I created this symbolic shield at Scion crest generator after blog-surfing and stumbling onto Tom Woodward and Jim Coe’s site, Bionic teaching. Last year, the year 9’s drew their own symbolic crests using symbols from books and the internet. You could try to create your own at Scion – although you should be over 18 to download the images (I’m not sure why yet? – the site is owned by Toyota, and may have unsavoury undertones?) My shield represents my passion for sustainability – biodiversity, energy, water and waste. You could even use the image as your avatar.
I’ve just started using a great new tool for student learning, revision and assessment. It’s called “Voicethread” and it allows registered users unlimited free use for educational purposes. You can quickly and easily upload images (either from your own computer, Flickr or other copyright free sources) and anyone can add comments as text or as a voice recording. More >