Webware had a post today about a web application called Simple Bucket. It’s a neat tool that lets you upload a photo from your computer, email the link for posting on an online journal or blog, and then lets others leave comments wherever they want to on the picture. Viewers can then turn the comments on or off.

It seems like it might be a good learning tool for English Language Learners. Beginners could use it just to label items for basic vocabulary-building. I use the Picture Word Inductive Model as an important strategy in my teaching Beginners, and I’m wondering if I could use something like Simple Bucket as an “add-on” to it.

Intermediate English Language Learners could use it to reinforce more complicated vocabulary, too.

The Webware post also mentioned there’s a similar feature available on Flickr, which is news to me. So I’m going to have to check that out.

If you’re interested, I have several sites listed under Student Photos on my website where students can use online images as part of a language-development activity.