Sunday, August 16, 2009
Picnik is a free photo editing website. It's an easy way on the Web to fix underexposed photos, remove red-eye, or apply effects to your photos. Picnik allows you to edit photos using a great range of editing tools such as auto-fix, exposure, colours and red eye. Throughout this editing journey you are also able to personalise by rotating, cropping and sharpening your photos. Once this is done text and frames can be added to your photos.
As Picnik does to store your photos, the site has been setup in conjunction with several applications such as Flicker and Facebook, once you have finished editing your photos you are able to upload them on to these websites straight away.
ICT's would be a great way to incorporate this application into classroom as with the increasing use of technology in all aspects of society makes confident, creative and productive use of ICT an essential skill for life. Being capable to use ICT's allows not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques, but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning. By using Picnik as the learning resource in the classroom the teacher would be scaffolding instructions and procedures on how to use the learning tool. The students are then able to take their knowledge and use in everyday life.
The national strategies, The importance of Information Communication Technology, 2009, viewed on 17 August 2009. http://www.nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/secondary/secondaryframeworks/ictframework
Photography, Picnik what is it and how does it work?, 2009, Viewed on 17 August 2009. http://kaylee-photography.blogspot.com/2009/01/picnik-what-is-it-and-how-does-it-work.html