Students Picking Pics (by Randy Poehlman)

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7 Responses

  1. Barbara Barbara says:

    Thanks, Randy!

    I’m generally afraid to allow my students to select images from a search, mostly because they can take a LOT of time to find just the perfect picture. But, you’ve encouraged me to give it another try.

    Do you also teach your students about copyright? Or do you just limit the searches to copyright-free or creative commons sites? I know that’s also something I have to work on with my kids, so they don’t think they can just take something from google 🙂

    I love the idea of students owning the language like this!

  2. Hi Barbara,

    One alternative to Google Images is Pics4Learning; it’s especially great for young learners.

  3. Randy Poehlman says:


    From my non-extensive research and discussions on copyright law, I am of the understanding that using pictures from anywhere on the web is alright as long as it is done in a non-commercial, educational way. (Fair-Use) Seeing as I am not intending to profit in anyway from the use of the images, selected by students, I allow them to freely choose anything found on Google.

  4. kylie says:

    Great idea! I like to have my students make slideshows or use to do this sort of thing, but next year I will be working with young learners, and this type of activity seems a little more appropriate for their age group.

    Thanks for sharing!

  1. May 23, 2011

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