Spice up images with Big Huge Labs
Jan10

Spice up images with Big Huge Labs

If you’re bored with the usual images and want to add some special effects to your pictures, then check out Big Huge Labs. This site provides hundreds of different filters than can be applied to your photos to add many different special effects. You can give the site access to your Flickr or Facebook photo albums, or just upload images for it to work on. For example – turn one of your images into a stamp. Or a piece of pop...

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Flickr Poet – turn poems into pictures
Dec23

Flickr Poet – turn poems into pictures

Here’s a great little link I got from the PetaPixel photography blog this morning. Flickr Poet is a quick way of turning a poem, sentence or chunk of random text into a sequence of Flickr photographs. FlickrPoet is part of Stories In Flight, an ongoing exploration of storytelling in the age of the Internet. It would be nice if you could specify creative commons images perhaps and also produce a permalink (or a gallery)  so you...

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Creative Commons Image Sources for your IWB
Oct28

Creative Commons Image Sources for your IWB

You can’t beat a powerful image to add punch to your lesson. Whether you want something to put up to draw questions from the class or just to add extra emphasis to a presentation. I’ve written about this before – and linked to a few good sources of images such as The Big Picture. To help find creative commons images, there are several tools now which will let you search Flickr for CC images. My Favourite is FlickrCC...

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Powerful Images to Give Lessons Punch
Jun23

Powerful Images to Give Lessons Punch

One of the benefits of having an Interactive Whiteboard in the classroom (or even just a data projector) is the opportunity to display full colour high quality images instead of grainy acetates or posters. With a powerful image you can really add some “punch” to your lesson. Put images up while students are coming into the room – use them as part of a lesson starter – stimulate questions. What is going on here?...

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Link Roundup
May07

Link Roundup

One of those posts with links that I didn’t feel warranted a blog post of their own. Have a play with them and see what you think! Spell with Flickr – for those times you want a word to look really funky and you’ve exhausted all the fonts. This pulls in photos of letters from flickr to make your word. Embed into your blog or use a capture tool to grab the image to use in a flipchart. Phrasr – Type a phrase and...

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