Monday, September 20, 2010

What Do You Get When You Combine Words and Pictures? PICLITS!

I came across Piclits, inspired picture writing, when I attended a Classroom 2.0 webinar in the spring.  I checked out the site and immediately wanted to share it in my work.  I love great photography and the Piclits folks definitely have the best pictures to start your creative juices flowing.  The next thing that I really liked are the "categories" of parts of speech.  This site provides a easy way to view and "play" with parts of speech. 
Here is my Piclit for today! PicLit from 

Keeping it simple

  • Check out the Pitlits website
  • Use the arrows to change pictures or click "explore the gallery."  As I said, the photographs are amazing!
  • Try dragging words from the word bank into a picture.  The drag and drop feature is so easy to use.
  • Check out the "learn it" tab from the tool bar at the top of the page.  There is much more to learn about this tool.
  • Decide if you want to join the site with an email and password.
Do you think your students would engage with this creative writing opportunity?  How could you use this site to support your curriculum?  

As with all online tools, students need to understand the responsibility of online publishing, cybersafety, and protecting one's identity.  If you save your Piclits, they are published online and viewers can comment on them.  Make sure you follow your school's policy on this issue.

I hope you enjoy this tool as much as I do.  Let me know what you think.


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