There are so many great photo apps available and many of them can be really handy in the classroom. In this post I share 5 apps that could be useful to help teachers and/or students overcome certain obstacles — or just have fun being creative.
This guide walks you through the process of easily and ethically finding quality images for students and teachers. You’ll also find a comparison table and two free printables for your classroom.
I’ve long been aware that many people don’t realise that you can’t use just any image off the internet for your own purposes. Many of my students join my class with the habit of reproducing Google Images strongly ingrained. This habit is often either taught or not questioned by parents or previous teachers. I also […]
Many bloggers are not aware that you can’t just use any images off the internet in your blog posts. Not only is this ethically incorrect but you could leave yourself open to copyright infringement. I teach my student bloggers to “do the right thing” by using their own images or Creative Commons images in their […]
A few weeks ago I set up blogs for two of my most enthusiastic student bloggers, Rhiannon and Bianca. I chose these students as they regularly left comments on our 2KM class blog and were committed to learning as much as they can about blogging. After gaining their parents’ permission, I set their blogs up, […]
Five Card Flickr is a simple yet useful tool that I found out about from a number of people on Twitter. Five Card Flickr deals you random pictures from Flickr that you put together to tell a story. From each 5 photos you are dealt, you choose one to add to your story. You then […]
Speechable is a cool website I found out about from David Kapuler’s blog. It is simply an easy way to add a speech bubble to an image. You can upload an image from your computer or a URL and photos can be shared with friends via email or on Facebook®, MySpace®, Orkut, blogs, and message […]
Thanks to Angela Hall who recently alerted me to the fact that Bubbleshare will no longer be available from November 15th. This is disappointing as many teachers use this site to put slideshows of photos on their blog. I recently wrote a post on how to embed a Bubbleshare slideshow on your blog in a […]
There are a number of sites where you can embed a slideshow of photos into your blog. One of them is Bubbleshare. I have used a Bubbleshare slideshow on my sidebar of my class blog to display pictures of my classroom. I have also embedded slideshows into posts on my blog about excursions, student work […]