Focus on Educational Moments in Your Classroom
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Focus on educational moments in your classroom by using clever and creative ways to manipulate digital images for your classroom. Create learning passports, motivational or promotional posters, calendars, and more. We’ll explore ways to capture the learning, promote enthusiasm and engage students with a variety of projects for any curriculum area or age level. Your students will love being in the spotlight!
Images that have/had an impact:
How many of these can you identify in Heidi Cody's "American Alphabet"
How important is visual literacy?
The enGauge Report on 21st Century Skills (http://www.ncrel.org/engauge/skills/vislit.htm) cites visual literacy as one of the key skills for the future:
As educators, how can we be sure our students become visually literate?
The National Archives website provides reproducible worksheets to assist teachers and students in evaluating and analyzing written documents, photographs, cartoons, posters, maps, artifacts, motion pictures and sound recordings. Download copies of the worksheets at: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/worksheets/
These pdf forms have been created as "typeable forms" so that students can type into them and print out their reflections!
Refreshed Standards from ISTE
“What students should know and be able to do to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world …”
Creative projects for your students
Digital Imaging in Education -- Dr. David Thornburg
Dr. Arnie Abrams Handouts
Every Picture Tells a Story, Using Digital Photographs as Tools -- from Ellen Wiley
Keep it Simple: 101 Digital Photo Activities for K-5 -- Melanie Holbrook
Sample Lesson: Mother Nature Pattern Maker
Adobe Digital Kids Club
From Annette Lamb, High Tech Learning
Digital Photo Safaris: Authentic Learning Across the Curriculum -- LOTS of ideas and sample files!
Editing Your Masterpieces
Dove Evolution. Example of digital manipulation.
O.J. Simpson photo manipulation example
Photo tampering throughout history examples
Adobe Photoshop Elements tools "Transform/Liquify"
Picnik.com is a great free tool for basic editing of images within Flickr (now integrated) or from your computer. Add frames, text, speech bubbles, and fun shapes and stamps. A pro account ($24.95 yr.) provides more editing options.
Pixenate.com provides basic editing online:
Phixr.com provides many Photoshop-like filters such as the swirl and embossed frame option:
... no sign up required.
Splashup.com also provides a few filters (posterize, emboss), PLUS layers!
Sharon Sossin's "Digital Cameras + Computer = Creative Works of Art " website (templates, ideas and samples):
Online Creative Fun with Images
Flickr -- http://www.flickr.com
Owned by Yahoo, Flickr is a tremendous resource for images. Many Flickr users have chosen to "share" their work with a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through photos under each type of license.
FdFlickr Toys -- http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/
Put yourself on the cover of 18 different magazines - http://www.magmypic.com/
Express yourself in many ways at ImageChef.com - http://imagechef.com
Custom Street Signs- http://streetsigngenerator.com
Create photobooks from your Flickr photos - http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/
My del.icio.us bookmarks for more Flickr-related websites:
by Glen L. Bull and Lynn Bell
$37.95 on Amazon or from ISTE (member price: $34.15)
by Dr. Arnie Abrams
$32.00 (book with CD) from http://www.arnieabrams.net/store/
From NCTE: Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms
$34.53 at Amazon
Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs