Use a digital camera to help students discover the cardinal directions.
- Students will know and recognize cardinal directions.
- Go outside with the students and take pictures of landmarks (buildings, trees, playground equipment, etc) on the north, south, east and west sides of the school grounds.
- Download the pictures into a computer.
- Print the pictures.
- Have the students cut out the pictures and glue them onto a file folder in their respective places and label them. They can use a compass to return to the landmark to see in which direction it lies.
- The teacher should also print a large picture of each landmark, hang them in their respective places in the classroom, and label them with large letters.
Sunshine State Standards
NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students
- Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audiotapes, and other technologies.
- Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
- Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom.
- Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.
- Digital cameras
- File folders
- Large letters
- Students can use their "compass" on a scavenger hunt.
- Use in combination with Cardinal Directions in the Classroom.