#ELTPICS Crowdsourcing your classroom’s visual media



Just saw that #eltpics has a blog and enjoyed Ceri’s recent post. Then I remembered Sandy Millin’s “How to” post back in June when she talked about the 30 different categories and 3000 or so pics already available… well, now it’s 52 categories, 5264 photos and 7 billion humans.  It’s been a busy few months  (millenia).

And, it’s finally time for me to join #eltpics and I’ll kill 2 birds with 1 stone by uploading a number of pics from China per request of my PLN.  Just as with all 5000+ other eltpics, feel free to use them in class, and ask any Qs about them here.

(click on image below to see individual pics more clearly)

Thanks to @vickyloras @cgoodey @victoriaB52 and recently @fionamau @sandymillin and @cerirhiannon for their #eltpics driving force !


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  • http://twitter.com/BarrenCode André Klein

    nice pictures! I like the one in the lower left. beautiful sky! :)

  • http://blog.edulang.com Brad Patterson

    Hey André.  It’s the same sky as my blog banner.  That’s around 4000 meters close to the border of Tibet.  The people you see are nomads and our encounter was quite the unique one !

  • http://twitter.com/vickyloras Vicky Loras

    Hi Brad!

    So happy you had a good time in China and are now back in Europe – right on time to see ya in Paris!

    I love all the pictures, each one is special in its own way. I love the people’s smiles. Are those bats in that pic in the third row? The feminist food made me smile (and giggle a bit!) – what was it?

    Thank you so much for the mention! I hope to work harder on ELTPics, as I used to before.

    See you soon,

  • http://blog.edulang.com Brad Patterson

    Hey Vicky !

    All I have to say is whoop whoop.  #PUMPED

    They’re like bats, but honestly I’m not quite sure.  It’s used in chinese medicine.  That was a pic from a local medicinal market.  The feminist food made me giggle too.  Oddly enough, I have NO IDEA why it is called that.  In Chinese, the charcters mean “Butchered Pig Dish”… For whatever reason, google actually translates it as “Feminist Food” as well.  ODD.  

    Here’s a google-translate of a page talking about the dish… for what it’s worth, google-translate isn’t quite there yet with Eng-Chinese… ;-) http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?act=url&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://tupian.hudong.com/a3_83_05_01000000000000119090568031783_jpg.html&usg=ALkJrhhN7P7p_ynpKkwDD3wTpu7bz3DlcA

  • http://twitter.com/cerirhiannon Ceri Jones

    wow .. if every picture tells a story – this is a whole novel ;)  

    thanks for the mention along with all the hard working curators, but honestly it’s undeserved – I’m just a big fan! 


  • http://blog.edulang.com Brad Patterson

    Cheers, Ceri.  Look forward to becoming a big fan too ;-)  Have enjoyed taking a closer look while preparing this post.  See ya in 2 days !

  • http://twitter.com/naomishema Naomi Epstein

    You have created such a great mix of different worlds and times here – violins, sky scrapers (and you!) with people who cook on the floor.  being Brad you naturally included an amusing trasnslation.
    Wait a minute, hmm, it seems I can relate almost all the pics to things I know about you – you like to roam the world (nomadic), you like words, you are into cooking, work with violins, make people smile .. just can’t explain the buildings. Do you work in a high rise in Paris?

  • http://blog.edulang.com Brad Patterson

    The buildings come with the territory, and I think I was trying to convey the massive modernization going on in china… the bottom middle picture is a beautiful traditional alley area (hu tong) being rolled over for some new apartments.  The current life expectancy for such appartment is 15 years and the alley way homes had probably been there well over a 100… alas…

    But your comment is so positive and caring !  I do enjoy all those things (even bugs) and feel blessed to have travelled and learned so much.  Hope I nomad on over to Israel one days soon !  ;-)

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