Using Images in the Classroom
Image: Tree with Building
I will use this image to help scaffold students when solving a story problem. This example is very similar to a question students will find on the upcoming district math assessment. Story problems are naturally problem solving type questions. I used picmonkey to add text and labels to this image. The image was borrowed from a google search that lead me to the website linked below.
Image: Bean in a baggie
I will use this image to assess students knowledge of hydroponics. This lesson is included in the 2nd grade curriculum for life science. By using the word "explain", I believe this makes my question a higher level thinking question because students will have to prove their thinking. Question 3 is higher level because I am asking students to compare. I used picmonkey to add text and labels to this image. Image was borrowed from the link below with this disclaimer, ©2008–14 Chicago Botanic Garden and my.chicagobotanic.org. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to the post's author and Chicago Botanic Garden with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Image: Blubber Experiment
I will use this image to show students completing an experiment about blubber. Our science fair experiment last year was a follow-up to reading Mr. Popper's Penguins. We used 2 baggies filled with vegetable shortening to see if we could tell the difference between blubber and no blubber. This prompt for this image promotes higher level thinking because it asks students to explain their thinking based on the experiment and its results. I used the collage feature in fotor.com to create this image. The pictures are my students conducting the science fair experiment 2013-14.
Image: Good School Citizen poster
I would use this image for a writing prompt that incorporates social studies. Good citizenship is a concept we are teaching in our government unit. This lesson demonstrates higher level thinking because it challenges students to go beyond reading the poster and writing about something they have witnessed. It asks them to set a goal and explain how they will go about achieving it. I used the collage tool in fotor.com to create this image. I borrowed this image from the website linked below.
Image: Blue and Green painting
I will use this image to help students visualize a story problem. This is an example of a similar problem on their upcoming math assessment. It demonstrates problem solving. Students can use this image to scaffold their thinking. I used picmonkey to add text to this image. The image of the painting was borrowed from the link below.