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Many educators have been asking about using Flickr in their classrooms. Simple K12 has an interesting workbook that might be useful to teachers taht are thinking of using Flickr in their classrooms.
 

Using Flickr in the classroom.pdf

 
Borrowed from learnweb2.0 wikisapce:

Resources

Flickr.com
Library of Congress Flickr
Using Flickr Images in the Classroom: http://www.flickr.com/groups/yahoo-teachers-of-merit-2006/discuss/72157594198910732
Flickr article in Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flickr
Article about Using Flickr in the Classroom:
http://www.jakesonline.org/flickrinclassroom.pdf
Flickr & the Classroom:
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntny/nychelp/technology/flickr.htm
Article about Flickr in the K-12 classroom:
http://twt.nuvvo.com/lesson/1517-flickr-in-the-k-12-classroom
Using Flickr for Instruction:
http://web20-instruction.wikispaces.com/Using+Flickr+for+Instruction
Slideshow about the Educational Uses of Flickr:
http://www.slideshare.net/shaunna/educational-uses-of-flickr
Flickr in the classroom (Abbey C.)
Flickr on Twitter (@Flickr) (Gaston R.)
www.twitter.com/flickr
Flickr App at the App Store (Gaston R.)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flickr/id328407587?mt=8

SWOT:

Strengths:

  • Easy to upload
  • Customize albums
  • Make titles and descriptions
  • Organized so that you can see title and description
  • Great way to communicate
  • See how many people viewed each photo
  • See the date uploaded (no cheating for students!)
  • Authors can choose creative common rights on their pictures
  • Can search current photos through creative commons only
  • Easily searchable and tagging
  • Contains message board functionality
  • Can establish a group, manage its membership and set posting rules
  • Users may choose who views their photos (student privacy) (Abbey C.)

Weaknesses:

  • Students may not have a computer or digital camera to access/upload photos
  • Photos may be viewable to all...unless password protected
  • Limited number of uploads available per month
  • With everyone having access, it would be hard to see who uploaded what
  • Blocked by some school districts due to the threat of inappropriate material
  • Students may be overwhelmed by the large amount of content and functionality available in Flickr
  • Payment required for larger photo uploads
  • Cannot have multiple accounts created beneath a larger (master) account (students may not be able to access/make changes without teacher's password) (abbey C.)

Opportunities:

  • Class can make their own album; share with other classes
  • Flickr is an excellent source to document projects/trips/etc.
  • Communicate all over the world
  • View pictures from anywhere; link under resources provides access to many historical pictures
  • Discussion section allows for students to talk on site about pictures
  • Can integrate flickr photos into blog posts
  • Feedback can be given on photos, offering suggestions, etc.
  • Can collaborate and share within Flickr groups
  • Flickr can be used for virtual field trips (Abbey C.)

Threats:

  • Easy for others to view what content is being posted online
  • Students may have access to content that is inappropriate
  • Information in the student's profile may be available for others to view

Ideas for the Classroom

  • Album of recent projects or field trips
  • Have students bring in photos for student sharing
  • Take pictures of the weather to make a photo journal
  • Good way to document projects like plant growing; taking pictures each day will demonstrate the change and Flickr will let you compare each photo side by side.
  • Take 1 picture a day and have students use the strategy they are learning that day to write the photo description (imagery, complex sentences, etc.). By the end of the year, students can use the album for memories and be able to view their progress.
  • Take pictures and post. Then, have students critique others photos.
  • Have students utilize CC photos to create other works such as projects
  • Have students create their portfolios of photos using the photoset function in Flickr
  • Create groups for different topics and have the students contribute images to each group. Ask them to use the captions to describe the images they post.
  • Use Flickr slideshow feature as an alternative to PowerPoint or other presentation tools
  • Use Flickr mobile to upload images for a scavenger hunt or research project. Students in the classroom wait for content upload and research to add captions.
  • Have students pick a picture from a classroom album and use it as their foundation to write a creative story.

(Addition by Nicolette2012)
I really like the ideas that you have for using Flickr in the classroom. I would like to add how I have used it in my classroom this past year.

