Sunday, February 1, 2009

Where in the World Is...

Adobe Photoshop can let us bring a little of the Carmen San Diego popularity into our own classrooms. Students can ask questions, get clues, and add pieces of the photo to try to guess where in the world they are, ultimately finding the location on a map. Combining photographs and maps is a good way to make the places on a map come alive, and it's a fun, low-pressure way for kids to learn about their world.

Have pre-saved layers of students, either individually or as a group, can allow you to quickly place your class in many places across the world. Photos can then be printed out or projected as a slide show as you progress through clues and questions. This is one of the easiest activities to do on Photoshop, once you've created and saved your layers for each of the students (or, to make life easier, the whole class).  Erasing parts of the scene doesn't require any precision, it takes only a few seconds.  

A quick, easy way to "travel" the world.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed reading about your creative process here - what a great idea for a classroom activity!