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Resources for Participants: Images with Text Workshop, ISTE 2016, Denver USA

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Thank you for your participation and energy today, everyone! What a great session.

Here are some of the resources I referred to, and the links to things you asked for in emails, etc.

The main ideas…
WordFoto and TypeDrawing in art-making

Apps to combine imagery and curate collections…
Pic Collage Combine images using freestyle or grid templates, add text and stickers, etc.
NOTE: The Pic Collage app is the ‘rough and ready’ app to bring text,imagery, etc together. Moldiv is a more powerful app for image combinations that need to remain high quality. Remember these JPEG files may be big, so you can change the size before exporting to the camera roll.
See more of the creative potential of these collage apps for storytelling, planning, teacher resources etc.

More apps…
Shadow Puppet Edu (free) To create narrated slideshow presentations
Skitch draw and annotate over images, etc
Book Creator – and the steps to collate collaborative digital books

Here is an incredible write-up about this session from Michael Main, Art, Educational Enlightenment and Inspiration, which covers the themes of this session so beautifully…

“We made some incredibly cool images during our hour together, Cathy’s deeper intent was for us to recognize that we can do tremendous things with our students through technology tools, especially when we start to breakdown the barriers schools tend to naturally generate. (In other words, to tell our students, “do,” when our initial reaction is to scream, “don’t!) Cathy even told us that the apps she had picked were ones a school would usually not select. One of them, MegaPhoto (a ridiculously large collection of selfie filters), would seem frighteningly frivolous to most educators, even those deeply committed to educational technology. Yet, Cathy rapidly showed us how effective it could be as a creation and creativity tool. And, while we were using it to generate some truly incredible images, her real hope was that we would see how the apps students already have on their own devices can be some of the best options for breaking education out of it continued twentieth century, teacher-centered mindset. By opening ourselves to apps and options like a MegaPhoto,our classrooms can become more engaging and more student-centered while also helping student tap their own innate potential and letting them see the miraculous things that are possible when they become more intentional and thoughtful in their decision-making.”

Check out all the cool things we made, shared and said during our time together by scrolling through the Storify collection from Twitter (below), and don’t forget to stay connected by following me there.


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