Collaborative idea generation for ELT

Archive for June, 2013

Cow Clicker

Cow clicker

Cow Clicker was developed by Ian Bogost as a satire on social network games like Farmville. It ended on September 7, 2011 with the Cowpocalypse. There is now a variation on it called an interactive clicktion.

Ela Wassell told me about the phenomenon of Cow Clicker, and sent me an article detailing its development.

What would you do with this idea in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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Scale of the Universe

The Scale of the Universe

Chris Wilson recommended an amazing tool called ‘The Scale of the Universe’. It starts off at human scale, and you can zoom in and zoom out to the extremes of the scale of the universe.

What would you do with this tool in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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Mother, Daughter and Doll

Mother, daughter and doll by Boushra Almutawakel

Mother, Daugh­ter and Doll is a series of 8 photos by Boushra Almutawakel. She is an Arab Muslim living in Yemen, who wears a hijab. The photos are a way of opening a discussion on the role of veiling. They were featured as the Guardian Pictures of the week a couple of weeks ago.

What would you do with these photos in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context they are used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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I’m posting this on the day of the first ever Image Conference. Why not take a look at the site to find inspiration for your suggestions?

P.S. Thanks Sharon for pointing these photos out to me.