This Week’s Theme- In Motion

The end of the semester can often remind us how quickly time passes. It seems like just yesterday that we were greeting our students for the first time, and now nearly half of the school year has passed. I’m sure part of that is because as educators, we are in constant motion. Our students are, too. Whether they are flying between extra-curricular activities, rushing through the hallways, or hurrying through their work, our students can seem like they are blurry engines of activity (until they aren’t :).  Even though it is harder to capture clearly on camera, our constant motion reflects our interests, our personalities, our work, and our purpose. Show me a room full of activity, and there are good odds that it is a room full of learning.

So, this week we hope that you will take a moment to step outside of all the rush and activity long enough to capture some photos that reflect the hustle and bustle of your work, your school, your classroom, and your students. Show us images of students in motion, of colleagues’ engaged in school activities, or of the activities that fill your day and make time pass so quickly. We’re just about halfway through our #EVSCstory, and the rising action is a big part of the narrative.

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This photo was taken with a DSLR camera at North High School. The image was edited in Pixlr Express, a great web-based photo-editing tool by AutoDesk. To learn more about the Pixlr family of tools check out this link.

How to Share Your Photos

There are four ways that you can share the photos that you take with us:

  1. You can share via Instagram- Simply post your Instagram photos using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Feel free to add other hashtags as well to indicate the theme (e.g. #Motion), or add more information to the caption to help tell the story.
  2. You can share via Twitter- Post your photos to Twitter using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Again, we invite you to add other hashtags, including some of our EVSC hashtags like #evscchat. You can also include our Twitter handle (@evscicats) to ensure we see your pictures as soon as you post.
  3. You can share via Facebook- Visit our ICATS Facebook page, click the Message button in the upper-right corner, and in the text of the message give us your name, school, and the theme for the week. Be sure to attach the photo by clicking the Add Files button. While you are there, we’d love it if you liked our page :) OR, simply share your image on your own Facebook feed, and include the #EVSCstory hashtag.
  4. You can share via Google Drive- If social media isn’t your thing, feel free to share your photos directly with us through Google Drive. Use this link to access our shared folder. You will need to then click the blue Open in Drive button. Then drag your photo into the window, or click the red upload arrow in the upper-left to search for your photo and click Open. It would help us if you would name your photo with the week’s theme and your name and school.

How to Check Out the Photos

After each week’s challenge, we will post a link to the archive of the week’s photos here. Follow the link, and enjoy the story that unfolds!

Final Thoughts

We are grateful to everyone who has been helping to tell the #EVSCstory despite their busy schedules!  To date we have collected more than 700 fantastic photos, and we can’t wait to add this week’s batch to the mix! We would love to have your help in growing this project. Please consider sharing the project with your colleagues, and keep the photos coming!

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