Photopeach – Creating Visual Hooks

Saturday morning, I attended a few sessions of Discovery Education’s SciCon, an online convention featuring a number of leaders of the Disocvery Educators Network.  Lance Rougeux presented 10 tools for encouraging student engagement, and today I played around with PhotoPeach, a site which allows for making quick slide shows with nice-looking captions.  Of interest to teachers is the easy-to-use Quiz feature, where questions and answers can be loaded, and a countdown clock included.

I took 5 minutes looking up pictures of quadrilaterals on Google, and another 10 minutes signing up for Photopeach, figuring out the interface, and entering questions.  Definitely easy to use, fun, and something to use in the classroom:

Properties of Quadrilaterals on PhotoPeach

http://photopeach.com/public/swf/spiral.swf

What a great tool for formative assessment, and not a bad way to spend a Sunday morning. Photopeach now goes on my classroom links list!

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