Moving on from these simpler ideas
and images I began to introduce more detailed pictures or
ones that I had hoped would lead to creativity. In some instances
I was rewarded, in others - not so. I think the latter associated
the computer as a form of entertainment and not possibly for
use at an educational level. Again I was trying to emphasise
the different types of writing so that the girls had to write
a newspaper article or tell a story/narrative, write a speech
The technical difficulties, lack
of computer ability and the unavoidable outside interruption
didn't help my hopes and aspirations. In all I would say that
we used the I.T. room for about 6 classes for this activity.
These are some of the examples
The next time I try this I will
try to get the girls more focused on the task in hand - perhaps
starting off with the time honoured 'Write a two page essay
on __________, reminding them of the format and style, the
need for structure, descriptive adjectives . . . . .. Then
show them images of the topic in the hope that they see how
the images can be used to inspire.
to go back to simpler ones!
to go back to first page