This summer we were chatting about our favourite digital tools on Twitter and sharing some tools we would like to explore this upcoming year. It seemed like the perfect topic for our first #peel21st blog hop. So here we are! Read on to learn more about my pick, Photo Editor by Aviary and don’t forget to check out the tools and blog posts linked at the bottom of the post.
I am a big fan of Instagram, maybe too big of a fan. So when I stumbled upon apps like Mextures and Word Swag this summer I was smitten. As I was visualizing favourite quotes and documenting learning in the AQ course, I was reflecting on the potential for the classroom. Knowing that we get many different devices in the classroom and free is best, I went in search for an app that would allow students to edit, alter and enhance their images and an app that was collecting dust on my iPad seemed like the best choice.
Photo Editor by Aviary is a free app with in app purchases, but you can make due with what is included for free. It is also available on most mobile platforms including Apple and Google Products. So whether you use the tool personally or have students use the tool, the possibilities are endless.
Aviary will allow you to bring in pictures from your picture library or camera. Once selected, you have a menu of tools to choose from along the bottom toolbar including the ability to crop, blur portions of your image or add stickers.
Once finished, the images will save to your picture library which means you can use the images in a variety of different apps.
Here is a quick overview that will walk you through:
Looking for something more, don’t forget to check out Snapseed!
Don’t forget to check out the other blog posts in our Blog Hop!
- Code.org by Erica Armstrong
- Puppet Pals by Debbie Axiak
- Scratch Jr. by James Cash
- Educreations by Matthew Oldridge
- Pocket by Greg Pearson
- IFTTT by Jason Richea
- NFB StopMo by Graham Whisen
- Notability by Phil Young