This class will focus on how to teach with images. We will brainstorm some image teaching ideas. And we’ll learn how to find public domain / copyright free image and how to add image blocks to a WordPress post.
FINDING PUBLIC DOMAIN / COPYRIGHT FREE IMAGES
For more information on public domain searches visit our Working with Images page. You will also find a collection of “How-To” videos there.
In class activity
- Students will work in small groups to find some images and turn them into a short learning activity. Group work will be posted on this shared Google Slide.
- Student groups will also review a selected student post and evaluate how prior students made use of images to design a lesson. Post your comments on same Google slide.
FEATURED IMAGES IN WORDPRESS
Students will learn how to make a “Featured Image” for their WordPress posts. Then they will create one to add to last week’s post. A WordPress “Featured Image” should have a portrait format image. It appears in the top of the post and serves as an “icon” for the post on WordPress and social media. Students use a small or medium size version of image.
Option: Students MAY add text “over” the featured post image using a variety of apps – Canva, Adobe Spark Post, or any other app like PowerPoint or Keynote that lets you add text over images and save as a JPG or PNG file.
WordPress Image blocks
Students will be introduced to WordPress image block styles and how to work with each one.
Image, Cover and Media and Text use a single image.
Image compare uses two images
The other blocks use multiple images.
Click this link to see how-to videos for using image blocks
Assignment 2: Design an Image-based Learning Activity | Image activities 23-A2
We will use this assignment as a chance to practice our public domain search skills. It will also involve a bit of curation to decide which images to use. Plus we can explore ways to use images to support instruction.
Students should design a post that features at least two image blocks. (For example a Gallery and an Image compare.)
Here’s some student posts from previous students.
- Students should use TWO different image blocks to design a short image-based learning activity.
- For example: vocabulary, pre-reading activity, close reading of image, compare / contrast, continuity / change, activate prior knowledge etc.
- Context of lesson – target students (grade, course)
- Instructions for the student.
- All images should be in the public domain.
- All images should have an active hyperlink back to the source. (Always be sure to check your links.)
- Interesting title for the post
- Featured image for the post