What an exciting week! My eighth grade students (and one seventh grader) took on the NaNoWriMo challenge. As of today, a few hours before midnight, 100% of them have become winners as they finished writing their first novels! What fun!
Thanks to the NaNoWriMo staff, especially those working on the Young Writers Program. You guys rock!
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. ~ Aristotle
Last Wednesday we had our first Genius Hour. Here are our learnings and creations. Besides the creating and learning going on, many students were also using new programs for them, such as iMovie, Edublogs, and SchoolTube, for reporting their learning. They made their teachers proud! (In addition, here is a link to their self-evaluations.)
Vanessa – Made a Flickr account and uploaded pictures
Go to the Mosaic Maker at BigHugeLabs.com/mosaic.php and decide the size of the grid you want to make. For instance, 4×6 or 5×5 are good if you have 25 or more pics. You can decide on any size or shape, and you don’t have to use all the pictures.
Choose “Flickr Photoset” for how you would like to select images, and paste the URL in the address bar. Then Create.
Save your Mosaic.
Copy the HTML code so readers can follow the link back to the original photos.
Insert your mosaic into your blog.
Be sure to be working in HTML editor and then, under your mosaic, insert the HTML code to link back to the photos. Or, like I did, you can add the code to the end of your blog post.
Optional, add text or shapes to your mosaic using Preview or any other photo editor you like.
There you have it! If you follow these steps, you can make a mosaic, annotate it, upload it to your blog, and properly cite it. If you have any questions, or need more explanation or images, leave a comment below and I would be glad to help.