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Digital Imaging Portfolios

There are five activities and three specific stations in the room.  At each station there is a particular activity to be accomplished.  

Station 1:  Digital Camera

    Located at this station are several digital cameras.  You should go to and review the Taking Great Pictures section. Click on the word Learn and then 10 Tips for great pictures. You will move through several tutorials that inform you about the ways to improve your digital images. You should take several pictures. At least two using the flash and in daylight (Saturday), hopefully it will not rain, at least two in the daylight. Be sure to check out the quality and view that you want.  Save the images to disk for use in your final documents. You will have to manipulate these pictures using the Photo Editor software.

Station 2:  Scanner

    Located at this station is a scanner.  You may scan in any picture that you want.  Be sure to check for the quality you want.  You may want to convert this picture for use on the web.

Station 3:  Clipart conversion

    Located at this station is a Photo Editor Program (either Paint Shop Pro 7.0 or Microsoft Photo Editor).  Using this program you can convert your clipart or scanned images to a different file format.  Select .gif so that you can use the image on the web. You may also manipulate your picture to create a background for your PowerPoint presentation.

Station 4:  Clipart from the Web

    At any computer in the room you can visit the Internet.  There are many wonderful sites where clip art  can be found.  Click on the link below or return to the Digital Image handout for some ideas of places to go for clip art.

    Great Clip Art Sites

Station 5:  Desktop Publishing

    Microsoft Word is a wonderful tool for desktop publishing available on all computers in the lab.  Creating newsletters, flyers, posters, and cards are easily accomplished in this program.  

    Desktop Publishing


Newsletters--Working with Columns, Drop Caps, Section Breaks, Styles, Outlines, Table of Contents, Indexes

    Images--Working with Clipart, Digital Images, WordArt, AutoShapes, Textboxes, Charts


In this activity you will be gathering materials for creating a multimedia presentation for use in your classroom.  You may choose from any number of things to include in your presentation. Your presentation should be at least 10 slides in length and should incorporate some things that you learned in this class. Try adding a video or a sound file. What about a link to a web site? Of course lots of images will be part of the presentation. Be sure that you also incorporate images both from the Internet and either scanned or digital camera acquired.  Additionally you should have used Microsoft PhotoEditor or PowerPoint to convert or manipulate a photograph (i.e., to resize, change contrast, create a background image, etc.). I think you will be proud of your finished product and your students will both learn from and enjoy seeing your final project.


This page was updated on:  05/14/03