As Elvis Costello said, “Welcome to the Working Week!” My days at the beach are over, but I have had a great time creating presentations of my day at the beach. I hope that it was interesting (not so much the vacation) to see some ways you can make presentations with your digital photographs.
Now after all this tinkering with images over the weekend, my mind is already thinking of applications of this for the classroom. Some “shooting from the hip” ideas:
- An embeded Flicker slide show that recaps the deliverables for a class. (Starts with a welcome video and then has a image with the project name and due dates for projects.) (Could actually rearrange them during the term, so the current project is at the front of the presentation. I don’t think you’d have re-embed the slideshow to make that work.)
- Invite students to contribute to a class “scrapbook.” (Make sure students know that it is voluntary and inform them whether the scrapbook will use an outside service. For example, Flickr would be somewhat public, whereas shape collage or Mosaic Maker create a static image that you can upload to our classroom software or that can be emailed to students.
Let me know if you have any other ideas or if you have tried something like this in your classroom already. Leave a comment, email me or submit it to the Greenhouse.
I’ll see you on the web!