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  • WEB 2.0 Tools Implications for Elementary Art bill grabowski
    • The recent emergence of Web 2.0 has empowered all phases of education with tools which are:
    • User friendly
    • Inexpensive
    • Applicable to all levels of teachings
  • Curricula links to Art
    • Students in grades 4 and 5 study histories of America as well as Europe. Important connections can be forged by creating a Legacy series which guides students to research family ancestry and heritage by eliciting personal family recollections and vintage photos.
    • Students will be engaged to create an online permanent record of their Legacy.
  • The following tools will be used:
    • www.amiglia.com
    • Create a family facebook- a visual record of those of signicance in a child’s life http://www.amiglia.com/intro/tourFacebook.htm
    • Create an interactive family tree where photos are linked to a personal profile
  • Try: minishowcase to display student artwork http://minishowcase.frwrd.net/
    • minishowcase is a small and simple php/javascript online photo gallery, powered by AJAX that allows you to easily show your images online, without complex databases or coding, allowing to have an up-and-running gallery in a few minutes minishowcase is a small and simple php/javascript online photo gallery, powered by AJAX that allows you to easily show your images online, without complex databases or coding, allowing to have an up-and-running gallery in a few minutes
    • Some features include: New interface: easier at-a-glance thumbnail navigation and a clean layout.
    • Simple galleries: just upload a folder full of images to your /galleries/ folder and voilá you have a new gallery!
    • Lightbox view: Images can be viewed in a lightbox way, easier and more precise, with a convenient integrated thumbnail menu.
    • Languages: set your gallery in French, Italian or Spanish. Set it to select the user's local language (if available). Translate it to your own language!
    • Permanent URLs: now you can share your galleries and images with friends and acquaintances. Just copy the permalink for a gallery or an image, and email it to them!
    • Automatic thumbnails: you don't have to worry anymore about creating your images' thumbnails. Let minishowcase take care of it
    • Added viewing features: Configurable timed slideshow.
  • To enable students to inexpensively edit their photos consider:
    • Phixr – an online photo editor
    • http://www.phixr.com/
    • - this tool easily enables kids to:
    • Equalize color
    • Control saturation and hue
    • Remove noise
    • Sharpen
    • Create montage effects
    • Remove red-eye
  • Student assignments should include:
    • Family montage
    • Digital self-portrait
    • ‘ Aged’ self- portrait
    • Heritage podcasts
    • ‘ politcal’ cartoons
    • Dream explorations
    • More to follow…..
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