- How does it work?
There is a search engine for the users to search for the potential images they like. It can be done either by searching the key words or the owner of the images.
Right away, the search results will pop up in the upper part of the web page. The image storage is rather large, thus very possibly you can get thousands of optional images.
An example of research results
An example of adding words to the pictures
1) Task design
- The reasons for using Bubblr
The teachers can use Bubblr to design a speaking task easily within one minute, such as story-telling.
2) It can involve the peer collaboration and competition
The students can be arranged into pairs or small groups to create their own story. They should discuss and decide the story topic, negotiate, compromise, insist, agree or disagree with each other, which can improve their cooperative spirit and interpersonal skills as well as the speaking ability.
From the whole class perspective, the activity could be developed into a little competition. The students can vote for their favorite stories created by their peer students.
It is undoutedly much more appealing to students to have colorful images in their class.
Also, as long as the students are producing something interesting and creative by themselves, they will feel the stuff they are engaged with is meaningful rather than dull and meaningless.