Discovery Exercise – Photos and Images


Using photos and images helps bring topics to life, you may find that it increases your engagement in the class as well.

Option 1: Upload and Share Images as a Photo Album, Collection, or Slideshow

  1. If you have not already selected a Photo and Image tool or resource to explore, go to #EmTechWIKI Discover page, select the appropriate module, and then a Photo and Image tool or resource by choosing Photos and Images in the Category field. You will have to create an account on your chosen platform unless you already have one. Each listed tool has a free service as well as premium options.
  2. Use a digital camera or your phone to capture a few images that relate to your interests or your life. You may also use images you have taken in the past.
  3. Upload these images to an album, or another type of collection such as a collage or slideshow, depending on the tool you choose.
  4. Embed or link your photo album, collage, or slideshow as an artifact in your ePortfolio.
  5. Reflect on how this kind of tool might impact your life (e.g., school, work, etc.). Were there advantages or disadvantages to the tool? Can you see yourself using this tool again, and if so, how?
  6. If you are enrolled in the MOOC, remember to return to “Activities and Discussion Prompt” to complete that Module. Here is a link back to #EmTechMOOC in Coursera.

Option 2: Add a Photo to your ePortfolio

  1. Upload a photo that you have taken that represents a personal interest or highlights an aspect of your career to your ePortfolio.
  2. Embed your photo into your ePortfolio.
  3. Reflect on what you have learned through your exploration of photo sharing. Do you already share your photographs, and if so, how? What did you know prior to your involvement in #EmTechMOOC? How could you potentially use photos and images within class assignments and activities? Can you see photo sharing being used in your community and if so, how?
  4. If you are enrolled in the MOOC, remember to return to “Activities and Discussion Prompt” to complete that Module. Here is a link back to #EmTechMOOC in Coursera.