Using images in the classroom allows for all students to either dig into a topic via discussion and observation yet also through inferencing. As well images can convey a lot more emotion and ‘realness’ on a specific topic than just plain text.
Check out the various resources that can be used to obtain images for whatever content that is being studied, discussed, blogged about or presented on.
Machu Picchu, Peru by Abraham Osorio
- Work within the chrome environment, specifically your Google Document by using the add-on Full Deck for GDocs.
- As well, the chrome tool Explore found in Google Docs, Slides and Spreadsheet also provide images and the links are brought over automatically.
- Use the Creative Commons search page to search from a variety of sources.
- If you have a subscription to Discovery Education, the site has some amazing photo resources for both teachers and students.
- Many blog sites have their own built-in image generator or links, check out the dashboard to see if there is access.
- Haiku Deck is a presentation tool that has access to many fonts, layouts and images filters. It is available via a website or iOS device.
- Compfight is an image search engine. It is very easy to use.
If you’d like some more ideas on how to use visuals in the learning environment, please check out some of my other posts:
- Go Fish! Awesome Visual Storytelling
- Get Techy w/Graphic Design… (Canva)
- SOS: Instagram-in
- Teaching w/Powerful Online Tools… (Explaining an Image)
- Present Your Artistic Side
- iPad Photo Projects w/Early Years Students
Above all, have fun with your images, use them to make meaning of the subject areas, and cite when necessary.