Pinhole Camera Critique

Illustration Elements

Illustration Sub-competencies:

Context

As part of an optics unit, students made pinhole cameras. The teacher asked them to assess their work in a video, and provided the following instructions:

  • Explain what worked (with respect to exposure time, lighting, positioning of camera, other information)
  • Explain what didn't work (with respect to exposure time, lighting, positioning of camera, other information)
  • Explain what you changed and why (this is the conclusions and changing variables parts of the scientific method)
  • Explain what was going on with lighting and how it influenced your picture (was there enough getting in? too much light? was the shutter open for too long? shutter not open long enough? was light reflecting off the snow? was light reflecting off something in your camera?)

Illustration

Student Reflection Video

Profile Analysis

Critical and Reflective Thinking

PROFILE FOUR
I can gather and combine new evidence with what I already know to develop reasoned conclusions, judgments, or plans.

I can use what I know and observe to identify problems and ask questions. I explore and engage with materials and sources. I can develop or adapt criteria, check information, assess my thinking, and develop reasoned conclusions, judgments, or plans. I consider more than one way to proceed and make choices based on my reasoning and what I am trying to do. I can assess my own efforts and experiences and identify new goals. I give, receive, and act on constructive feedback.

Communicating

PROFILE FIVE
I communicate confidently, using forms and strategies that show attention to my audience and purpose.           

In discussions and conversations, I am focused and help to build and extend understanding. I am an engaged listener; I ask thought-provoking questions when appropriate and integrate new information. I can create a wide range of effective communications that feature powerful images and words, and I identify ways to change my communications to make them effective for different audiences. I use my understanding of the role and impact of story to engage my audiences in making meaning. I acquire information about complex and specialized topics from various sources, synthesize it, and present it with thoughtful analysis.