Digital Media & Learning: Photo Essays

Posted on May 31, 2013 by Adobe Education
Science, Law, Graphic Design, Social Sciences, English, Game Design, Humanities, Web, Apps, Languages, Arts, Business, Education, Photography, Video & Audio, Mathematics
Age Levels
Early Childhood, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, Post-Secondary
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Learn how digital media experiences can deepen student understanding of subject-area content, encourage critical thinking, and develop textual, aural, and visual literacies. Explore strategies for helping students analyze the purpose and context of images and understand how to communicate effectively and ethically with images. In addition, use Adobe Photoshop to create your own photo essay and plan a photo essay activity for your students.

Learning Outcomes

In this workshop, you’ll accomplish the following:

  • Understand how digital media experiences can enhance student learning.
  • Explore strategies for helping students think critically about images.
  • Learn the characteristics of effective photo elements and explore photo essays.
  • Learn or expand your skills with Photoshop by creating your own photo essay.


Prior experience with Adobe Photoshop may be helpful but is not assumed.

Materials and Equipment: Desktop or laptop computer

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This is the first in a series of workshops entitled, Digital Media & Learning. Other workshops in this series include: