May 14, 2017
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Celebrate National Photograph Month
May is National Photo, Photograph, and Photography Month! Discover new edtech resources to help you and your students find, edit, share, and create images.
Explore this repository of thousands of free images and stock photos by keyword or by category. Create a free account to save your images. Use caution when allowing young students to search independently as mature topics are included.
Compfight searches pictures and locates those with licenses that permit use in other activities and projects. Use this tool to teach students the importance of giving credit when using an image and how to search and narrow the topic.
Free Digital Photos
This site offers free digital photos, but read the details to be sure to know which are free. Find photos to use in presentations, projects, or research. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss proper use and sharing of online images.
Edit and Create with Images
3 tools for editing your images and creating projects to share.
Find, organize, edit, and share your photos using this simple tool. Create a class account for students to upload videos or images for projects. Students can create animated GIFs or videos using the photos. Share student projects safely and privately.
Students can use this site to create artwork for their presentations and projects. Choose from over 300 templates to create beautiful photo collages, cards, and posters. No registration is required. Introduce this tool on your interactive whiteboard.
Screenshot - Free Online Image Editor
Upload an image from your computer, then use the tools and filters to edit as desired. Basic and advanced editing tools are included. Use the first week of school for creative introductions. Encourage students to liven up their presentations with images.
Get Social with Images
EdTech tools that let students create and share their knowledge using social media.
Engage your students with this social photo sharing site where they can post, tag, and describe their surroundings based on a teacher-directed prompt or activity. Create an account and search the collection of Siftrs for inspiration.
Easily create and share engaging social media images - no registration required! Choose the shape of your image to match the platform where you will share (wide for Twitter and Facebook or square for Instagram). Add text and edit the font size or color.
Free Profile Photo Editor
Students can use this photo editor to spruce up class pictures or photos for class projects by adding stickers, choosing frames, and adjusting image quality. No registration is required! Remind students to use permissible photos.
This Week at TeachersFirst
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