STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math / STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTs, and Math. It's a great concept! Sure, why wouldn't we want to harness the power of The Arts to drive meaningful, important, relevant learning across the curriculum? Unfortunately, teachers don't often find good opportunities to make STEAM learning happen in their classrooms,
Enter the BIG SHOT CAMERA. The connections, applications, and opportunities for students to learn important Technology and Engineering concepts in a hands-on fashion as they engage in Photography, a key Visual Arts skill, are obvious with this resource. Further, there are so many ways that Photography can be meaningfully integrated into English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and other subjects.
True, student access to Digital Cameras is no longer difficult. However, this one is special. It promises to teach students about the Science and Engineering involved in creating a camera, as well as providing an opportunity to easily make digital images as part of learning processes and projects... or just plain fun. Further, it offers simplicity and flexible functionality, too, with 3 image formats: Standard, Panorama, and 3D. Thus, it is a resource that students can use for a wide variety of projects.
Check out the videos below as well as the camera's home website where some good, solid information about the art of Photography, as well as editing software, is offered: