Photos as a Teaching Tool

Photos as a Teaching Tool

Photos as a Teaching Tool

Date posted: August 22, 2016

Photographs can be useful visual teaching tools, provoking thought, inspiring discussion and prompting writing.

Where can you find photographs that you can use that won’t infringe copyright? Here are a few ideas:

  • Take photos yourself or have students take photos.
  • Use a book of photos that are intended for use as learning tools, such as Write What You See.  (Email library@decoda.ca if you’d like to borrow this.)
  • Use photos from an online photo collection that has photos covered by Creative Commons licences such as Pixabay, Unsplash or Photos for Class.

What can you do with the photos? For five photo-based teaching strategies, read Literacy Through Photography for English Language Learners .

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