How Erin Sees It

One of my eighth grade students Erin H.’s photo “Exit” has been selected by Frank Goodyear (Assistant Curator of Photography at the National Portrait Gallery) for inclusion in VisArts‘ upcoming exhibition “How You See It.” Ninety-eight students from Maryland and DC submitted more than 160 photos, and Erin’s was one of only 20 that were chosen. Nice work, Erin!

“How You See It” is a juried exhibition of photography, including work by high-school and middle-school students in or around Washington.

Selected works will be printed and hung in the VisArts Portfolio Gallery from March 10 to May 23, 2009.

My students at CES learn photography and imaging skills as part of the school’s  Technology Program. In addition to photographing , journaling, and producing the school yearbook, my 8th grade students are also publishing an online journal of writings and images.

To learn more about VisArts, visit

School Event Photos & Flickr

I’m a fan of good photographs, and the photos in the slide show below capture some moments from my school’s’ recent Family Fall Festival. These are really good photos!

So, what’s the “techie” story behind sharing these photos here on the blog?

Friend, parent and talented photographer Eric Jensen (who, by the way, provides insightful and helpful hands-on support for our school’s technology program), suggested that we test a feed from the photo sharing site Flikr to create the slide show below. Our main school website is a bit limiting when it comes to uploading, storing, sharing, and displaying photos, hence our little experiement with my classroom blog.  

Thanks Mr. Jensen!