Camera - iPad2


Classroom iPad kit (8 iPads, iPad/VGA Connector, VGA extension lead)
Photos of specific items found around the classroom or school (dependent on learners)


Syllabus Outcomes

Early Stage 1 Outcomes (2012)

Creative Arts UTES1.9: Identifies and uses a limited range of equipment, computer-based technology, materials and other resources when undertaking exploration and production.

Life Skills 7-10 Outcomes (2012)

Visual Arts LS.1: experiences a variety of art making activities


HSC Life Skills 11-12 Outcomes (2007)

Visual Arts VALS9 Makes an individual work or series of works using a range of materials, techniques and processes


  • Identify and uses simple features of the iPad Camera.
  • Uses digital camera to respond to a given task.
  • Use digital cameras to respond to an investigation process.
  • Uses photos taken to model part of the school environment and labels its important features.

Game Description


Simple to use features, the camera App on the iPad allows students to take photos or videos of a range of objects or places in a range of situations. 

The camera allows you to zoom in or out for better accuracy. Using the camera on the iPad gives students a large screen to look at whilst focusing in on an object of person. This is especially suitable for students with vision impairments.



 Notes / Variations:



For students to use the camera feature on the iPad to complete a treasure hunt activity.



Take photos of specific items around your school. These may include objects like a trampoline, computer, sensory toys, or classroom objects. Print and laminate these photos.  

Using the VGA connectors the teacher will need to attach their iPad to the Whiteboard so students are able to view the demonstration photos taken. 



  • Using the demonstration iPad, students will take turns in using the camera feature on the iPad. Prompts may be used to guide students on what to take a photo of.  
  • Switch computer to the use of the IWB. Look at the photos taken in the preparation phase. Discuss what each photo is and where they are located in the school. For example: “What’s this photo of?” and “Where would we find the trampoline in our school?”



  • iPads are handed out to the students. Students may need to work in groups or pairs depending on the amount of iPads and ability levels of your students.  
  • Hand out prepared, laminated photos. You may choose to give students a range of photos or just one.  
  • Discuss the location of each photo and that they will need to find these and take a photo using their iPad.  
  • Send students out to take photos, with or without adult support.



  • Once all students have correctly taken the photo bring back to the classroom. Each student will get an opportunity to share their findings with the class. This can be done using the VGA connection.
  • You may choose to create a collage or map etc using the photos taken.



The location of objects may begin within the classroom, and later be extended to the whole school environment.






This symbol when using the camera on the iPad allows the user to flip from the rear and front camera. The front camera is useful if you wish to take a photo of yourself.



For those students who are in wheelchairs or unable to move around independently the App ‘WilderQuest’ can be used as an alternative to the treasure hunt activity.


  Extension Activities:


The student will:


  • Hold the iPad upright using two hands 
  • Recognise and select the camera app on the iPad 
  • Point the camera toward an object 
  • Point the camera toward a given object
  • Use the camera on the iPad to capture a picture of a given object




Students use photos and / or video to create a simple movie using iMovie. Students may choose to edit photos using one of the several camera effect applications available.   



Students have the opportunity to explore a virtual eco system and immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the landscapes of Australia. Students are requested to discover and photograph 1 of 16 different native australian animals.

How to Play: Find a space - First of all, you’re going to need to find a space that you can move around a little. If you can stand still and swing your arms around, this is a good start. The game is best played holding the iPad as if you’re about to take a photo of something in front of you.

Finding the Animals - On the spot, students look around with the iPad to find animals in their natural locations then zoom in to take a photo to earn points and unlock more information about that animal.


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