What is it?Digital Scrapbooking Why scrapbooking?! Another form of capturing and ! People taking many photos preserving your memories quickly and easily gives the using graphics and/or photo opportunity to display and editing programs to design share in new and diﬀerent ways. your pages. ! Preserves memories in a less expensive, faster, easily shareable format with many features. ! Storage on CDs and/or DVDs easier to maintain.
It’s Been Around For AwhilePhoto Journaling (yearbooks) = Digital Scrapbooking So, digital scrapbooking is the crea<on of a photo journal using tools such as a digital camera, scanner, computer, and image-‐edi<ng programs.
Curriculum-Based Scrapbooking ProjectsRequire the use of reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, as well as thedevelopment of visual literacy and basic technology skills. Explore any topic!! Reflective Learning! Timeline for an Event! Writing Styles! Class Field Trip! Favorite Piece of Literature! Posters/Flyers for School Events! Historical Event! A to Z Alphabet Book! School and/or Class Milestones! Documenting an Event
More Projects• Make up a list of categories; most • Create a photo map or guidebooks: talka<ve, funniest, and so on. Poll What are the important landmarks in classmates to ﬁnd the winners, then your neighborhood? Create a map or take pictures, and make them up into guidebook illustrated with photographs a yearbook. Include photos of that show things a visitor should not important school events. Start early. miss. • Tell a Story by taking a series of • Nature Hunt: What are the animals and photos that tell a story. Can the story plants of your neighborhood or school be told en<rely without words? campus? Can you capture them with • Is there a spot in your neighborhood your camera? that tells what life is like there? Can • Metamorphosis: How do things change you take pictures that capture that over <me and how quickly do they life? Think about what happens at change? Find something in the class or that spot at diﬀerent <mes of the outside that you expect to change. It day. could be a caterpillar, a ﬂower bud, or a • Weather Watch: How many diﬀerent tree. Figure out how quickly it is going kinds of weather can you to change, then take pictures at regular photograph? You could start with intervals to show this change. sun, rain and fog.
More Projects• Students can incorporate photos into • Younger students can take pictures of one reports and mul<-‐media presenta<ons. another and use them in All About Me They can also edit photos to create all kinds of art. pieces at the beginning of the year. They • Some districts have their students include photos from ﬁeld trips, photos of create a design for mouse pads to sell teachers, special ac<vi<es, and of course, as a technology fund raiser. Students the kids themselves. Teachers put this can embellish photos of themselves for collec<on on CDs to give to parents at the the mouse pads. • Use photos on the school website, Its a end of the school year. way for parents to be more a part of • More ideas on Educa<on World their childs day, and its nice for rela<ves who may not live near the child to feel more connected. • Encourage teachers to use the cameras with their students to adopt a sec<on of our campus and keep a photographic record of the seasonal change.
Student Favorites! BFF – A student favorite, this project allows for lots of creativity.! Family History! Personal Journaling! End-of-Year Friendship Book! Personalized Cards
Teacher ProjectsBack-to-School to End-of-YearScrapbook! Take pics from the first day of school to the last day.! Create scrapbook pages.! Pages saved as images and used in videos.
Digital Image FormatsJPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is the default seing for most digitalcameras. The format is compressed and file is fairly small. Will loose pixels when savedeach time.TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) is the best choice for scanned images. Take up morespace than JPEGs but are not lossy (won’t loose pixels). Best option for scrapbooking.GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) files are for online use where size is of primaryconcern. Limited color choices and high compression. Not really appropriate for digitalscrapbooking. PNG (Portable Network Graphic) files were created in response to limitations with theGIF format. PNG images cannot be animated like GIF images. PNG files are lossless,which means that they do not lose quality during editing.
Planning and Prep! Decide on theme or tone.! Gather all images.! A storyboard can be used to write a draft of any text items you will be using.! Create a layout for each page. This can be sketched.
Working with Images• Use photos taken by you or students• Use photos taken by parents• Use photos taken by someone else (Remember Copyright) – Pics4Learning – FreeFoto – PD Photo – Photohome• Use clip-art – Open Clip Art Library – Public Domain Clip Art – Clker.com – MorgueFile
Working with Images• Scan photos and objects to create digital images. – Any object that fits in the scan bed can be scanned.(patches, ribbons, awards) – Scan souvenirs and mementos that relate to your theme like in the example shown here.
Working with ImagesNo Photoshop, no problem! In place of Photoshop, you can use PicMonkey or Pixlr.These are free online photo editing sites. Pixlr is a favorite since it can be used in avariety of formats. Use in a web browser or download the Android or iOS app foryour device.! Pixlr - Also available as an iOS and Android app.! PicMonkey - Click here to view video tutorial.! BeFunky touts snazzy filters and image eﬀects.! Creative Kit allows you to crop, rotate, change exposure and edit other features of pictures you have uploaded. Formerly known as Picnik.! iPiccy has tons of tools for simple online photo edits and very similar to the once known Picnik.! Sumo Paint like Photoshop oﬀers many of the photo editing giants useful tools.! Pixlr Express is the basic version of Pixlr, which has a more advanced online photo editor with tools similar to Photoshop.! Thumba oﬀers all the basic photo edit necessities.
Working with TextBe aware of a potential problem called font substitution.This occurs when someone opens a file that was created bysomeone else and the file uses a font that is not on theperson’s computer.
Tips for Building a Page! You can always add or take away anything before saving the page (slide) as an image.! You can put more than one picture per page. (collage)! Don’t get stuck puing everything in the middle. Move things around and angle in diﬀerent directions.! Make sure your color choice and design fit the theme or tone of your page.
PowerPoint for Digital ScrapbookingPowerPoint + Backgrounds +Graphics + Pics + Imagination = Digital ScrapbookAdvantages: ! Great for beginners and younger students. ! We already have PowerPoint so no new software is needed. ! Slides can be used to create scrapbook pages. ! Set slides to any size. ! Clip-art readily available. ! Can insert graphics, sounds, and video. ! Rotate, crop, and adjust pics. ! PowerPoint is cross platform running on both PCs and Macs. ! Can animate pics and embellishments.
PowerPoint for Digital ScrapbookingDisadvantages: ! Printing quality is considered low but gets the job done. ! Not as many options and features. ! Doesn’t create layers, but you can move images forward or backwards creating a layered look.
My Favorite Freebie Sites! hp://freedigitalscrapbooking.com/! hp://www.pixelscrapper.com/! hp://www.scrapbookflair.com/ (will save as a PSD file)