital tools and resources into your lesson can greatly enhance the learning experience for your students. It is important to choose tools and resources that are appropriate for your lesson and that will help to achieve your learning objectives. In conclusion, digital picture frames are a valuable addition to any classroom. They can be used for displaying student work, educational content, and for classroom management. By incorporating digital picture frames into their teaching strategies, teachers can create a more engaging and interactive learning environment for their students.

Looking for ways to enhance an independent reading program?

Check out this TPT resource from Reading Specialty!

This kit has all you need to establish an effective and successful independent reading program. Included in the tool kit:

*conferencing notebook cover

*recordkeeping spreadsheet

*teacher tips

*instructions for conferencing notebook

*suggested sources for adolescent list

*conferencing topics

*reading conference log

*sample and instructions for oral reading during conferencing

*words per minute (instructions for students to easily compute WPM)

You also get 52 task cards!

Engage your students and keep them accountable for their independent reading with 52 task cards. Cards are color-coded depending on the topic and students can track the categories as they write using the included progress chart. Students address the areas of setting, characters, and plot elements. A scoring guide for journal entries is included.

These cards can be used with any book. They will help you with the difficult task of managing student reading.

Establish a complete independent reading program that works–even In a secondary setting.