A. Instruction - 6.7
B. Design - 8.8
C. Engagement - 10
FotoJect: A Website for Photo Creation & Editing
Summary : Making and Editing Photos at a Professional Level
FotoJet is a website that allows users to create and edit collages and infographics. To begin, users must launch the website and then choose the Collage, Design, or Edit option, which are located on the top left of the screen. The “Collage” and “Design” options allow users to first select a premade template for their work, and the templates are organized by themes that include: Creative/Classic Collage, Misc., Photo Card, Classic, and Social Media Header/Post. Once users select a template, the website loads a work area where users are presented with additional templates they can select. Users can scroll through these options, and click the different templates. As the templates are clicked, the website loads them on the work screen, where users can select its different elements (e.g., text, images, etc.) and modify them using a pop-up menu that appears after clicking on an element. In addition, users can click the option on both the right and left side of the work area to add pictures and clipart, insert text, and modify background colors. As users add different elements to their collage or design, they can continually edit them until they are satisfied. When ready, users can click the “Save” button to save their work to the computer, the “Share” button to share their work over social media, or the “Print” button to create a hardcopy. Returning to the main screen, users can tap the “Edit” button to import a picture from their computer and then modify/enhance it using the tools in this website. Specially, users are able to click “Edit” and “Effect” buttons to change the picture’s color settings, the “Text” and “Clipart” options lets words and images to be added to their picture, and the “Overlay” and “Frame” features let users add effects on and around the picture. When ready, users can click the save, share, or print their picture the same way as when making a collage or design.
- After reading a text, teachers can have students use this website to create an image representative of a key event, idea, theme, or person from the text. When finished, students can then post their image to a class website, where their classmates can view it and post a response.
- When assigning students a research project, teachers can also have them create an image for it using this website that can be used as a visual aid during a presentation.
- After reading about a person or character, teachers can require students to create a magazine cover for that individual. When creating the cover, students will have to include text, images, and a style that is representative of the person or character. When finished, teachers can have students explain, either verbally or in writing, why the cover represents the person.
- For a historical event, teachers can have students use this website to create a fictional invitation to it. For example, the invitation could be for the Gettysburg Address, the fall of the Berlin Wall, or the opening of the Panama Canal. Students can find multiple options for this assignment by choosing the “Design” option and then viewing the “Invitations” that a preloaded into it.
- For a creative assignment, teachers can present students with a random photo and have a class contest to see who can edit the photo so it is most “eye-popping” while still be recognizable. When students have finished creating their photos, they can print them out and display them around the room. Students can then vote for the most “eye-popping” photo. To develop students critique skills, teachers can require them to write a paragraph that is attached to their vote that explains why they are, in fact, voting for the image.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|