December 2, 2010

Photo Peach

Photo Peach is a FREE slide show maker and visual online quiz maker all rolled into one. This is a very nice little tool for busy teachers. Photo Peach allows you to upload photos, add captions, music and questions.

SAMPLES:

SAT Visual Vocab Review on PhotoPeach



I have some teacher friends who get really excited when I show them this feature and the first thing they ask is "where do the grades go?" This is not what I had in mind for these types of quizzes. These are quick formative assessments designed for
self-reflective purposes intended to promote student attainment. You can easily embed them on your blog or wikispace as well as display them using a LCD projector.



This is a Photo Peach I shared with parents after my digital photography unit.




I also had my students (all 125 of them) create photo peach slide shows to share on their wikispace pages.

Can You Use This In Your Classroom?
  • Take photos of your students the first day of school or the first day of the new semester and make a name quiz. I was surprised at the students who did not know everyones name.
  • Science students could upload pictures of chemical changes. A quiz could be designed to test their knowledge on chemical or physical change.
  • Language Arts students can upload a photo of the strangest thing they can find and use the text feature to add as many adjectives as they can think of.
  • Social Studies could stage a scene that explains or illustrates an amendment or a clause from the Bill of Rights. The teacher could then upload the photos to Photo Peach to make a fun review game.
  • Math students could create a word problem to go along with an interesting photo they found on any of these copyright free photo sites.

Would love to hear some feedback on the blog. Please comment below.




1 comment:

  1. The blog looks great! I love the way you are sharing the ways you are using each tool with students as well as offering other suggestions. Plus the background is so speaking my creative language :)

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