As a visual twist on the iconic “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” invite students to represent their summer using pictures only.
Pictures may be uploaded to a class Flickr Account (use student birthday for captions when uploading). Once all pictures are uploaded, use PhotoShow for a visual movie trailer effect.
Pictures may be inserted into a slideshow program or online at Slideshare. Pictures may be printed, cut and used for a student “Getting-to-Know-You activity,” Concentration Game (print two copies of pictures), and/or desk identifiers instead of student names.
Invite students to bring in photos to scan or picture cards to upload. Give students a disposable camera to take pictures (develop using CD option) or invite them to draw and scan these drawings.
BFF is an acronym for “Best Friend Forever.” These websites and tips are so good that they will become your technology BFFs!
I love Rebus stories! I love the layers of meaning that pictures convey. Phrasr is a free, Flickr-based photo-word-slideshow maker that allows users to input sentences, phrases or even entire paragraphs and then chose from a group of suggested Flickr images to illustrate.
Here is a sample of a Phrasr I made using the first line of the book “Tuck, Everlasting” The Archive also has other samples.
Phrasr Slideshows can be:
~published to an online database
~emailed to friends
~used for units on idioms
~used to teach inference
~used to illustrate quotes from literature, first lines of books, political slogans
~~~~~etc.., etc.., etc… !!!
Give Phrasr a beta-test and leave a comment how you used it.