Getting Started – DIIMSA Guidesets
Facilitators, teachers and administrators highly recommend the popular DIIMSA Guidesets (VBOARD or Pics-Fair) as a way to get started using the DIIMSA instructional framework for vocabulary and concept enhancement. DIIMSA VBOARD is a vocabulary-enhancement activity that provides a way for students to connect words (content, concepts, academic vocabulary) to a scene (picture or video) based on their own context of understanding. DIIMSA Pics-Fair is a topic- or concept-to-picture Instructional Assignment that provides a way for students to “let the camera drive the content” as they explore and research science in their own communities. Guidesets are full color and categorized for grade-levels and specific topics.
DIIMSA guidesets are available from the DIIMSA online store.
In addition to these Guidesets, select DIIMSA Digital Imagery is available for projects and commercial use. Learn More: Getty Images (iStock), Shutterstock (Images), Shutterstock (4K Videos) and Adobe Stock.
DIIMSA SeenView, Integrating Social Media and STEM
DIIMSA SeenView uses social media to integrate vocabulary and concepts for STEM by grouping various DIIMSA instructional framework documents–DIIMSA Pics-Fair (DIIMSAPICSFAIR) and DIIMSA Vocabulary Connection Board (DIIMSAVBOARD)–into a cohesive framework for classroom integration for vocabulary and concept enhancement. DIIMSA SeenView focuses on the following social media sites: Twitter, Instagram and Flickr. The popular DIIMSA SeenView Word Challenge on Twitter is based on DIIMSAVBOARD. DIIMSA Twitter Account
Learn More: DIIMSA Word Challenge on Twitter
mechanisms, published by the Visual Realization Program, is a free enewsletter that profiles novel and innovative DIIMSA lessons, activities, methods, strategies and projects used by participants in the Visual Realization Program. Click here to access the mechanisms enewsletter