Up the wall on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I have just had another go at image manipulation through Picnik and created another wonderful image of my children. I then followed the instructions and saved it to Flickr, from which I was able to attach it straight into my blog. Isn't it wonderful how technology works. I can definitely see the value in these tools for learning experiences, just imagine the fun a year 2 class could have with these tools and some digital photos of them and their worm farm. Using tools like this they could easily create a photo story with a lot more info than just the photos could provide. These tools would provide opportunity for students to access and develop their multiple intelligences. Howard Gardner (1991)identified seven distinct intelligences after conducting cognitive research, he "documents the extent to which students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways." Carla Lane (undated)suggests that the ability to teach to all learning styles has become easier with the move towards increased use of media and multimedia. In this Multiiple intelligences article Lane identifies visual media as an ideal meium for students to acquire
"concrete concepts, such as object identification, spatial relationship, or motor skills where words alone are inefficient."
Lane, C.(undated) Multiple Intelligences, The Distance Leaarning Technology Guide, Retrieved 17th August 2009 from, http://www.tecweb.org/styles/gardner.html