In the long run I’m hoping this’ll become a gallery of header images from the blog, with ideas for how to use them in class.
To kick off here’s the first header image that I used for July and August 2010. No prizes for guessing why! Click on the photo for more information and notes on how it could be used in class.
image credit – Richard Preston, January 2010. Please feel free to use it in class.
This is the image I used for September and October 2010. Please click on the photo for a description of how to use it in class for speed writing, creative writing or practice of language to talk about sensations and the senses.
This was the third header, and it headed the blog for a long time, from November 2010 to February 2011. It was taken on an early autumn morning in a square on the North-west side of the old sea walls in Cádiz.
Click on the photo for ideas on how it could be used in class.
In March 2011 I got drawn back to water again and this header stayed on my blog for six months until September 2011. I love the light playing through the water. I’m still working on the link, but soon if you click on the image it’ll take you through to some story-telling lesson ideas based on this – or any other – close up image.
This image was fairly short-lived. It headed my blog for two months in September and October 2011. I took it in my mother’s garden. Apparently it was an amazing year for apples all over the UK. I liked the autumnal touch, but somehow it felt a bit too busy, so I replaced it with something a little more stark, a little more elemental (the current header – also taken on holiday in Wales).
This image, a close-up of a groyne on the beach in West Wales, was my header from November 2011 through to February 2012. I love the detail, the light and shade, the yellowing moss on the bleached wood and all the memories of chilly summer days, shivering behind windbreakers on the pebbly beach.
This header was on the blog for a few weeks in February 2012. I was attending a conference at IH Barcelona and that inspired me to add a tiny fragment from a Gaudi mosaic at the Parque Guell. It was a great conference, although I didn’t actually get to see much of Barcelona!