Often, it simply comes down to not knowing how to incorporate image into a lesson. For that, we are here to help with this handy list of 15 ways to use images in class.
- Expand student’s vocabulary choice by having them describe an image without using any of the obvious word choices
- Show students an image and have them write the story of what happened before or after the picture was taken
- Give students a piece of a picture and have them complete the image as they see fit
- Have students create picture sets, for example 4-5 images that depict nature, and then have other students guess what the set represents
- Have students play detective by drawing conclusions based on what they see in the image
- Bring history to life by showing pictures from that time
- Have students add captions or thought bubbles to an image
- Encourage deeper thinking by combing an image with a reading section and then asking questions based on the image
- Demonstrate a tough to explain concept
- Have students compare old artifacts with new ones, for example show an image of an old telephone and have students compare it to the ones they have now
- Show students a picture rooted in fantasy and have them determine what could happen for real and what only exists in fantasy
- Have student examine facts versus their opinion of what is seen in an image
- Use images to encourage students to ask questions about a topic
- Use an image to introduce a new subject
- Have students draw a picture that demonstrates what they are learning in class
There are many more ways to use images in class. These are just a few ideas to get you started.
What is your favorite way to use images in class?