*I created a mini unit and posted it to my private classroom blog that teaches my students step by step (using a Jing videos) what Copyright and Fair Use Law means. Later in the unit the students learned (again, by example) how to follow an advanced search to find specific pictures on a given topic (we were studying the Florida Everglades) and then check the Creative Commons requirements. The students learned how to find and use pictures correctly and then posted them onto our blog as new posts (giving proper credit for the pictures used).

*Flickr is a wonderful tool for students to use when learning about CC and properly searching for (and giving credit for) images used within their work.
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 (Addition by Aaron M.)
Although I have yet to personally use Flickr in my classroom, I am strongly considering on using it in my classroom. As previously stated, Flickr can be used to demonstrate student work. During my teaching internship experience, I took several photos of my students who participated in the Egg Drop experiment. Though this event took place on the last day of my internship, I can see using a tool like Flickr to showcase the various Egg Drop experiments and share this with the students, parents, and others interested in the project. Flickr can also be used to recap previous field-trips from the current year or previous years, too. For example, if I were to conduct an annual field-trip to a local theme park for Physics Day, I can give a vicarious tour for the current students on what they can expect during their own trip. As to your suggestion on commenting on the photographs, I believe that is a strong way to tie in a student's writing and thinking skills in with the specific classroom project.
The class can also use Flickr to showcase photos from other sources, or situations that are outside of the classroom. For example, the MIT Physics Flickr page highlights many images that can be used to introduce a new concept in the classroom. As needed, students can look through the photostream and comment on individual photos.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/physicsdemos/

I have had a chance to use Flickr via borrowing pictures as well as posting pictures for others to use as well. One of the aspects that is most appealing through Flickr is Creative Commons. Many of the users on Flickr choose to share their pictures and postings in an agreement that their information will be cited based on the Creative Common License they choose to have their content shared with. There are 6 different Creative Common Licenses; Attribution License, Attribution-NoDerivs License, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, Attribution-NonCommercial License, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License, and Attribution ShareAlike License. Each license requires useres who borrow the material to give the proper credit to the original author of the content being shared. This is a great site to have students share information as well as learn about copyright laws and the use of other peoples content. (Gaston Rubio)


  PicMonkey is a wonderful photo editing tool that is fun, full-featured, and easy to use. Picking up where tools that have disappeared left off (Picnik) this one allows users to just get to work without signing up or entering an Email. There are lots of filters, effects, and tools to enhance a photo from a number of galleries online or using an uploaded image. PicMonkey is truly a breath of fresh air with a clean interface that begs for a user to unleash their imagination. PicMonkey can be used for the obvious art purposes, but can also be woven into many other areas of the curriculum - editing a map, working with manipulatives for math, and much more.
 



 
 
Cropp.me is a beautifully simple web tool for quickly cropping your images. Cropp.me is a little different than a lot of the other services in this market. What makes Cropp.me different is its smart auto-crop option. If you choose this option, Cropp.me will auto-detect the focal point of your images and crop accordingly.

Cropp.me allows you to upload and crop up to five images at the same time. You can crop your images to one of nine predefined sizes or you can specify a custom size.

Applications for Education
Cropp.me could be a good tool for students to use when they need to resize and center images to use in their slideshows and videos. As I learned from Ken Shelton, proper image cropping and centering can make a world of difference in the visual quality of slideshows. Cropp.me does not require you to register in order to use the service.

H/T to Lifehacker.

This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers

 

What is Pinterest?  Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request an invite.

YouTube Video


http://pinterest.com/kathrynstarke/ She has teaching ideas posted for you to view.

Check out - www.creativemindspublications.com  

Pin It! Pinterest for Teachershttp://www.goedonline.com/pin-it-pinterest-for-teachers?goback=%2Egde_147237_member_132234254

5 Ways to Use Pinterest in the Classroomhttp://edudemic.com/2012/06/3-ways-to-use-pinterest-for-education/ 

25 Great Educators to Follow on Pinteresthttp://edudemic.com/2012/06/25-great-educators-to-follow-on-pinterest/

11 More Great Educational Pinners http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/10/11-top-educational-pinners-on-pinterest.html?goback=%2Egde_125725_member_177417033

Pinterest and College Campuseshttp://www.ecampusnews.com/technologies/pinterest-for-education-coming-to-college-campuses/

Using Pinterest in Education http://emrefirat.edublogs.org/2012/08/12/pinterest/?goback=%2Egde_125725_member_145637090

Pinterest is special because of the people who use it.

