Monday, April 6, 2009

Flickr in the Classroom

Flickr has millions of photographs from places all around the world. This site could be used as a project for global cooperation to increase the students understanding of other cultures and the settings in which they live. Students could be assigned to search a specific country or group of people and find a picture that really tells them something about a different culture or area. They could then be instructed to interpret the picture and describe the impression they get of the culture or area from it. Students could then describe what it might mean for those people's lives and how aspects of them might be different from what they are used to in their own culture.

1 comment:

  1. Caitlin,
    Yes, Flickr offers endless possibilities for global cooperation and could be used in conjunction with Epals or one of the other collaboration websites.
    Dr. Burgos