Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Lesson Plan using Flickr.com

Using the picture below as an example, I will have my students take pictures on a digital camera, choosing one that they would like to write a poem about. Each student will upload their own picture on Flickr and add text within the picture that reflects their poem. The poem can be posted onto the Flickr website along with the picture. One of the main objectives of this lesson is to get each student to take ownership of their writing, and to feel like they have some "say" in what they can write about. It will get them thinking about key words that reflect the mood and topic of their poem. Also, the movement of going outside or around the building to take pictures will hopefully get their creative juices flowing, and create excitement about a task (writing poetry) that is difficult for some.


Laurel Papworth said...

I think your school plans integrating Web2.0 are exemplary and I posted a positive review of your blog on my site. I hope you don't mind, Becky. :)

It's here

stacie said...

Do you have examples of student work posted anywhere? I would be interested in seeing what your students have created.