Ideas for C U E

CREATE/CONNECT/COLLABORATE

Pic-Lits

http://www.piclits.com

Pic-Lits is “inspired picture writing”…

“PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.”

Pic-Lits gives the user a choice to either drag and drop words (categorized by parts of speech) that relate to the picture or to go to the “free style” tab and add writing to the Pic-Lit on their own. Then, they can save, blog/share or e-mail their creation.

Here’s a quick Pic-Lit I created using the free style format.

PicLit from PicLits.com
See the full PicLit at PicLits.com

The site includes a “Learn It” section where writing suggestions are given.

How would this site inspire the writers in your classroom?

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February 22, 2009 - Posted by | 1 | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Hello Nancy. I am the founder of PicLits and see that you work with teachers in southern Calif. One of my old buddies was the principal at Walnut High and I think did a year or two at La Puente? Stuart Reeder is his name. Does it ring a bell.
    Getting teachers to use technology in the classroom is a challenge. PicLits is only a tool but for language arts teachers and ESL teachers, they should see the benefits and we have found the students from K2-K12 have been engaged as well. The photos and words change daily and often you have to search the carousel for age appropriate photos and words. We will eventually group them and actually group them by theme and age. Let me know how to reach more CUE people? What is your feedback to us?
    Thanks in advance.
    Terry Friedlander, founder
    terry@piclits.com

    Comment by Terry Friedlander | April 10, 2009 | Reply


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