http://www.mixbook.comMixbookWhat is it?This is a web page where you can create a photo album. You can choose its design,background, add photos uploading them from your computer or selecting them fromsocial networks (facebook, twitter), include drawings or write a message under thephotographs.How to use it?1) First, press “Ctrl” and click on this link: Mixbook and select the option “Start aphoto album” at the right.2) Select a category related to the activity you have to develop in the photo album(E.g.: Travel photo books, Education photo book, etc).
3) Then, choose one of the covers. Be sure it is related to the category you havechosen.4) Select the format and the size. I suggest you do not change any of the options.Then, click on “start book”.
5) In order to save your work, the web page asks you to create an account. You haveto complete with your personal information and click on the “Get started” option.6) Click on “add photo” and you will look at the folders with your photos in youcomputer. Choose a photo you want to include in the album.
7) The photo you have selected will appear in the layout displayed on the screen.However, you can change it from the option “layouts” at the top left corner. You canalso change the color of the background if you click on the “background” option, oradd some images by clicking on the “stickers” icon. At the top right corner, you canwrite a message in the photo in the “add text” option.8) Pass on to the next slide so you repeat the procedure until you have completed theentire album with the photos you have selected. The back cover is the last slide.
9) Be sure to click on the option “save” at the top right and check all the slides beforeyou finish it (texts, sizes, colors, etc). You can edit later, though. Go back to youraccount and you will see your photo album finished. Select the “settings” option nextto your album and add further details.10) In the settings option you can enter a title to your album, write a description aboutthe photos you are going to upload and choose the category related to the photoalbum. Click on “save settings” and the web site will redirect you to your album to beseen.Why use it?http://www.mixbook.com is a great webpage to create a photo album. It is very easyto use and it provides the user with many options. It has many toolbars from whichyou can decorate all your photos. You can create albums for birthdays, holidays,Christmas, schools, and more. Have fun creating your own albums and decoratingyour photos!Here’s an embed code to a phrase I created. Take a look at it!
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2) Once you have completed the information required and written your story, youclick on the “generate “option which is below the story you have created and you willappreciate your newspaper.
3) Click on “download your image” which is at the bottom of your newspaper and youwill see a large icon at the bottom left where you have to click to see it.
4) Finally, the picture will be displayed on your screen and you can save it or print it. Now, to save it you must do the following: a) Look for the “ImprPant” button in your keyboard to create a screenshot of your newspaper. b) Open the program “Paint”. c) Click on the right button of your mouse and select the option “paste”. d) Select the whole newspaper, click on the right button of your mouse, option “copy”. Then open a new “paint” document and paste it. e) Then save the whole document.Why use it?http://www.fodey.com is a nice webpage to create a real newspaper. It is very easy touse and it provides the user a tool to practice how to narrate a story and to developwriting skills. This tool is a simple, fun and fast way of creating stories. Enjoy usingit!
www.reasonablyclever.comAvatar MakerWhat is it?This is a web page where you can create your own avatar. You can create anycharacter using the different tools that this page provides. You can choose amongmany options such as the shape of the eyes, its color, mouth, eyebrows, body, arms,legs, objects. It’s a tool where you can have lots of fun.How to use it?1) First press “Ctrl” and click on this link: Avatar Maker
2) You will see the basic avatar and you can start creating yours. Start by clicking onthe orange arrows. You can choose the hair style, its color or to place an accessory onit by clicking on the black arrows. In order to apply your selection, click on the greenarrow. If you want to change it, click on the “undo” option which is next to youravatar or if you do not want to apply the actual option in your avatar select the option“none” which is at the left. Continue changing your avatar’s style by clicking on theorange arrow again.3) Now you will be able to change the head’s color. Continue by clicking on theorange arrow.
4) Next, you can choose the eyes’ shape and its color. Click on the green arrow and goon to the following option.5) Select its eyebrows’ style. Click on the green arrow and continue.
6) Then, you can add glasses to your avatar. Click on the green arrow and continue.7) You can add it a beard as well. If you want to select one click on the green arrowand continue.
