Snap Your Name with Photos

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We usually ignore many of the shapes and forms around us. Shifting focus may allow us to perceive them more consciously. This tasks allows learners to do so with the assictance of a photo lens.

Time 45 min

Material smartphones, projector

Group Size 2-30 people

Keywords creativity, digital competence


Related:


Handbook #4
Creativity
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N. Zimmermann, E. Leondieva, M. Gawinek-Dagargulia

Fourth Handbook for Facilitators: Read more

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Goal

For learners to increase their perception skills and to mobilize their visual sense for creativity.

Steps

We usually ignore many of the shapes and forms around us. Shifting focus may allow us to perceive them more consciously. By choosing certain sections of photographs or adopting a different perspective, we can find numerous letters around us, although they were not written. A pot handle turns out to be a "D", for example, while the space between bricks can be "I" or "T". Take pictures and spell your name, one picture for each letter.

After taking pictures, crop the images (if needed) and assemble the name on a LibreImpress/Powerpoint slide. Or print the pictures and assemble them on a paper sheet.


Reflection

  • How did the activity unfold for you?
  • What was easy?
  • What was difficult, and what was your strategy to overcome the difficulty?
  • What might you conclude for building your perception skills?

Nils-Eyk Zimmermann

Nils-Eyk Zimmermann

Editor of Competendo. Coordinator of the project DIGIT-AL Digital Transformation in Adult Learning for Active Citizenship. Secretary of the DARE network. Topics: active citizenship, civil society, digital transformation, non-formal and lifelong learning, capacity building. Blogs here: Blog: Civil Resilience. Email: office@dare-network.eu


Variation

This task seems as well to be useful for the first parts of a seminar as a creative warming up or for diving into a topic.