Hello! This is my very first post! Well, I am going to introduce you an exciting Web 2.0 application that can be used in your class: Photopeach. You can find this application on photopeach.com.
It is an application that helps you to make your own story with pictures, text and music. As it is referred in their site : ”You have heard again and again: “A picture is worth a thousand words”, but what if you could add a thousand words to your photos, and some music? We think the whole slideshow is greater than the sum of the photos, words, and music.”
It is ideal for the presentation of new material in class and many aspects such as grammar or vocabulary can be covered. It can be used as a warm-up or main body activity. As a teacher you can make your own slideshow and present the new material in class or practice the existing one. The choices are infinite. In the future I will upload possible lesson plans using Photopeach.
It is a free web app and anyone can sign up. It just only needs an e-mail address. Students can also sign up and prepare their own stories and practice the material presented in class.They can also present them in class.
This activity can be highly motivative. Students may continue to make stories on their own at home ant show them to their friends or family.
It is one of the favorite application of education bloggers such us Larry Ferlazzo and it was one of the top educational applications for the year 2010.
You can take a look at the demo before signing up.