DIGITAL IMAGES SESSION ACTIVITIES

Directions: Complete the steps below. You should have a group leader (to keep you on task), an archivist (to type onto your group's wiki page), and a timekeeper (to move you along the steps). Each group member should contribute ideas and participate. Take turns using the camera! Click the edit tab to begin adding your information and digital images below!



1. Provide Your Names: Kelly, Bill, Martha, Vivian

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Jungle_group_D2.jpg


2. Let’s exercise your ability to re-see the world in creative ways. With your group, take 5 minutes or so to find the following and take pictures of them with your digital camera:
  • 1 item that represents a letter from the English language alphabet
  • 1 item that represents a number
  • 1 item that represents an interesting image that might look like something else or might just be a dynamic picture or might be a symbol of something…

Download your pictures onto your computer and then post them here.


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10_junglepic_d2.JPG
mouth_junglepic_d2.JPG
Image representing a Letter
from the English Alphabet:
L
Image representing
a Number:
10
One Additional
Compelling Image:
mouth :)



3. Next, with your group members, create your own Photo Essay or Photo Story. You can focus on a literary work or tell a story of your own creation! Take and/or find at least 5 images that will represent the story you wish to tell. You can post your pictures below, but we will also try to use Flickr to post your images (create an account). You may also use PowerPoint and upload your files to the wiki or use SlideShare to post your PowerPoint presentation online.

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4. Next, as a group, visit the Flickr Digital Stories in 5 Frames (Visual Storytelling) group page. Complete the following:
  • Choose 1 of the visual stories to view / read, and then provide your own translation as a group. Post a link to the story your group viewed / read along with your translation in English here on the wiki.



5. If time, complete Brushstrokes Activity (#5) described on the previous page for this session. First, you will write creatively about the digital image assigned to your group. Then, you will revise your story based on the materials provided addressing incorporating brushstrokes or stylistic strategies into your writing. Ultimately, this is a way to help students revise for stronger writing that is more syntactically and semantically complex.


Initial Draft of Your Group's Story About your Digital Image

Revised Draft of Your Group's Story About your Digital Image Using at least 2 of Noden's Brushstrokes

Type

your

story

here...
Type

your

revision

here...


6. Reflections: Discuss your experience today. What worked? What appealed to you? What are some possible adaptations and variations of these activities you could do with your own students? What are some ways YOU and YOUR STUDENTS can use digital images to enhance language exploration and awareness with the English language? Note some of your ideas here.