Inspirational Pictures
Monday, August 05th, 2013 | Author:

I have talked about using lists before to help manage people on Twitter but this post is about a new list I have created.

There are many picture-based accounts on Twitter including @fascinatingpics and my most recent find, @abandonedpic which shows pictures of places that have been abandoned. This includes some very atmospheric shots of castles, theme parks or houses that have been left for years and nature has taken them over. Are they real? Not sure. Here is one example:

https://twitter.com/AbandonedPic

Where is it? Who lives here? Who lived here? What’s outside?

 

The more I see these pictures, the more I thought that they could be useful in the classroom. Maybe just as a prompt for descriptive writing, but maybe for more? So I have added a few picture accounts to a Twitter list. If I have missed any, please feel free to let me know and I’ll add them.

I must say that I don’t know if the list is always 100% suitable for children, so I wouldn’t get my class to follow them, but they would be useful for teachers to pick and choose suitable photos.

The list is here: https://twitter.com/ianaddison/inspiring-pictures

Edit – Another list by @ICT_mrp can be found on this blog post