The guidelines below are based on collective input from people using Pinterest. These are suggestions to help keep our community positive and to ensure that every pin is useful to other people.

1

Be Respectful

Pinterest is a community of people. We know that individual tastes are personal, but please be respectful in your comments and conversations.

2

Be Authentic

Pinterest is an expression of who you are. We think being authentic to who you are is more important than getting lots of followers. Being authentic will make Pinterest a better place long-term.

3

Credit Your Sources

Pins are the most useful when they have links back to the original source. If you notice that a pin is not sourced correctly, leave a comment so the original pinner can update the source. Finding the original source is always preferable to a secondary source such as Image Search or a blog entry.

4

Report Objectionable Content

We do not allow nudity, hateful content, or content that encourages people to hurt themselves. If you find content that violates our Terms of Service or Acceptable Use Policy you can submit the content for review by pushing the ”Report Content“ link.

5

Tell Us How to Make Pinterest Better

We're just getting started, so there are going to be bumps here and there. Let us know what's working, what's not. Even though we don't always have time to respond to each and every email, we take your input seriously. You can get in touch with us anytime at help@pinterest.com.

All information about Pinterest has been copied from their offical site. http://pinterest.com

The Teacher's Quick Guide to Pinterest

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now!!!

 Teachers Pin With Students - http://mashable.com/2012/03/22/teachers-using-pinterest/ 

Using Pinterest in Education - http://emrefirat.edublogs.org/2012/08/12/pinterest/?goback=%2Egde_2811_member_145637731

3 Schools That Are Making the Most of Pinterest -http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2012/08/3-schools-are-making-most-pinterest 

Educators Guide to the use of Pinterest in Education

guides,pinterest toolsMed kharbach

Outline :

1 -What is Pinterest
2- How does Pinteres work ?
3- Pinterest Tips
4- Some suggestions on teachers can use Pinterest
5- Pinterest for professional development
6- Some prominent educational Pinner to follow
7 Pinterest tutorials
8- Webliography ( links for further reading )

What is Pinterest ?
Pinterest is a free virtual bulletin board where users pin videos and images captured from around the web. These images are then arranged into different categories on a user's board. Pins are also shared and searchable making thus Pinterest a great tool for virtual learning. Pins are also visible to other Pinterest users and one can easily see the board of others as well.


How does Pinterest Work ?
Pinterest is very easy and simple to use. If you don't have an account there then you need to request an invitation which takes only a couple of days at the maximum to hear back from them. Once registered then you need to look for Pinterest Bookmarklet and drag it to your tool bar. Now when you surf the web and see an image or video you like click on the " Pin It " bookmarklet and pin that image/video to one of your Pinterest boards. You can create as many boards as you like and you can even share your boards with your colleagues and friends.

Pinterest Tips you need to keep in your mind
Here are some tips to help better use Pinterest :

  • Make sure you add the " Pin It" bookmarklet to your browser tool bar. Just go to goodies page and drag and drop. There is also a smart extension for Chrome users called Pinterest Right Click which allows users to easily pin any web content by just right clicking on it.
  • When you create a board say for instance about educational web tools then make sure you write a good description of that board so others could easily recognize what it is about.
  • When you pin web content make sure you add your own brief summary of what that content is all about.
  • Make sure to read Pinterest guidelines and abide by them
  • Always pin from individual posts and not from homepages
  • You can tag people in your pins using the sign "@" this will let others know you are quoting or talking about them
  • Make your board titles clear and specific and organize your pinned content in a neat way so that others might want to follow you
Some Suggestions on how Teachers can Use Pinterest :

  • Pinterest is a great content curation tool for teachers. The ability to pin together images, links, and videos into visually appealing boards makes information sharing way exciting. Teachers can create resource boards for themselves or their students and start sharing with each other.
  • Teachers can use Pinterest as a brainstorming tool where students can contribute in the pinning together of ideas and resources to create one huge visual
  • Teachers can have students set up their own boards based on certain classroom projects or assignments
  • Pinterest can also be used to locate images and videos to include in your lesson.
  • Make group work visual by inviting students to collaborate and share images for presentations or links to papers, resources, and research
  • Teachers can also encourage students photo journal on Pinterest
  • Pinterest provides loods of printable games, and lesson plans for teachers to use in their classroom
  • Teachers can use Pinterest to find new books to recommend to their students.
  • Check out Awesome Ways Educators Use Pinterest for more ideas.


How to use Pinterest for professional development
Here are some ideas to help you use this social networking tool for professional development purposes :

  • Use the DIY and Crafts category on Pinterest to find inspiration and new project ideas for your teaching
  • Create collaborative boards with other teachers and work together on projects or build better lesson plans
  • Connect with other educators and share ideas and links with them
  • Use the " like" and commenting system to interact with what your fellow educators pin and to also get engaged in meaningful conversations and talks
  • Pin you favourite classroom projects or lesson plans and let others provide their suggestions for improvement. This can also generate a healthy and educational discussion
  • Look for books that other educators recommend and try to read some
  • There are many pin boards about the use of technology in the classroom, find and follow some of them
  • Promote your own classroom blog and show others your teaching skills and your students creativity.
  • Pinterest has loads of educational and teachers blogs that you can search for and read
  • Stay on top of the latest education trends by checking the recent pins on Pinterest
  • Search for tutorials on Pinterest to learn how to take on a project or tackle a new technology or anything else.


pinterest in educationSome educational Pinners to follow

This is a pin board I created and where I pin everything that has to do with the use of technology in education. You will find here free web tools, guides and tutorials on how to better integrate technolog into your teaching.

This is the editor of the famous blog cool cat teacher. It has over 69 boards all with more than 600 pins. Some of her best boards include "Teaching Ideas and App", Collaborative Writing", and " Global Collaboration in Education ".

Eric Sheninger
This guy is one of my favourite educational writers. He has several boards covering different topics such as: Google chrome extensions, Twitter apps and resources, web2.0 tools for educators and his own personal learning network.

Karen is a great educator with a huge presence online. She has created boards on " Transforming Education", " Great PD Links ", and boards with resources in the areas of science, the arts, literacy and numeracy.

Debbie Fucoloro
This is an ICT specialist. She has 23 boards and more than 700 pins. Some of her boards include: " Infographics", " Education ", " web 2.0 and social media " and many more.

Shannon has a great Pinterest page that includes some awesome boards on educational technology essentials.

Shelly has one of the resourceful boards on Pinterest. She coveres different topics ranging from digital storytelling to graphic organizers and world cloud tools.


http://learni.st/?category=10 - Education Section

New Social Site Learnist Aims to Become 'Pinterest for Educators'

Online test prep company Grockit has launched a new social learning site, Learnist, which the company likens to "the Pinterest for educators and students." With it, users can collect and pin content from around the web, like YouTube videos and websites, onto digital bulletin boards, called learn boards, organized by theme or lesson.

The site lets educators order materials on their boards, allowing them to show information from most to least important, or to create lessons with sequential steps. Learn boards can be shared on other boards on the site, as well as on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Users can also comment on individual posts.

"For teachers, it’s a great way to build lesson plans integrated with learning content that is multimedia, interactive and social," said Farb Nivi, Grockit's founder and chief product officer. "Users can incorporate videos, ebooks, slides, web content, audio clips, and more into boards to make learning more engaging and interesting."

Several educators have already begun curating lessons with the site, using it to express concepts like grammar, complex fractions, and decimals.

"With Learnist, and with Grockit overall, we really aim to provide an environment that students are familiar and comfortable with to help improve the way they learn," Nivi said. "Plus, if we have the option to learn with video, sound, slides, and more, why would we stick with a 2D textbook?" *

The Pinterest For Education: 3 Big Updates to Learnist You Should Know About



          
 INSTAGRAM

Meet Instagram, I'm Free for both iPhone and Android

It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family.

Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too – it's as easy as pie. It's photo sharing, reinvented.

Teaching while using Instagram: http://www.phonicsgamesforfree.com/?goback=%2Egde_108447_member_108451724

instagram nation

Try Aviary's Awesome New Mobile Image Editor

from Free Technology for Teachers by noreply@blogger.com (Mr. Byrne)
Last night I received an email from Aviary announcing their new mobile image editing tool. Aviary's new mobile image editor is available as a free iPad app and as a free Android app. I installed it on my Android tablet this morning and gave it a try. Overall, the new Aviary Photo Editor is impressive.

Using the Aviary mobile image editor you can add Instagram-like filters to your images. There are twelve free filters to pick from. The Aviary mobile image editor allows you to crop your images, adjust color saturation, adjust image brightness, adjust the contrast, and flip the orientation of your images. The free app also gives you free tools for drawing on your images, adding text to your images, and adding stickers to your images. When you have finished editing your images you can save on your device, send them out as emails, or share them to Evernote, Google+, Twitter, Picassa, Facebook, and many other social networks.

Applications for Education
The Aviary mobile image editor is a great tool that students can use to crop and enhance images that they want to use in slideshows and videos. I always encourage the use of your own images in presentations, especially presentations that will be shared online, to avoid any worries about attribution. The drawing and typing tools in the Aviary mobile image editor could also be used by students to create and enhance simple picture stories.

Click here for the free Aviary iPad app.
Click here for the free Aviary Android app.

This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers

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 Flixel 

Flixel is a simple iPhone app that allows teachers and students to capture a moment and bring it to life with a simple swipe of a finger. Inspired by animated GIFs, Flixel lets users create beautiful living photos in seconds. This easy to use app creates a short animated picture that can be shared and then put into a presentation.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/flixel/id496885363?mt=8&utm_source=eduTecher+-+April+2012+Newsletter&utm_campaign=April+Newsletter&utm_medium=email




“A picture is worth a thousand words”

by Mary Mwangi   July 6, 2012

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Educators are always looking for more strategies to make learning engaging and fun. Pictures have been used in education and societies to transmit information, to preserve a culture, and so on. Now with Thinglink students can enrich their images by embedding links, adding music and videos, and tagging people.

The clip art ( I luv school) was downloaded from Discovery education and enriched with links and videos. The author created this sample to show the relationship of technology, innovation, and diversity in education.

Hover the cursor above the picture.

With the use of this free software students will not only give life to the quote “a pictures is worth a thousand words” (Frederick R. Barnard) but they will also be able to share their thoughts using their own images or images from the web. With thinglink, pictures are enriched and they become more meaningful. Its fun, and its engaging.

Thinglink can be used in all subjects by both educators and students. To learn more about thinglink and its application browse the following resources:

Thinglink blog: http://thinglinkblog.com/2011/06/15/thinglink-launches-rich-media-tags-bringing-social-context-and-content-to-every-image/

Thinglink site: http://www.thinglink.com/

More on thinglink–Educational Technology and Mobile Learning:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2011/07/thinglink-embed-links-add-sound-and-tag.html


View more presentations from ThingLink
Example of using Thinglink in the classroom - Just follow the directions -  http://www.thinglink.com/scene/269449954164998146 

Google Presentation



ImageSpike is a new service for creating interactive images. The service is very similar to ThingLink which I have been a big fan of for the last year. ImageSpike allows you to upload an image, place pin marks on it, put text and links into those pin marks, and share your new interactive images. When someone views your interactive image he or she can click on the pin marks to read the text that you entered or click on the links that you included. In this sample I placed just one pin mark, but I can go back and add more whenever I want to.

Applications for Education
One drawback to ImageSpike is that you do have to enter an email address to get the embed code for your interactive image. Aside from that hurdle, ImageSpike could be a good tool for students to use to identify parts of an image and tag it with more information.

One way that I might use ImageSpike or ThingLink is in a lesson about the Battle of Gettysburg. I could have students upload an image of the battlefield then have my students add information related to different positions on the battlefield. For example, I might have my students identify Little Round Top and insert information about the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry.

I learned about ImageSpike from Larry Ferlazzo who suggested using it in an ELL lesson. Read Larry's idea for using ThingLink in ELL activities here.

This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers.


