Thursday, 3 November 2011

:: PIMPAMPUM :: Bubblr! .:.

:: PIMPAMPUM :: Bubblr! .:.

Check it out this amazing website where you can find a lot of pictures!
Only start with simple steps. Type in anything you want to see and Bubblr will search it for you!
The pictures will come out in group of seventeen and simply click on next to see more pictures.

In English classroom, this tool will be great for presentation session. They can select any suitable pictures depends on the topic of the topic they need to present and slowly build up the presentation.

This tool will be great as speaking activity.
You can ask students to form a group and make a presentation. Of course they need to talk about the pictures they choose. Or you can narrow down the topic. For example, "places you want to visit or you have visited".

Another way to make use of this tool.
Make it as a writing activity!
In the pictures they need to write in or make a caption about the pictures.

Or you can make it as 'correct the errors activity' where you create the bubbles with a lot of mistakes and ask your students to correct them.

The things I like about this tool are:
1) Free
2) Easy!
3) Pictures with a lot of choice.
4) Encourage personalisation. Let your mind wander!
5) Good collaboration - mash-up the pictures in a good way.

However, there are several downside I would like to share about this tool:
1) Quite boring for the advance learners.

2) Don't actually use the language

3) the bubbles distract the images.

Alternative way!

You can choose Bookr instead of Bubblr. Bookr work exactly the same as Bubblr.

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