Picture prompt for your textivities - exploiting a picture with textivate

Just as you can add a video to your textivate resources, as explained here, you can now add an image to a textivate resource so that students can view it along with the activities.

As with video and audio embedding, there are 2 methods:

1. Via the "Extras" tab

Simply click on the Extras tab and type or paste the link to your image in the "Image url" box.

N.B. This method does not require you to upload your resource -- it can be used for activities "on the fly", locally stored resources, modified resources etc. (Provided you have a browser that supports local storage -- so no internet explorer 7)

2. Via the additional information box on the upload screen

Alternatively you can include a link to an image file along with the additional information for your resource when you upload your file (see the image below)...

N.B. This method only works if you upload your resource to textivate.

Format

Must start with http:// or https:// and end in one of these image extensions: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .bmp

And what do you get?

Doing either of 1 or 2 above will add an image icon like this...

...to the top of all of the activities for your resource. (See the embedded activity below -- click the play button to view the activity.)

Click below to access the activity. (Opens in a new window on touch devices.)
Click here to open the above activity in a new window.

If you click on this image icon, the activity opens in a new window or tab, embedded along with the image.

See this example of what it looks like. And see the screen image below:

You can even see the image along with the menu screen, and then access all the activities along with the image.

Adding an image to your resources is just one more way of making the text more comprehensible. 

You can make resources describing a storyboard, or what's happening in the picture. You can make resources based on texts describing a scene, a person's appearance, etc. Your text could be a response to / discussion of what we can see in the picture. There are all sorts of possibilities.

N.B.: The image needs to be one hosted elsewhere on the web. If you want to use your own images, simply upload them to dropbox (or any other file sharing site that provides a public url for your files and images).

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(UPDATED 26 August 2014 -- New method for linking image via parallel text icon.)

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