Saturday, June 16, 2007

Week #3 Thing #6 plus curriculum connections




This has been quite time consuming as I fought the lack of communication between my pictures and photo programs. I did discover a great site that allows editing of pictures that you have saved on Flickr. It is http://www.piknik.com/ . It is a free site that allows you to do almost anything you want as you edit your pictures. You can also use photobucket. I wish the trading card and magazine cover toys would allow you to edit without erasing anything you had put into the design. But beggars can't be choosers. With practice these tools will become quite useful. I created a trading card set for working in my Spanish classes about family and people. I also created a magazine cover to introduce possible projects along the same lines as the articles indicated on the cover. Inside each student could expand on each theme as it related to him or her. It depends on the amount of depth a teacher can take to approach a given unit. I will have to practice image placement with this program.

Trading card set:









3 comments:

Queen of Hearts said...

I love your magazine cover. Even though I don't speak Spanish, it caught my attention and made me what for more.

Your idea with the trading cards also made me think that I could do something along these lines to help elementary school children learn the Dewey Decimal system.

Great job!

Randy de Jong said...

Thanks for the kind words. There don't seem to be many comments from class participants. It may be that they are following a more standard week by week approach.

ArtfulTechnoid said...

I love your use of family photos for the language cards! It makes it so much more personal and approachable. I bet students would love to create their own cards using photos they take with friends and family.

Great job!