I've spent these past few days immersed in a fabulous book. What could be keeping me up leafing through the pages, filling my brain with a smorgasbord of ideas? In one of her postings on TeacherlibrarianNing Jeri Hurd recommended Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson. This book is more than living up to her endorsement and my copy is bristling with stickies and notes as I plan for September. My wish list includes starting some wiki pathfinders with staff and colleagues in other schools. (Thanks for this idea, Joyce!) Showing staff and students how to use social bookmarking sites like del.icio.us and furl. Finding more ways to incorporate flickr creative commons images into assignments.
*What would any given character's flickr album look like? Would their collection of images look different at the beginning of the story and at the end?
*If you wanted to send a powerful message to the world on a specific topic what images would you use? Compile those images in a flickr badge. Can others discern what your message is from viewing your badge?
*select an image representative of a theme. Then select areas of that image to annotate with your own commentary or questions.
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