What is Literacy...
the ability to read, write, spell,
listen, and speak
For the 21st Century Learner:
"the ability to identify, understand,
interpret, create, communicate and
compute, using printed and written
What is it?
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
How do you use it?
Sign up, it's free
Select a picture from their extensive gallery
Drop-n-Drag or Freestyle, it's your choice
Drop-n-Drag: select from their list of words
Freestyle: write what you like
Share: email, blog, Facebook, MySpace, etc.
copy a link or embed code
What is its use in the classroom?
Encourage student self-expression
Start a story
PicLits even offers suggestions for lesson plans...
From the homepage, click on the top tab where it says
"Learn It". The lesson plan suggestions are found under
SWOT Analysis Strengths
Easy to use
Ability to use given words and modify them or freestyle
Encourages self-expression and creativity
Must have an account, which requires an email address, to save, share, or email PicLit
Must use stock pictures; cannot upload your own
No search functions on photos
No ability to change text font, color, or size
Great activity to use a class with an interactive whiteboard
Resource plans on adding a "Print-It" feature, which be very beneficial if it can be used
without an account *
Resource plans to adds themes to the photos *
Courtesy of Teach Web 2.0