Pixabay.com is a handy resource for gathering images to help illustrate concepts. It’s also another opportunity for students to practice good digital citizenship skills as they must search for appropriate images using appropriate search terms. I’ve used Pixabay with 2nd graders to help them build their All About Me Popplet. With this activity, students learned how to manage two web pages, search for and download an image, and then navigate to their downloads folder to find the image. This video tutorial explains the process. If you like this video, please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel (link shown in video).
Padlet is a wonderful resource for classroom projects. Shown below is an example I made to illustrate my Four Seasons Project.
After showing students my example, I’ll send them to their project Padlet and ask them to upload a pic for each season under the appropriate column, including a sentence or two. Students will click a plus sign below each season to add text and images. When students return from summer vacation, I’ll unlock the Padlet, making it public and editable. Padlets can be private, password protected, secret, or public. They can also be set to read, write, or moderate.
When unlocked by the student, the canvas will appear as shown below.
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