Thursday, 2 February 2012
Bubblr is an online tool that allows users to create and share online picture strips using high quality pictures sourced from Flickr.
If you believe that learning outcomes improve when students are highly motivated then this tool can be quite helpful. It facilitates a great deal of creativity, which may ultimately increase student motivation.
The high quality and wide variety of pictures available means that you can reinvigorate any topic by making a visually appealing presentation.
Bubblr makes it compulsory for students to comment on pictures, which means that they will always have the opportunity to develop their writing skills.
Why not introduce idiomatic expressions or proverbs using pictures? Following your example, ask your students to create picture strips that portray idiomatic expressions or proverbs in the target language and/or their mother tongue.
The availability of thousands of pictures means that creating a picture strip is potentially quite time consuming.
There is no way to filter the quality of the pictures; some may be inappropriate for young audiences.
Tags used to describe pictures may not be reliable.
Published picture strips are automatically made public.