A single digital image plus text
I highlighted the importance of the things in red on my slide, above:
- The learners taking photographs of things of personal value to themselves (a watch, a necklace…) — something that they care about
- The tasks being done with a partner, your partner taking the photo and writing the text about your object, and vice-versa — so that learners interact meaningfully in English
- The photo itself — the end-product that is being created
- The text — which will afford more opportunities for meaningful interaction to take place
- The sharing of the texts and images — creating something to look back at and be proud of
For sharing the images and text you could use the classroom noticeboard (which is certainly the simplest); or Flickr (which is also very easy); or a blog (which is also very easy to set up [how]).
The problem with Flickr would be including the text, but you could go for an image and a short oral presentation.
- techlearning.com's Portraits of Learning (the source of the idea)
- enmibolsillo.blogspot.com (an example)