Sunday, August 24, 2008

Digital Photo Tools To Motivate Students

(Crossposted here: Educational Technology Blog)

Big Huge Labs has a bunch of free tools for doing cool stuff with your digital photos. Why not start the year in your classroom with a photo of yourself on a magazine cover or a motivational poster?

Then have the students take pictures of themselves with a digital camera and create their own for "Back To School" night?

This site may be blocked at your school, but is worthy of checking out from home. Students can write down the information they want in the pictures and the teacher or a volunteer can create the magazine or motivational image. These can be printed or added to a website very easily.

Have fun!


Alfred Thompson said...

You may want to take a look at There are a lot of interesting 3D picture sets there already but students could create their own as well.

Unknown said...

Nice way to make professional posters and magazine covers. I will check this out. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this great tip. i'm going to check it out.

SH said...

Thanks for reminding me about this wonderful site! I love your examples--they are really engaging!

John Evans said...

Hi Lee,

I share your enthusiasm for Flickr Toys. I've created a page on my wiki ( with some examples of curricular uses of the site and another called GlassGiant. You can pretty well guarantee teacher buy in when they can see the many uses of the tools on the site.


Lee Kolbert said...

@Alfred and @John
Awesome sites! Thanks for sharing those!