My school year is about to begin. As usual it is a mix of handing out notes, collecting money and trying to remember 140+ names of students. We will be blogging this year and the students google accounts will be created quickly.
I have decided to take a dive into flickr and have created an assignment to get the students thinking about digital photos. All students have a camera or a cellphone. I am going to assign a number in class to each student. They will then find a representation of that number outside of the school and take a picture of it. The student will then email the photo to flickr using our special email account.
Each day we will tag the photos with a date tag. I will get the school to buy a pro account so that we can start to create sets and not have limits to uploads.
It is a different way to start the year. I think it will be a good way to introduce the power of the web to them. Hey they all do this at facebook why not in math class.