Good morning all!
Missed posting yesterday – so sorry – I’ll explain why in tomorrow’s blog! :)
Today’s featured site, http://www.piclits.com/, comes to us by way of Diigo user Angela Maiers, who blogs over at http://www.angelamaiers.com/. I tagged the site following one of her Twitter postings that day, knowing I’d want to share it, but it’s taken this long to get to it!
http://www.piclits.com/ is the creation of Terry Freidlander, a California-based entrepreneur and true child of the 60s. His site is a super simple, visually powerful, completely free tool that lets you combine beautiful photographs with text, creating amazing personal art. Here’s a screenshot:
Choose a picture, drag-and-drop some words (or enter your own), and presto … visual poetry that goes way beyond words on a page!
I’d show you the cool one I came up with using the photo above, but after tweaking it for about 10 minutes, I decided to click ‘blog or share’ forgetting I’d not set up my account first, and my work was lost when I pressed ‘BACK’. D’OH! Hate it when that happens. :/ So remember to create your account before you start working! Here’s a neat one I found in the gallery:
See the full PicLit at PicLits.com
Honestly, folks, this to me is the essence of Web 2.0 – free, simple to use tools that amplify student creativity and self-expression. It doesn’t get any better! Start dreaming up some ways to get this going in your classroom, then, get out of the way! :)
Hope this helps!