Monday, January 25, 2010
Poetry Visualizations with Flickr
Writing poetry has always been an enjoyable skill for me to teach. This is likely because students can experiment with the English language, and they can enjoy the quirks, twists, and turns or expression. Many years I taught students how to write short poems, such as Cinquains or Haikus. Typically we would draw images to explain and expand upon written ideas. I just stumbled upon FlickrPoet, a site that generates images based on the poem you enter. I think this would be an extremely motivating way for students to publish short poetry. Students type in their poems and the site generates a visual representation of the poem. Give it a try today!