Tag Archives: photography

Lego photographer

“UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte has documented the adventures of a brave lone LEGO photographer in his “The Legographer” photo series.

The process behind Whyte’s photos is so simple that almost anyone could do it. He carries the Legographer with him wherever he goes and, when he finds a good location, snaps a picture of him in action with his Iphone 4S. The Legographer has traveled all around the UK and the world in Whyte’s pocket.” Screen Shot 2014-03-08 at 5.23.58 pm

Big Fish Stories Getting Littler

Sustainability through photos:

“They came, they fished, then snap! They posed. Right in front of their Big Catch — and thereby hangs a tale.”



Prac -18

18th last day: I’m really interested in finding ways of building divergent thinking in my students. I think it was on the Redesign My Brain series that someone said ‘at 5 years old, 80% of children have genius levels of divergent thinking; by 10 years old, they don’t’. (I should really look up the precise fact, but that was the general concept). Schools and teachers need to design activities, environments and dynamics that develop and encourage divergent thinking – it’s critical for all our futures.

Photo idea: teaching poetry writing has highlighted the different levels of divergent thinking ability in my students. Photograph incidents of great divergent thinking from students – create a file of different examples to help students who struggle with this, so they can visualise different strategies they could use.


Prac -19

19th last day: Such a full day, but I’m glad I extended it to attend the school’s music performance night. Seeing some of my students transcend the everyday and immerse themselves in another world for a few minutes, really made me reflect on the importance of seeing my students as whole, complex personas. My focus is in my classroom, but their priorities are likely to be elsewhere, at least periodically. Enable and acknowledge that. Find ways to utilise it in my classroom.

Photo idea: whenever I feel I have too much to do and too little time, I take a picture of it. It helps to objectify the problem – it helps to prioritise where to start, and helps clarify why there’s so much and ways to plan so it doesn’t happen again. In this case I photographed my pile of marking.

Prac -20

20th last day: Today’s realisation: rather than ask students questions, ask students to construct questions to ask other students to answer. The learning focus changes.

Photo idea: Incorporate current professional photographs into the classroom – this week I’m using these Wildlife Photography Award winners’ pics to improve poetry writing.

Prac -21

21st last day – juggling countless ideas. No time.

Photo idea: I give out “2 stars and a yoga cat stickers” to encourage students to ‘stretch’ themselves. Planning to scan them to make little jpg versions to attach to digitally submitted work.