Photos for the holidays and the classroom

One of the great things about holidays is the photos we take to remind us of our adventures. I took these at the Werribee Open Plain Zoo and enhanced them with PhotoFunia

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Photographs to document learning, reflection or for more creative pursuits  are very powerful. A picture is after all, worth a 1000 words. So here are a couple of sites  that you could try over the break – add to your memories and build your “toolbox” to use with your class this year.

PhotoFunia

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This is a fantastic site that lets you enhance your photos by adding them into other scenes. A lot of fun and I could see many classroom applications especially in publishing. My favourites are the Billboard and Museum effects.

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Another site for editing and enhancing your photos but these effects are more subtle.

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Lots of possibilities with this site as it lets you turn your photos into “cartoon” style images with a variety of effects.

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This site is like a free online “Photo Booth”. You can take pictures with your webcam using a variety of frames and filters.