10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Summer Vacation Idea

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.

Other suggestions?



Tech BFF: Rebus 2.0

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.

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