8) Choose a type of mouth. Click on the green arrow and continue.9) Choose a body for your avatar. You have two different color toolbars to change itor you can also add text depending on the option you choose. Click on the green arrowand continue.
10) Change its right arm. Click on the green arrow and continue.11) Change its left arm. Click on the green arrow and continue.
12) Choose its right hand color. Click on the green arrow and continue.13) You can add an object for the right hand and change its color too. Click on thegreen arrow and continue.
14) Choose its left hand color. Click on the green arrow and continue.15) You can add an object for the left hand and change its color too. Click on thegreen arrow and continue.
16) Choose the hip style and change its color too. Click on the green arrow andcontinue.17) Choose its legs and change its color too. Click on the green arrow and continue.
18) If you wish you can add a cape and change its color too. Click on the green arrowand continue.19) Add neckwear and change its color too. Click on the green arrow and continue.
20) Choose a background for your avatar and change its color too. Click on the greenarrow and continue. Finally, you have created your own avatar. Now, to save it youmust do the following: f) Look for the “ImprPant” button in your keyboard to create a screenshot of your avatar. g) Open the program “Paint”. h) Click on the right button of your mouse and select the option “paste”. i) Select the whole avatar, click on the right button of your mouse, option “copy”. Then open a new “paint” document and paste it. j) Then save the whole document.Why use it?http://www.reasonablyclever.com is a useful and easy webpage to create funnyavatar characters. You can create normal people and superheroes too. It takes littletime to create them and there is a huge variety of options to create many of them. Youwill enjoy this tool!
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comic MakerWhat is it?This is a web page where you can create a comic. You can choose characters andcreate a conversation between them by adding text into the speech bubbles. You willbe able to use all the options displayed for the characters and for the setting of thescene.How to use it?1) First, press “Ctrl” and click on the following link: Comic Maker Click on the “enter here” option and start creating your comic strip.
2) Choose a name for your comic and write it in the box at the top of the page. Youcan also write your name in the box next to it. Then, select a character. To visualize allof them you have to move the red arrow to the right. The character will appear in thewindow at the left. If you click on the arrows below it the character’s feelings willchange. You click on the character in this window and it will appear in the first panel.3) You can flip the character’s profile by clicking on the “flip” option and then youhave to click on the character. If you want you can move the character’s image byclicking on the “move” option. To erase one of the changes you have done, click onthe “delete” option. You can also add objects and scenes. They will appear in the samewindow mentioned before so you can repeat the procedure explained above. You canalso move it or flip it. The “bring to front” option allows you to place a character or anobject in the front of another one to have a better visualization of it. Add charactersand whatever you want to include into the following panels to create a comic.
4) Decide how many panels you will need, click on the “panel choices” option andselect the most suitable for your comic. Choose the background colors by clicking onthe panel and then on the color selected. Now, you must write the dialogues bychoosing talk balloons or thoughts balloons. Click on one of them and all the optionswill appear. Change them by clicking on the red arrows below it. Select a bubbleaccording to how many words you need to write. Click on it and it will appear in thepanel for you to write the text. Take spelling into account. Repeat the same procedurefor all the panels. 5) Once you have finished your comic strip, click on the print/email” option at the top left corner. Be sure to check the comic in order to make any necessary changes (option 1). Click on the “go back and edit” option. Then, you can print it (option 2) or sent it to yourself and to a friend by email after you have completed all the information required (option 3).
If you do not like any of the previous options, you can save it by following theseinstructions: a) Look for the “ImprPant” button in your keyboard to create a screenshot of your comic. b) Open the program “Paint”. c) Click on the right button of your mouse and select the option “paste”. d) Select the whole comic strip, click on the right button of your mouse, option “copy”. Then open a new “paint” document and paste it. e) Then save the whole document. You will get this:Here’s a picture of a comic I created myself! Take a look at it!Why use it?http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/ is a simple, fast and useful webpage to createshort comic strips. You are able to add characters, settings for the scene and objectsfrom a great variety of options. You can practice story narration, spelling or any otherwriting tool.