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29 Things to do with a Digital Image  A collaborative presentation begun by Redbridge Primary ICT

Instructions for Use Email or twitter Anthony Evans to get your link to edit this presentation.  Then create a new slide with: Your manipulated image(s) A link to to the tool you've used Credit to your blog or twitter name   Anthony Evans September 2009 Twitter @skinnyboyevans Blog :

1 Motivate your class with Motivator Take a photo of the class at work or of students achievments -turn into a motivational poster  You could also use this site for creating advertising posters, or as a different means of displaying work.    Anthony Evans

2 Miniaturise the Local Area   Why not use Tiltshiftmaker to create the illusion of life in minature?   This could enhance or stimulate story writing or provide a different take for a dispaly on the loacl area.  

3 Create a Comic using Comic Life Comics can be a great way to engage pupils in writing. Pupils could plan their compositions in comic form before writing in full.  Or use a comic to illustrate what pupils know about a topic or to illustrate a school trip or field work.   Anthony Evans

4 Distorted  Portraits with Pixlr For an alternative take on photo -portraits get children to mash-up their face pictures.   Use Pixlr to pinch, bloat, crop and distort images. This free photo editor is browser based, so children could also do this at home   Anthony Evans .

5 Create a Wanted Poster Create a Wanted poster, perhaps of a fiary tale villan like the Big Bad Wolf   You could use 2Publish+ or a generator site

6. Create a Magazine Cover Use the fantastic Bighugelabs website to create a magazine cover. Other fab ideas from the same site: Trading cards Jigsaws Pop art Hockneyizer Calendar john sutton:

7.Make a photostory and add audio Scanned in images can be inserted into Photostory to develop a story with voice recordings and audio. The image to the left is from a scanned storyboard  which the children put into the programme and then recorded the story adding music afterwards.   Bill Lord

8 Create a twitpic.

we brort aw toys to scool and we tuk sum fotos.

Let the world know what you are doing! This is a twitpic from @giraffeclass - a Year 1 class which tweets to give the children a different audience and purpose for their writing. It has become a daily part of their routine. Bill Lord

9. My Window Get students to use a camera and tripod and take a series of photos while rotating the camera.  Import into any animating software, free examples: SAM animation or MS movie maker and create a virtual tour of your learning spaces/environments.

hello goodbye

10 Add some Funky Effects Make the News

Stardust your snap

Heatmap effect

Visit to find effects and filters you can add to images. Â Children could experiment with these and choose the most appropraiet for the presentation they are working on

11. Create a photo mosaic Collect some images and use Andrea Mosaic to make a mosaic of another photo or image. This works really well with famous works of art! This one shows Van Gogh's Sunflowers made from a collection of sunflower images. Â (from @bevevans22)

12. Hockneyize it! Create photo collages in the style of David Hockney by using the free online hockneyizer The application has a   small selection of tools to allow you to customise some elements (background, use of polaroid frames, etc.)  (from @bevevans22) 

13. Visit  Tuxpi Tuxpi  has 31 ideas of things to do with a digital image: all sorts of things from making motivational posters to pop art collages. Loads of activities to keep you busy! (from @bevevans22)

14. Mix it up! Use befuddlr to create a drag a drop jigsaw puzzle or just a 'mixed up' photo. Upload your own photo or use one of the many displayed (from Flickr). The 'befuddled' image could be linked to class topics as an extension fun activity.   from @bevevans22

15. Turn it into a sketch (or something else) Visit be funky , upload your photo and try out the cool effects!                 from @bevevans22

16. PowerPoint fun Insert the same image into PowerPoint 5 times, carefully on top of each other. Then use the 'Format picture' image colour options to change top layer greyscale and carfully crop it into a stripe. Repeat with next 3 pics (washout, black and white, recolour), cropping them each time

It can be fiddly, but looks great - particulary on portrait photos. @bevevans22

17. Create a Virtual Tour Collect images of your chosen subject and add them to a map: Tour of school Tour of Europe Family tree Use: http://www.mapwing. com

E x a m p l e : T o u r

18. Add effect with fotoflexer Free onlione editing software. Upload a photo and choose your effect. has a large selection of options - you can even doodle on top of a pic!!!


19. Using CrazyTalk to bring an image to life This has been used cross curricular to animate still images and make them talk. Some examples include getting famous people to explain key concepts. Historical Figures making speeches / campaigning. Massive potential in both primary and secondary. @infernaldepart

20. Use the 'capture' tool in your IWB software to add faces of kids in your class to cartoon characters or superheros Cut the faces out and resize/place them onto an image of a character. (Do a better job than I have).

Add speech bubbles or thought bubbles and dot them throughout an IWB presentation.


21. Make it a talking point Upload and image, or group of images, to voicethread so that pupils can comment on it using microphnes, webcams or text. Great as a starting point or a discussion  - the image could just be a book cover (as shown here) linking to book reviews and pupil opinions.             @bevevans22

22. Use transparency feature in IWB software. If you have two photos of the same place, past and present, place one over the other on the IWB, then fade one into another by changing the transparency. This also works particularly well if you use the capture tool to grab a Google Earth image and place it over the corresponding Google Map image and slide between the two. @dughall

23. Stitch them together Use a photo stitiching program (I've use Microsoft Research Autocollage 2008 - available from Innovative Teachers Network) to join or merge individual photos together. Merged images could be used on webpages or the IWB, instead of a slideshow of multiple images.             @bevevans22

24. Make a Fotopedia

Use to create, share or explore images on any given topic. @jamesgreenwood iCT@C  

25. Create something for free at Use Magic Studio to mash your image up with other images, audio and video from users and publishers to create an interactive quiz, timeline, image explorer, drag 'n drop or presentation ...then embed it in the school website ... Martyn Farrows Email: Twitter: @symphonysid @magicstudio

26. Play Photoshop Tennis You will need: an initial image & (optionally) a theme a forum that supports attachments access to a tool like PhotoShop/PhotoShop Elements (or online tools such as Splashup or Aviary's Phoenix)   Post an initial image in the forum. This could be a JPEG or (if you're feeling more creative) a layered PSD file. Students should download it, add one thing then attach their new image as a reply. The next person does the same with this new creation. You could have an order in which students should edit, or play "first to post wins". Make up your own rules - maybe students have to wait 3 "turns" before doing another edit, no deletions, only additions etc. This works better outside of the classroom, otherwise you'll get multiple responses to the first image at the same time, and everything gets confused! Demonstrated by @greghodgson at the Jan 2009 BETT TeachMeet. Idea for use in school by @iusher inspired by Flickr's Photoshop Tennis group. See also Layer Tennis.

27. Use Flickr to display images as a lesson starter / discussion An idea from @olliebray from HHL09 - Search for an image in Flickr which could be about lesson content / for discussion. You can then display the images as a slide show as a backdrop to the lesson or promote discussion. @infernaldepart

28. Make your own wallpaper

Use Repper to turn your digital photos into repeating wallpaper. It's really easy! @markw29

29. Scrapblog it   Upload photos and images.  Use different backgrounds, stickers and text to enhance them. Save and publish on the Scrapblog website or export as .jpg files and save on your hard disk. Claire Barnes

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