What do good pictures have in common?
- is the picture a real life photo with tangible objects?
- curricular connections (weaving science, social studies, health, ELA…)
- provide information that is linked to naturally developed language (words and phrases)
- provide a common language experience from which to support meaningful growth in vocabulary, knowledge and content
- provide a common focus from which to develop inquiry, critical thinking and research
- move students to new experiences or more complex vocabulary (leads to wonder – further discussion and research)
- lead to developing Global Citizens
- content can be articulated by students (describable)
- have at least 30 nouns (sufficient detail)
- lead to further discussion, exploration and wonder
- show relationships
- cultural commonalities
- people and/or animals
- offer both familiar and non-familiar habitat and environment
- does the picture in any way limit participation of a student through religion or culture?“A picture is worth a thousand words”Size and Quality*not photo shopped, not a collage or cartoon.Searching for Images on the web
- To ensure pictures enlarge clearly they need to have dimensions that are close to 2000×2000 or close to 6MB.
- input your topic
- in the size box choose larger than 6MP. This will give you a photo with enough resolution to enlarge clearly
- when you find the picture you like, open it and save it as a jpg (to a USB device or a CD)
- check for copy right permission
- At Office, our graphics artist will print photos for $15. (including laminating) Erin is aware of the criteria for powerful, effective PWIM photographs. She will need your school budget number or you can pay for your own.
- If you choose to go elsewhere:
Ask the salesperson to double check the picture quality before you have it printed.
Request a laminate finish on the picture (matte finish is less shiny)
- Picture targets high-frequency, functional vocabulary for students
- Emphasis on development of functional oral French language skills