Web 2.0 and Digital Photos

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        Web 2.0 and Digital Photos: An Exciting
                Classroom Partnership
                          A note from Janet and Joan…
    Please check the appropriateness of any photo sites before using them with your
                  students! Sites & advertisements change frequently.

Photo Sites in the Curriculum
Create videos from your photos, videos and audio files. Your students will find many creative ways to
use this program! Make sure you go to Animoto education because teachers don’t have to pay to use
Animoto! - Excellent example of a high
school teacher who uses Animoto to introduce himself and give his expectations to the class on the
first day of school - Tutorial, student examples
and curriculum ideas - Great website with directions for using Animoto
and student examples

How do I get started?
Click "Create Video" from the set of buttons at the top of the screen. Decide whether to make
an Animoto Short (a 30-second video) or a full-length video (extended length video). If you do not
have the version for educators, you will have to pay for the full-length video. Animoto shorts are free
and you can make as many as you want.
Animoto will then walk you through the three steps required to create a video.
1) Get your imagery (from their image library or your digital images).
2) Acquire music (from their music library or your own music).
3) Finalize with details.

Museum Box
Students create boxes to store video, audio, documents, PowerPoint presentations, files, links and
graphics. The box is used to create a visual explanation of a concept, event, person, etc. You can
register your school, which allows you to review and approve student boxes before they are posted.
The Teachers Area has instructions and ideas. - An example that has several boxes, various
types of files and includes a citation page on each cube. - another great example - Teacher blog with Museum Box assignment

Janet Corder and Joan Gore                                        
Upload a picture, create a mouth, on the photo and then record your voice to make your character
speak. Great secondary example and Elementary examples Teacher example
t.pdf has excellent directions for students who are to create a Blabberize about a President. The
students have to draw the picture instead of using a photo.
Check out the BLOG link at the bottom of the site.
 Students Blabberize famous person for their report
 Student of the Week/Day creates a Blabberize with their picture
 Student uses their picture and Blabberizes a book report
 Public service announcement

Students can create electronic posters that include audio clips, video clips, links, images and text.
The educational version allows teachers to set up private classes limits some of the social networking
features of the original Glogster. - Teacher example, and Student examples

Use different effects on your digital pictures
Upload a photo and Dumpr will create a pencil sketch that the students can color.

Mosaic Generator    
Turn your digital photos into a mosaic. This is an excellent tool for art teachers.

Janet Corder and Joan Gore                                                  
Image Chef
Several frames to place your digital pictures into plus other fun ways to express yourself! Choose
Photo Frames under the Create button. One of our favorites is the Wanted Poster. Use for Student
of the Week or Wanted in First Grade.

Wanted Posters and
Create Wanted Posters of your students to publicize birthdays, Students of the Week or at the
beginning of the year to welcome the students to your class.

Big Huge Labs
Create tons of printables with digital photos; favorites for students are the badge maker & the trading
cards; make sure you check out the Blog.

Curriculum Ideas -

Badge Maker
Create photo badges for your students. Good for field trips,
Students of the Week, Birthdays, hall passes and much more!
Just upload the picture and type in your text.

Yearbook Yourself
 Upload a picture & choose a year – the site will take your picture & transpose it to a yearbook picture
from that year. Fun to use with your students when you are studying decades or you want to show
what young people looked like in a certain time period.
Janet Corder and Joan Gore                                        
    Take the Tour to find out how to use Flickr
    Try a tag search for math nature
    Try a full text search for math nature

Create digital photo albums and share online. Parents can view their child’s storybooks/albums for
free or they can purchase them for a reasonable price.
Mixbook for Educators provides teachers a secure online area where student work can be edited and
shared privately. Click on the link under Programs in the bottom right of the home page. - 5th grade class project – each
student created a page on a famous American. Students cited their sources! -
Examples and curriculum ideas

Be Funky
Includes over 100 photo-effects for your digital pictures.

Add wacky effects to your photos

Add special effects to your photos

Photo Peach
Create slideshows – great for creating digital storybooks

Free photo-editing software from Google

Creative writing site that uses pictures and drag-and-drop words to capture the meaning of a picture.
You cannot use your own images.

Web 2.0 Tools for Schools  
Lots of Web 2.0 sites listed here, including image, video and slideshow tools.

Ideas and Tutorials
Digital Photography in the Classroom. This site includes excellent curriculum ideas for using digital
photos in your classroom.
Curriculum ideas and tutorials for using digital photos.

Janet Corder and Joan Gore                                        
                                                                                                       5 - This Wiki has tons of
curriculum ideas, sites, digital storytelling sites and rubrics.

Teacher Tools and Just for Fun
Vista Print
Order business cards, brochures, postcards, etc. You can upload digital pictures to many of the
products. You will receive tons of emails offering free products – you only pay the postage. HINT –
Create an email account (Yahoo, Google, etc.) before you register because you will receive an email
from them every day!
See the Vista Print handout on our website and your CD for classroom ideas.

