The Virtual Photo Album: Creating and
Sharing Exercises with Photographs
Workshop Leaders: Louis Janus & Nancy
Affiliation: University of Minnesota
The Virtual Photo Album is a plan for a collection of photographs and
diagrams that classroom teachers can easily design curricular material
around. The pictures would be available on the net, and we will encourage
teachers to share any class exercises they have developed on the net also.
We will show examples of photographs from our Virtual Photo Album used for
Hindi classes, and the ways these photographs can be used in exercises such
as listening comprehension, fill in the blank, and true/false. After
viewing ready-made exercises, we will discuss issues involved in expanding
the Photo Album for wider access and brainstorm ideas on what participants
would like to see added, and on how potential problems might be overcome.