 


A free way to add life to your images!!! http://ht.ly/1jnoFQ 

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http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/fotobabble/index.html\

WIKISPACE: TEACHWEB2.0
Ideas for the Classroom

Students recite a poem they have written.
Students create an advertisement for a product to see how persuasive they can be in less than a minute.

    What your photos could talk about
    taken from:
    TeflTecher
    • A treasured possession
    • Your favourite hobby
    • Why you love your mum
    • A famous person you admire
    • Something that gets on your nerves
    • A favourite dish / a recipe
    • A favourite painting and why you like it
    • A film review or recommendation
    • The best place for a relaxing holiday
    • Explaining emotions on people’s faces
    • A local news story
    • An opinion on a global news story
    • Sell yourself (I would be the right person for this job)
    • Your room and why you like it
    • Your house, flat, home town
    • Sell something (a gadget, a house etc)
    • Your favourite view
    • The story behind a photo
    Posted by at 11:18

    Description:
    Fotobabble allows the user to upload images and record a commentary.

    Resources
    Teacher Training Video

    Strengths
    • free
    • quick
    • basic
    • user friendly
    • can rerecord as many times as you like
    • can select from private or public viewing options
    • Private Fotobabbles can only be seen by the people you share them with. They are not searchable on the site.
    • You can share Fotobabbles through e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, embed on a website or blog, or by the automatically generated URL.
    • You can preview your Fotobabble before it is able to be viewed by others.
    • easily delete Fotobabbles you want removed
    • supports JPG, PNG and GIF image formats, and mp3, flv and wav audio formats
    • free iPhone app
    • Fotobabble slideshows coming soon!

    Weaknesses
    • need to create an account and sign in
    • must have a microphone on your computer
    • maximum recording time is one minute
    • basic
    • make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash
    • does not allow images that are larger than 2MB
    • children under 13 are prohibited from using Fotobabble
    • Fotobabble does not monitor content (but reserves the right to remove content if they feel it violates their Terms of Service)

    Opportunities
    • fluency practice
    • simple digital story telling
    • practice for ESOL learners

    Threats
    • the site may contain inappropriate content

    Ideas for the Classroom
    • Students recite a poem they have written.
    • Students create an advertisement for a product to see how persuasive they can be in less than a minute.

    What your photos could talk about
    taken from:
    TeflTecher
    • A treasured possession
    • Your favourite hobby
    • Why you love your mum
    • A famous person you admire
    • Something that gets on your nerves
    • A favourite dish / a recipe
    • A favourite painting and why you like it
    • A film review or recommendation
    • The best place for a relaxing holiday
    • Explaining emotions on people’s faces
    • A local news story
    • An opinion on a global news story
    • Sell yourself (I would be the right person for this job)
    • Your room and why you like it
    • Your house, flat, home town
    • Sell something (a gadget, a house etc)
    • Your favourite view
    • The story behind a photo





    Free Web Tools to Crop, Resize, Rotate, Add text and Effects to your Photos

    image editing toolsMed kharbach

    Images and pictures are great visual aides in teachning. We all include them in our lesson planning for illustration and more elucidation purposes especially when it comes to explaining hard concepts. It's awesome to add your personal touch to images you use like adding a text, a caption, chaging colour, ect. It makes you control what you want share and this is why I compiled a list of some great photo editing tools that teachers can use very easily and in most of the times without any registration. I have also previously published another equally important list of free web tools that lets you turn picture into avatars and cartoons, check it out.

    Using the web tools below , you will be able to :

    • Change colours
    • add text and captions to pictures
    • Crop, rotate and resize pictures with ease
    • Edit photos with many different effects
    • Add picture frames and borders
    • Online Photo editors that works directly in your web browser


    1- Aviary

    This is a web based tool that lets you edit images and share them online. It also offers a suite of powerful tools such as effects editor, audio and music creator and many more.



    2-Pixenate
    This is a photo editing platform that provides a set of tools to work on your images and share them with others.


    3- Picresize
    This a tool that lets you resize your pictures to fit in a certain measures. It is great for creating pictures with specific pixel measurement.


    4- Dr Pic   This is an easy free online picture editor that allows you to make all kinds of tweaking on your images.
    5- Fun Photo Box

    This is an awesome tool to create funny photos, you add effects and share them, just watch out for the many ads they have there.


