There are some fights you just have to walk (or RUN) away from. You won’t ever see me standing toe to two with a guy like Clint. However, as an English teacher, there is one fight I have to go mano y mano with–siting the sources! Now with Flicker’s search engine Compfight in my corner, I am ready to throw down with any Dirty Beast.
This week I introduced to my students the idea of inserting images primarily using Compfight. I demonstrated how to find and sort images using the Creative Commons filter, site the attribution in the caption of the image, and link the photo back to the photographer’s photostream or web presence.
To increase vocabulary and create a common language, I choose the essential words from UbD planner’s vocabulary list.
- Fair Use
- Creative Commons
Lastly, I demonstrated the task by using tools and widgets available on grade 6-8 classroom wiki Wordplayer. Their assignment is to find a legend of their liking at the Indonesia Folklore blogspot, then write up a three sentence summary, and choose an image from Compfight and insert the image into their post. For the grade 5 class, I created a new wiki for them to display their summaries and practice siting the images and linking important word to web pages. Click on the link titled Indonesian Legends to view their summary write ups.