Monday, July 13, 2009
I made this on http://www.imagechef.com
Cool huh. I tried to make an animation of myself on my webface but unfortunately, that program is not compatible with my mac at home. I will try again when I am on my PC.
I made this Star Wars comic strip on http://www.comicstripgenerator.com
I would use these online image generators to have students present information on a subject (ex. historical figures) in an unusual and interesting way. For example, they could create a comic strip where animated figures (like Darth Vader above) provide educational information about curriculum-related subject matter. Darth Vader could talk about how he has visited all the planets and briefly describe each one. Students could use the Wordle feature to describe a subject matter (ex. things to remember when interviewing a subject for the school newspaper). When a teacher finds a useful way to use these image generators, they can post their experiences on a wiki page for the faculty to see and use as they see fit.
I tried writing a poem in the image chef word mosaic. The problem is the words appear randomly and therefore I find it to be a more effective tool for ideas moreso than thoughts in sentence/poetic form.