So many exciting web tools and so little time to use them all! Splashr is a new link I’ve placed on the Examples of Student Work page and labeled it Student Vocabulary Pages.
English Language Learner students can type words they want to learn, or the vocabulary the class is studying that week, and, with one click, pull up countless pictures illustrating that word. The pictures can be shown in many formats, including as a slideshow.
The site doesn’t have the capability to automatically email the link to the word and pictures, but it does create a url that could pasted on a blog or online student journal (or, if the student has his/her own email, it can be pasted there and mailed to the teacher for posting to a website).
I haven’t used it with my students, but I think it’ll be a big hit when I do.