"That is an excellent point, Beverly. I think it is important to consider parents' potential thoughts especially when you are thinking about elementary and middle school students. Even some high school students can be greatly affected by their…"
"We like to suprise our students to get an emotional respose. We do this with photos, paintings, and music. We need to know our students before we try this. We need to know when to try and be very aware of the age group we are presenting too. It's…"
"When choosing an image, I think it is important to keep our audience in mind. I think that the younger the students are, the more consideration needs to be given to the images we select. Students at younger ages lack the life experiences that help…"
"An ARS helps me organize the sources I want to use in my lesson. I think incorporating different types of sources (artwork, photos, poems, songs, letters, etc.) helps increase the engagement and motivation of the students in my classroom because it…"
"The images need to fit the conversation and content. Graphic and controversial could be very engaging characteristics if used appropriately. I like controversial discussions because it forces the students to have opinions and back those with ideas…"
"I like the idea of an ARS as a lesson planning tool, or at least the form we used as the tool. I'm not sure that I'd use the form itself with my students, though I did like Marty's idea about using it as scaffolding for note taking. I think using…"
"Once students get into middle school, I think you can start showing some more graphic/controversial images. We use our best judgement, and we need to be sure about WHY we're showing the images we show. I think the most important thing, however, is…"
"Age appropriate materials are what I consider first when showing images. I teach third and fourth grade so they giggle at almost anything. I think we should expose them to things they have never seen before, but just keep it classy. I think it is…"
"I think that the ARS format for citation is easy. It would be easy for the younger kids to learn to do. I have always used pictures for writing prompts but I recently started requiring the students to write 3 observations, 3 inferences and 3…"
"I loved working on the projects during the morning to have something to use in my class. One thing that really came to my attention was how difficult it was to authenticate an image. Kristen and I really had to spend some time looking for the names…"
"I liked using the ARS to organize the final project we worked on today. It helped us organize and structure the topic at hand, making the Power Point presentation easy to flesh out. I think my students will do well with this structure, as well. A…"
"This is a topic that deserves careful consideration. As we experienced this weekend, images pack a powerful punch, engaging us on an a number different levels, including emotionally. Age, maturity, and sensitivity should all be taken into…"
"I believe it starts with the essential questions. When kids are thinking critically they are asking themselves the essential questions.
I would probably ask my students to write their own essential questions regarding a topic and then have a…"
"As I work with elementary students I would be very careful with showing pictures. At that age I would be very leery about showing anything controversial. That being said I think it depends on your students. Some groups can handle issues that…"
"I am a special education teacher, and most of my time with students is spent on reading, writing and math skills. I'll use the ARS to develop concepts and vocabulary used in specific readings that are supplemental to my reading curriculum. My…"
"Using the ARS as a starting point before the full-blown research papers we expect from high school students seems like a great idea. By directing them to find photos instead of text, we can spend time focusing on citing reliable sources. This will…"