Images in Learning

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When: Tuesday, June 11th 4-5pm,  Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your timezone

About this session: “An image is worth a 1000 words!” With this in mind, how can digital images be used for learning. What impact has technology on the use of images for learning? This will be an unconference style presentation where participants will share on some of the following topics:

  • favourite technology for capturing images and its impact for the classroom
  • different properties of digital images ie jpg, tiff, png etc and best sizes for storing images
  • tips and hints for using, uploading images online
  • favourite tools for editing images
  • sites to store images and favourite sites to share images
  • creative commons
  • suggestions of where to find copyright free images
  • and more

Please join us, learn and share with us. If you cannot join us, what responses could you provide on any of the above topics? Please add as a comment below.

Here is the link to the recording of this session. Please note that this webinar will be recorded.

Using Images Online

This was an unconference session where participants contributed meaningful conversations and discussions, shared knowledge, asked questions and came up with a wonderful number of links and suggestions. See the recording. It was great having the global mix in the room. Thank you everyone!

From the busier than ever chatroom came the following urls and key points:-

  • Listen to Susan Patrick from iNacol about global perspectives on future ed trends with online learning. See the events  
  • Pirate Pad is the same as typewith.me as both use etherpad: – online open pads for discussing and brainstorming

From @Peggy George Earth Be sure to join in the castathon on Earth Day   24 hours of fantastic sessions online and free

This Thursday is paperless day. Please join in.

Jenny Lucca’s cybersafety presentations

@Sue Wyatt gave these links for image sources

 Blog post re adding images in posts

30 applications for photo editing online 

From our USA counterparts “discovery streaming but I love it for images!”

Suggested file name extensions approprate for online use:- jpg, png

Editing images:-

Suggested sizes for

  • avatars 97×97 pixels for avatars
  • adding images to blog posts 500 x375 pixels,

Pearls of wisdom from @Peggy George

  1. you really need to convert your photos and not just change the extension.
  2. I always save my images large because they can always be downsized but you can’t upsize them and keep the quality
  3. many sites limit you to 40k for uploading

@SueWyatt I set the camera to standard size which will print at a half A4 page or postcard size

Online albums flick, wix.com, shutterfly.com

Good article from Sue Waters in the edulogger on  how not to have problems uploading photos and images.

 Participants added their ideas to the elluminate whiteboard and here is the presentation of those screen dumps.