    6- Pixlr

    This is another great photo editor to add tweaks and effects to your images before you share them.
    7- BeFunky  This is a tool to transform your images into extraordinary works of art in just a few clicks.


    8- Foto Flexer
    This is an advanced photo editor that allows you to create dazzling photo effects for free in your browser.


    9- Clipica
    This is a free web app that lets you upload and host images on the web just by pasting them into the browser.


    10- Cropp.me

    Cropp.me, as its name suggests, is a web tool that allows you to crop your images in different sizes. You will need to upload pics to crop.

    12- Picozu  Picozu is an image drawing and photo retouching application built on Javascript, HTML5 and CSS3.It requires a modern browser if you want to play with it.


    13- Any Making

    This tool allows you to apply a lot of nice and fun photo editing effects to joke with your friends. You can make a beautiful artworks from your everyday pictures.


    14- Pic Juice
    Pic Juice is an online photo editor that lets you easily edit your photos, resize, crop, rotate, flip and adjust contrast and color levels.


    15- Live Photo Editor

    This editor allows users to upload images and start applying effects on them such as : resizing, creating a balance, speciall effects, add frames, add text, create banners, rotate and many more.


    16- Pic Ghost


    This one here lets you : select multiple images from your computer or any other online resource, edit and resize your ulpoaded images, and preview edited images then download them.


    17- PiZap

    Pizap lets you edit photos, make a collage, change photo backgrounds, add timeline covers, web effects and many more.

    18- Citrify

    This is an easy and simple photo editor tool that lets users enhance their photos with a set of tweaks and effects .

    19- Bubblr
    Bubblr is a tool to create comic strips using photos from Flickr.com. It also lets you search images and add bubbles to them.

    20- Caption Bubble
    This tool is a cool one. It lets you make your photos talk by adding speech or thought bubbles onto them. You can share your finsihed work with others too.


    21- iPiccy

    iPiccy makes your photo awesome with many easy to use photo tools. It also allows you to edit pictures, apply beautiful photo effects, add text and even paint.

    22- Pictful


    This is another awesome photo editing platform where you can upload photos and add your own personal effect to them before you share them with others.


    23- Clip your Photos



    this tool lets you customize your photos and play with them as you want. You can , for instance, add rippled reflection to your photos and make them look fancy and hilarious.


    24- Tuxpi Photo Editor


    This is a photo editor that allows you to change colors, add frames and borders, crop, rotate and resize your pictures.













    7

    For some teachers working on images in their lessons is extremely important. These teacher’s are already using different image editing softwares. Some of them are using professional programs like Photoshop or simple ones like MS Paint. Some teachers, on the other hand, are not using images that much. Generally those teachers use the images without making any editions on them, but if they have to, they prefer asking for help (from colleagues or students sometimes). This is also true for students.

    Is there a Web2.0 image editing tool that can help both teachers and students? Well, the answer is yes of course but which one is the most practical one? My answer is Pixlr. The best thing I like about Pixlr is it offers many solutions under one roof.

    Pixlr

    As you see Pixlr offers an advanced editor which is like Photoshop Lite, an express version which is similar to Picasa and Pixlr-o-matic which is a fun way to play with the images. Another exciting thing is it is available in all platforms.

    Also, there is a particularly important feature that can be used with each of these tools. With Pixlr, your webcam can be used to take pictures in one simple click and continue working on it. Why is this so important? In 1:1 classes sharing is everything and there are many tools to do that if your work is text based or pre-made. In a math or science class where there are no tablet devices it is very hard to share mathematical expressions, scientific calculations or drawings. One solution to this problem can be using your webcam. Do your work on your notebook and take a snapshot of it using the Pixlr express webcam option. When you choose to use your webcam, a pop-up comes and asks your permission. Click on Allow button to continue. Show your work to your webcam and press Capture button. By pressing Use Image button, you are ready to work on the picture. All you need is playing with Rotation and Contrast of the picture which are under the Adjustment panel. Then save your file and share it with whoever you want. This process seems long but it takes only 2 minutes, at most.

    You don’t need to sign up to use the program but if you do then you will be able to start saving your work in progress, templates and other images.


































































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