TweetDo you know about the fantastic crowd-sourced #ELTpics? If not, then this is as good a time as any to bring you into the loop! In a nutshell, #ELTpics is a copyright free collection of photographs taken and shared by language teachers around the world. The resource was created in late 2010 by Victoria Boobyer, Carol Goodey and Vicky Loras. From Spring, 2011, two more curators joined the team: Fiona Mauchline and Sandy Millin. With the current stash totaling more than 11,000 images, there’s now a good chance that you can find something for classroom use. The images are only a click away!
In addition to the wonderful collection of images now available, a blog has been started, ‘Take a picture and…’ which contains ideas on how to use photographs in your classes. I was delighted to recently be invited to write a guest post for this blog. In my post, I describe an activity which I use images to stimulate learner interest in the contents of their course book. You can see the images I used to pique interest in a unit on education above. Rather than describe the activity again here, I’ll just link to the post and hope that you’ll make your way there!
I’ll be back with a ‘proper post’ in the next few days, so please call back soon.