Created as a companion to the book Image Grammar, this CD is designed to help you do four things: (1) choose and edit teaching strategies, (2) print handouts for in-class activities, (3) project images for in-class writing, and (4) log on to useful websites. Hopefully, this will save you time in preparing materials and designing lessons for your students.
Each category of the CD should make it easy for you to use Image Grammar in class. The strategies and quotes can be printed directly from your browser, making them ready to use as handouts or for use on an overhead projector. You can also save this material as text and add or delete sections with your word processor.
The image collection can be used in a variety of ways. You can show these images to an entire class if your computer is connected to a television. You can create overheads by printing copies on transparency film with a color printer. You can have students work with these images in small groups, around a single computer, or you can post the "student website" on the Internet from which students can access images from home.
In addition, this CD provides Internet links to images for student writing. However, be sure to review these online sites before using them. While all of these sites have been selected carefully, sites change rapidly on the Internet. Sometimes they disappear; sometimes the content is altered and made less effective or inappropriate for classroom use.
In addition, the student website (ready for uploading) includes an e-mail option, so you can have your students e-mail assignments to you. To preview these options, click on the highlighted choices below.
The Student Website