Out My Window #omw1516

The Project

Launched at the 2013 Global Education conference, “Out My Window” was born from a quest to have students gain global perspective. “Out My Window” classrooms share their world. Inspired by the five themes of geography, students reveal cultural awareness and understanding through original poetry and photography.

The Process

1. Take a photo “out your window”.

2. Write a poem incorporating the 5 themes of geography – place, location, human environment interaction, region, and movement. Look below for poetry and 5 themes resources

3. Edit your photo to your liking. Look below for editing tips.

-We suggest overlaying the text onto the image like the example shown, but you can also add it separately if you’d like.

4. Share!


1. Share your creation to #omw1516  using Instagram and/or Twitter and tag @CnctCreativity

2. Post it, embed it, tweet it, blog it, link it, email it, publish it…share, share, share

Poetry Resources

Types of Poetry


5 Themes of Geography Resources

Basic Explanation

5 Themes Explained

Image Resources


We recommend using Pic Monkey for editing and have included instructions for that website. PicMonkey also has a Chrome extension available. However, there are many great photo programs available, so feel free to use any programs or apps you are comfortable with – or let your students choose their own! For mobile devices, Aviary is an excellent app available for both Apple and Android devices.

Editing with PicMonkey

Students Look Out Their Window