A few ways to use a digital camera in the writing class
Take pictures of things around the school to serve as writing prompts
Have students take pictures of a sequence and then write a narrative.
Pass out a different picture to all the students and have them write a description of their picture. Then they put the pictures in a huge pile that someone shuffles and turns picture up. Students do same with their descriptions so students try to match up the description with the picture.
Have student groups create dramatic scenes, take a picture, and have the class write about cause and effect for the picture.
Show students a picture of two fruit or two sneakers and have them do comparison writing.