When students collaborate together creating a group project planning is a key to success. Generally there are rubrics or step by step directions to follow for supporting students with gathering information. It is not unusual for one student to pick out the image and persuades the others to use it with no real discussion. If it is a TRUE collaborative project built to have students communicate with each other then shouldn’t they discuss the images too?
Why not have the students create a GooglePhotos Album to use as a repository for images to be used in the group project? Each student would be responsible to submit one picture to the GooglePhotos Album, and write a short sentence about the picture.
Lifecycle Google Photo Album Sample
Why Use This?
- Supports student collaboration
- Students can share reasons for image use
- Comment area can be used to discuss the purpose of the image
- Opportunity for students to practice “Digital Citizenship Skills”
- Provides a shared receptacle for images
- Every student contributes input
- Images are shared in an organized easy to understand manner