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University of Virginia

EDLF 589B: Digital Image Collection

One (1) graduate credit

Instructor: Dr. Cynthia Sparks


Course Dates and Times: October 15 (Friday) 4:30-9:30

October 16 (Saturday) 8:00-6:30

October 27 (Friday) 5:00 Final project due



In this course participants will cover the acquisition and use of digital images in presentations and documents. They will learn advanced searching techniques, use of the digital camera, and the scanner. Students will use PowerPoint to learn to insert sounds, video, and digital images. Effective use of each element will be discussed. Participants will plan and design a project and appropriate lesson plan content that meet the Virginia SOL.


  • The course will consist of four modules. Upon completion of the course content, participants will then have a two-week period of time to complete the required project of a presentation to be used in their classroom.
  • This is not a beginning computer course. Participants should be comfortable browsing the Internet, downloading and saving information and images, using a word processor, searching effectively, and using PowerPoint.
  • Participants will spend additional time searching, reading, and gathering materials for the completion of their presentation lesson.



Participants should posses a basic knowledge of the computer operating system as well as experience with some applications including word processing, database, spreadsheet, Internet, and presentation tools.



        To effectively integrate presentations created by teachers to address the learning needs of their students.

        To integrate the use of teacher designed presentations to enhance the learning in the K-12 curriculum.


Prerequisite: Electronic Resources and Presentation Tools or a course that introduces basic concepts of presentation software.



        To create and modify images.

        To be able to apply good presentation design practices to the creation of effective presentations

        To create a presentation with logically organized structure.

        To be able to integrate graphic objects into a documents and presentations

        To understand and apply best practices for utilizing images in instruction

        To create presentations to facilitate learning in a variety of classroom settings (one computer to computer lab use)


Course Materials:

The Virginia SOL Manual



Course Requirements:

Students will be expected to:

  • Attend all sessions and participate actively
  • Create or expand on a lesson plan that utilizes presentation and images that support the Virginia SOLs or other specific content
  • Create a minimum of a ten slide presentation that supports the content area selected
  • Integrate a minimum of three multimedia objects into the presentation
    • An image map or hyperlinked image
    • An audio file
    • A video clip
    • An animation
  • Utilize tables to effectively organize graphic and textual content
  • Create hyperlinks to at least three (3) external sites
  • Must be a useful application to curricula content of the SOL or other subjects taught in the K-12 classroom
  • Must be written to be replicable by other teachers



Successful completion of this course includes

Participation in course discussion

Completion of presentation (a minimum of ten slides) that incorporates

      • Instructional Relevance
      • Organization and Design
      • Content
    • Explanation of use in classroom lesson

Attendance in class sessions


University of Virginia Honor Code:

All work should be pledged in the spirit of the Honor System of the University of

Virginia. The instructor will indicate which assignments and activities are to be done individually and which permit collaboration. Students signed the pledge when filing their course materials. Students can refer to the University Graduate Record (pages 36 & 37) for more information concerning the Honor Code.


Special Needs: If you are a student with special needs you should let the instructor and the Staff Development Office know as soon as possible prior to the beginning of class.



This course carries the grades of Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U). To receive a satisfactory grade, students must earn a minimum of 85 points

Attendance and participation (30 points)

Presentation content/Instructional Relevance (40 points)

Presentation organization and design (30 points)


Web Resources Used in this Class:

Creating Essential Questions

Four NETS for Better Searching

Lesson Planning and Web Pages

PowerPoint Basics

Digital Image Collections

JAS (NASA) Collection

Scanning Tips



Course Sequence:


Module 1

Instructional design and presentations

Importance of file structure (storage of all multimedia elements)


Review of basic PowerPoint


Module 2

Searching: Becoming a Better Searcher

Exploring Web Resources

Finding Appropriate Materials on the Web

Evaluating Web Pages


Module 3

Creating Multimedia with PowerPoint

Designing your presentation (elements of effective presentation research)

Inserting components into a presentation




Module 4

Integrating digital images and multimedia into instruction

Creating your presentation power for instruction


Final Course Assignment:

Participants in this course will create a presentation (10 slide minimum) for use in their classroom with the content they are tasked to teach. Projects will include the following: at least 10 slides, at least one image hyperlinked to the Internet or images produced using 2 different modes with a digital camera, at least one Internet image, at least one digital picture, at least one sound or music clip, and some form of video. Additioiinally, the student will provide a brief explanation of how the presentation will be used in classroom instruction.


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