ICT Tip: Create word poetry with PIC-LITS

Quick overview: The PIC-LITS website allows your students to create virtual “fridge poetry” by dragging and dropping words onto an inspiring image. Quick to setup, easy to use.

How can it be used in the classroom? The PIC-LITS (www.piclits.com) website can be used with students to create simple on-the-spot word poems that are inspired by different images. It also serves as a visual way to help students improve their understanding of nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs when composing a sentence. The PIC-LITS website can also be used in an interactive group setting with a SMARTBoard.

Other details: Instead of picking from a list of existing words using the default “drag-n-drop” mode, students can choose to create their own words using the “freestyle” mode found on the bottom of the screen. While it’s easy to jump right in and create a PIC-LIT, a free account is required if your students wish to save or e-mail their PIC-LITs. Thankfully an account sign-up is hassle free and only takes a few seconds to do. (Source: The Tech Chicks, ISTE 2010 Denver Conference)

Video Tutorial: For more information on how to use the PIC-LITS site, please click the large play button below:


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