Using Picnik in the Classroom to
Develop Student Creativity
(u05a2) Online Presentation
Assignment (due Tue)
Jewish Immigrants on Ellis Island
The picture on the left is the original picture from Discovery Education.
The picture on the right was modified using Picnik. In this case I used a
new camera effect to alter the look of the photo. I also added text and
enhanced it using a blend mode and color. The final adjustment I made
was to add a frame.
• Standard 1:
– Creativity and Innovation
• Students apply existing knowledge to generate new
ideas, products or processes.
• Standard 2:
– Communication and Collaboration
• Students interact, collaborate, and publish with peers
employing a variety of different environments and
Once again this is the original photograph For this picture I used an effect called
taken from Discovery Education. panography. I adjusted it using a camera effect
1960’s. I then added the text effect difference.
• Allowing students to interact and manipulate
media is essential for them to engage in
various historical examinations.
• Picnik allows the student to connect with
history as well as to put their personal touch
on that history
Here a duo-tone color scheme was used. A Polaroid
Original photograph chosen because it shows the effect as well as Animal font were also added to the
everyday experience of many recent immigrants. photo.
• First the color was changed. Next, the film
grain was altered. The before and after effect
was added and finally a label was added.
Original photo of residents of
Cinemascope was applied as was a Chinatown in the early 20th century.
postage stamp frame.
• Picnik can be used in any subject area
• It easy use friendly
• Picnik is free
• Picnik allows students to work with personal
• Students can create collages and scrapbooks