Blogging serves different purposes and is becoming a more mainstream class activity as time goes by. One feature of blogging that I seldom see referred to is the more ludic, playful aspect which students delight in - and that is the power of playing with images. For learners who are beginning to blog, and in particular those who may be more reluctant to develop their blogs, opening their horizons to the power of images is indeed enticing.
Playing with images, creating their own personalized photographs, whether playful or more serious, is a breathe of fresh air on days of endless lessons and concentration. Image manipulation is not just a playful activity either; it is part of digital literacies and learning about multimedia.
Psykopaint is one of the most addictive and fun image tools I have recently come across.
Citrify is a free online editor which enhances photographs and offers different effects for images.
FuntasticFace and AnyMaking are two other tools which students can use to create fun and interesting images with their photographs.
Bubblejoy is different - with BubbleJoy you can create short video cards to send to friends and family - great for celebrations and special events.
Ever considered creating a visual survey? Survey Legend is a free survey service with a difference. It's free and once you sign up, log in, you will find the instructions easy to follow:
My last suggestion for today is for educators - What every student needs to know- in pictures. Published by the Guardian, this is a set of inspirational posters to remind students of how special each one is, as well as essential reminders for a healthier lifestyle.
What other editing tools would you recommend for blogging?
Digital Delights - Image Editing - by scrolling down the tags you will find more editing tools, free image sites, design and other topics related to photography.