After discovering ImageSpike yesterday, I started wondering how its use could be expanded across disciplines: social studies, science, math, etc. It dawned on me that IamgeSpike would be an exceptional tool for language studies. namely, it could be used to construct maps, charts, or other visuals that incorporate vocabulary study. I imagine having Spanish students work with technology to create a "spiked" image, labeling items in an image in Spanish (see image below). These images could then become student study tools for review and practice. The same concept could be applied to anything that can be labelled: the names of states, the parts of a cell... you could even create an image of math problems and then "spike" in the answers. ImageSpike is quickly becoming one of my favorite tools for the upcoming school year. Also, I failed to mention in my last post that ImageSpike gives you embed code to post on your own website/blog/e-portfolio.
Jessica Pilgreen is a high school English teacher, a Doctoral student at University of Missouri St. Louis, and a technology enthusiast. The main purpose of this blog is to help her keep track of all of the fabulous tools out there that she has encountered, but if she can help a few others along the way, that's good, too.