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Five-Picture Charades: A Flexible Model for Technology Training in Digital Media Tools and Teaching Strategies

, University of North Texas, United States ; , Lehigh University, United States

CITE Journal Volume 12, Number 1, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA


In this article the authors present Five-Picture Charades, an instructional activity designed to introduce preservice and in-service teachers to the technical and pedagogical uses of digital images in the classroom. Because digital images can be repurposed into several different types of digital media projects, Five-Picture Charades is described as a flexible model for educating teachers about creating and editing digital media. The authors also discuss pedagogical uses of this activity across the content areas, as well as describe ways to relate Five-Picture Charades to lesson planning and curriculum development projects.


Alexander, C. & Hammond, T.C. (2012). Five-Picture Charades: A Flexible Model for Technology Training in Digital Media Tools and Teaching Strategies. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 12(1), 55-70. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved March 25, 2019 from .


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