Photo Centers and
Go to the Photo Center
Make lots of photo gifts including books, playing cards, calendars, etc.; can order & pay for prints pay
for them online & they can be picked up at a Wal-Mart in another town.

Create an online newsletter with the digital photos you take of your class. Includes lots of fun
themes. Make sure you sign-up for a free teacher’s account.

Store & print photos; make photo books, calendars, etc.; new feature allows you to create a website
where viewers can download photos.

See Here
New photo sharing & printing site by Fuji Film; lots of free pictures when you sign-up

Hazel Mail
Upload a photo from your vacation & create a postcard with the photo; Hazel prints & mails the
postcard for you.

Hewlett Packard 
Make sure to look at Online Classes & Free Creative Photo Projects.

Photo Stamps  
Create postage stamps from your digital pictures; also includes college and major league sports logo

My Kleenex Tissue  
Upload digital pictures to a custom Kleenex box.

Upload 10 digital pictures to be made into confetti to use at school banquets, class parties, weddings,
birthdays, graduations, etc.

Janet Corder and Joan Gore                                        
Designer Water
Create water bottles with your digital pictures on the labels.

Digital Images on Canvas,,
Your digital photos are printed on canvas.

My M & M’s
Upload your digital pictures to create faces on M&M’s®.

Print with My Pic
Upload your digital photos and print greeting cards, calendars, certificates, invitations and

Pic Treat
Reduce red-eye and skin flaws with this easy-to-use program.

Digital Photography School    
Digital photography tips from a community of learners.

Eye Fi Card
This is the first wireless memory card for your digital camera. Take your photos/videos and upload
them to your computer and/or photo-sharing sites without using a cable!

Photo Sites - These photos are ALL appropriate for students to use
10 Best Image Sources for Creative Projects

Other fun sites to explore                                        

Janet Corder and Joan Gore                                          

Photo Tips and Tricks
Drawing Toolbar is missing – View, Toolbars, click on Drawing
*Office 2007 – Drawing tools are under the Insert tab; lines are under the Shapes drop-down menu
WordArt Toolbar is missing - View, Toolbars, click on WordArt
*Office 2007 – WordArt is under the Insert tab
*Office 2008 - WordArt tab on the Elements Gallery toolbar
Make Tight the default when you insert or paste pictures – Tools, Options, Edit, choose Tight
from the drop-down menu under Insert/Paste pictures as:
*Office 2007 – Drop-down menu on top left side of window, More Commands, Word Options,
Advanced screen, choose Tight from the drop-down menu to the right of Insert/Paste pictures as:
*Office 2008 – Word, Preferences, Edit, choose Tight from the drop-down menu
under Insert/Paste pictures as:

Pictures in AutoShapes
1. Save your picture in a location you can remember
   (desktop or folder).
2. Click on AutoShapes in the Drawing menu.
   *Office 2007 – AutoShapes are under Shapes on
   the Insert menu
   *Office 2008 – View, Object Palate (drop-
   down menu has several options).
3. Choose a shape (Basic Shapes and Stars &
    Banners have great choices).
4. Hold down the mouse button and drag to draw
    your shape.
5. Double click on your shape.
6. Under the Colors and Lines tab, choose the Fill drop-
    down menu.
7. Select Fill Effects.
8. Click the Picture tab and click Select Picture.
9. Find your picture.
10. Click OK, Click OK.
11. Use the handles to resize your picture.
12. Use the green dot to rotate your picture.
    *Office 2007 – Double click on shape, choose Picture under the Shapes Fill drop-down menu.
   *Office 2008 – click the free rotate button on the Drawing Toolbar to activate green dots.

Janet Corder and Joan Gore                                       

Pictures in WordArt
1. Find picture that relates to the word.
2. Save your picture in a location you can remember (desktop or folder).
3. Click on the WordArt icon.
   *Office 2007 – WordArt is on the Insert menu.
4.   Choose an outline style.
5.   Type your word(s) in All Caps.
6.   Click on the Format WordArt icon or right-click and select Format WordArt.
7.   Under the Colors and Lines tab, choose the Fill drop-down menu.
     *Office 2007 – click on the Fill Effects button.
     *Office 2008 – View, Toolbars, Borders and Shading, choose the Fill drop- down menu.
8. Select Fill Effects.
9. Click the Picture tab.
10. Click Select Picture.
11. Find your picture.
12. Click OK.
13. Click OK.
14. Use the handles to resize your picture.
15. Use the green dot to rotate your picture.
     *Office 2008 – click the free rotate button on the Drawing Toolbar to activate green dots.

     Please make certain that you and your students abide by all copyright laws and
     creative commons agreements. Also, it is never too early to teach our students
                           how to properly cite their sources!

Janet Corder and Joan Gore                                        

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