Learning Log – Flickr Slide Show

3 Feb

For the Love of Food


My Flickr Set supports MSDE indicator:

4.5.A.2 Compose oral, written, and visual presentations that express personal ideas, inform, and persuade.

Students will write an entrée description for a menu, either at home or at a restaurant,  containing enticing  words to describe and persuade the reader to choose that food.  In previous lessons, students would have learned the techniques used in advertisements to persuade readers to buy.  They would have also analyzed many advertisements to identify the “razzle dazzle” words and other opinionated and persuasive language.  Now, it will be their chance to apply that knowledge.  Students will view the slideshow, choose a food from one of the slides, and compose the tantalizing entry.  Students must include vivid language.

As I am learning about the different literacies students will need to engage in as 21st Century learners, I was wondering what visual literacy is and Flickr is it!  Flickr has a myriad of uses in education: virtual field trips, creative writing, an alternative to PowerPoint, digital portfolios, maps, and teaching copyright and fair use.  In addition to the creative writing, I would like to try Flickr maps to show students where current events are occuring in the world.

2 Responses to “Learning Log – Flickr Slide Show”

  1. slm508arc February 4, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    “Razzle Dazzle” –Nikki, I have to ask: did you read my posts? I thought I was the only one to use this!
    I love the idea of using maps to show students where current events are occurring in the world (I think a map hanging on the wall could do the same) but I have to admit, being able to add links and photos to the map, for students to dig deeper, is a valuable option. That pineapple dish looked delicious!

    • nikkisantos36 February 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

      Aaron, I love reading your comments and posts! They make me think and at times, laugh out loud (referring to the map comment). However, I hadn’t read “razzle dazzle”, yet.

      While sitting under the hair dryer at the salon this evening, I was reading a textbook for another class. I looked around at the other women on their laptops, Kindles, and Nooks and thought to myself, am I not “cool”, because I’m sitting here with this book in my lap? Will books be frowned upon like people who still write checks at the register? Will wall maps become obsolete, because we can access them on the Internet?

      Oh, and the dish was delectable!

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