For this fun activity we are using the collective genius of the Engage Community to share what we like and dislike about some of the latest mobile apps for education. We all have our lists of our favorite digital apps, but we’re going to take the sharing one giant leap forward. Not only will you share an app, but you will demonstrate it and/or explain how an educator could use the app in a classroom, school, or online setting.
Our challenge is centered around photography apps for both Android and Apple devices. Since 21st century educators and learners think out of the box, we are giving you the challenge to incorporate your creativity skills using mobile photo apps in a virtual photo scavenger hunt.
Here are the basics to the challenge:
WEEK 1 CHALLENGE - COMPLETED
The word is “ADJACENT” - every photo must represent the word adjacent visually PLUS the image must have TEXT added to the photos (play with apps that allow for captions). We can't wait to see your photo snaps.
WEEK 2 CHALLENGE - COMPLETED
The word is “SYMMETRY” - every photo must represent the word symmetry visually PLUS the image must include a minimum of 2 photo filters (play with apps that come with fun filters). The photos are looking great so far, so we can't wait to see more creativity from our community.
WEEK 3 CHALLENGE - COMPLETED
The word is “PERSPECTIVE” - every photo must represent the word perspective PLUS the image must have a collage feature (play with apps that allow for multiple photos to be seen in one master image). We are loving all the creativity of our participants, so keep them coming.
WEEK 4 CHALLENGE - LIVE
The Photo Challenge has been officially extended! This week's work is "LANDSCAPE" - Every photo must represent the word landscape PLUS the image should use a filter. (play with apps that have color and texture filters). This is the last round, so have fun!
Post your Photo App Review between August 9 and October 10 to be entered into a drawing for an $100 Gift Certificate to purchase more mobile apps.
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Target Word - ADJACENT
Our first app is called Motivational Posters which is very similar to the poster tool found at My Huge Labs. The app is 99 cents, but it quite often is on sale for Free if you watch for it. To see Vanessa and my review plus a few ideas for using it in the classroom, check out our video.
TARGET WORD - ADJACENT
Our second app is called PicNote which is a fun FREE app for apple devices that will allow you to add text directly on top of the photo. Android does have a similar tool called PicNotes, which costs $1.13, but it is developed by a different company. To see Vanessa and my review and view classroom ideas for this app, watch our video below.
Here is one for you:
Pics from a recent student-exchange trip to Madrid.
Tagsmaker.com is an online generator to add text on images. Make cards, invitations, posters and more. You can use it to write quotes, sayings, messages, comments, tags or anything you want. Our tool gives you endless possibilities!
This is so easy to use, no directions needed!
Hi Julie! What a cool app!! I found the link if any of our Engage members would like to check it out, as well http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/polyframe-lite/id481965760?mt=8.
I'm an addict to photo apps, so this is another one for my collection. Thanks!
InstaPicFrame Free (also called InstaFrame) allows you to frame a photo and add text. It includes effects and has an inexpensive paid version. As seen in other posts, there are many other similar apps. They are easy to use and affordable. Classroom applications include: Wall of Fame (Posting photos with captions of student accomplishments - I also use bighugelabs for this), representing vocabulary words (such as adjacent) and concepts being studied, posting rules and important messages, posing riddles or open-ended questions.
Smart phones make picture taking ubiquitous. Just a few years ago how many of us would have had a camera available at the exact moment we encountered something we wanted to document. Your picture is a perfect example of how pervasive this technology is. Beautiful picture! I hope he survived.
I love, love, love iphoneography. I've become a photo app junkie. Between my iPhone and iPad I've download 192 photo apps (a couple from your suggestions in this discussion...thank you).
So here's my symmetry submission:
It's a snapshot of Captree Bridge, run through Popsicolor, then duplicated, flipped, and "collaged" in Fuzel.
Not asked for, but included anyway... an asymmetrical image:
Hostas plant leaves in my backyard, cropped in PhotoCrop and run through the engravement filter in PhotoFunia
AWESOME pics Tom! I just downloaded all of the apps you mentioned. Can't wait to play with them tonight. Thanks so much for sharing. I LOVE taking photos and having my iPhone at my beck and call makes it so convenient. I am loving this discussion. I wish more would join in and share their pics and apps as well.
Here is my "perspective" entry. I used Pic Stitch to edit and create the collage: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id454768104?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4. The first pic is the Guggenheim Museum in NY, the second is a building on Wall Street, and the third is a redwood in the Muir Forest near San Francisco.
Well, I'm not in a classroom teaching anymore, but if I was....I would have students use the app to do just what we did; demonstrate understanding of a word or concept. I could also see using 2 columns instead of 3 and demonstrating opposites. You could also use the app to show stages or sequences of something since the templates include up to 6 place holders.
I saw this and boy did it hit me at how our world of transportation affects our perspective on the growth of our cities. The picture also questions the perspective of that growth on the plant life around all the city growth and automobile traffic. I used a cell phone for the picture, and sketchbook express for the app to combine the pictures into a collage. I used my laptop to do the picture editing.
These are pictures of my sheltie, Keilo. they were taken with my phone, HTC Incredible, and edited with Super Collage App. I can see using this android app with students to show different stages of plant growth, or showing different angles in the world around us. Very easy to use, and best of all, FREE!!!!!
Zite (free) is awesome! You set categories you are interested and it goes out to the Internet and finds articles in that category. If you find one you like, click "thumbs up" and it will find more like it. Don't like it "thumbs down" and it does the opposite. I've found lots of info this way. I have it on my android phone, and ipad tablet. My droid tablet, Samsung Galaxy, doesn't support it. (DARN!!!).
Evernote--Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. I've got it loaded on everything I own!!! Skitch- is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you capture, edit and markup your screen captures and images with shapes and comments.
Assorted games: X Construct (free)--on each level you build a bridge to support a passenger train. If your bridge collapses, the train falls into the ravine. Application in classroom: applying problem solving, physics, construction. Apps for Kids (free)--listing of apps for children ages 0-12. Slice It! (free)--great way to work with fractions.
Here is a link to my Delicious acct/android: www.delicious.com/cmayfaves/android
A blog I follow for android is: www.android4schools.com
That's all I got!!!! Hope this helps.
You know when you get a Mac and one of the first things you do is open Photo Booth and start taking all of those crazy, silly, funny pictures? Come on, you know you've done it! Well, I just ran across the app CamWow which is Photo Booth for your phone. It's another free app that equals lots of fun. I was also thinking it would be a fun way to teach kids about symmetry.
I found this on Twitter last night and thought I would share: 7 Photo Editing Apps to Use with Instagram http://mashable.com/2012/07/16/photo-editing-apps/#753831-Photoshop-Express. Not all are free but some look like lots of fun! Enjoy!
For those of us without a fancy iPhone 5 (or apparently, any Android phone ever), Microsoft has a very good panoramic photo app - Photosynth. It works very smoothly, and takes great pictures! I've downloaded a few panorama photo apps, but this is the one that has stayed on my phone.
Hey Vanessa! Had the hardest time logging in...password stuff! Anyhoo if it's not to late here's my photo app it's called "Collage" similar to Picstich that the kids are using on InstaGram and Facebook. I think it be a simple tool to use for the younger grades in Sciece to show before and after images or transformations. I like that you can annotate over it as well. I used it to show "The Apple doesn't fall far from the tree". LOL. Hope the picture posts okay. Eh! I give up!! Trying to postpicture from my iPad but guess I can't ! Aww to bad it was a great pict:-(. Next time I guess!