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Tools to Unleash Creativity: PicMonkey




PicMonkey is a free online photo-editing program that, in the words of its creators, is “made of win.” It’s hard to disagree with that assessment. PicMonkeys many editing tools make it possible to refine photos with professional quality. Not every tool is available with the free version, but plenty are. Also, tools come with helpful tutorials, so you can learn what you need, when you need it. Pictures can then be saved or shared in several ways.

Click Here To Go To The PicMonkey Site


Example Photo Edited in PicMonkey


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Resources to Get You Started

Ways to Use PicMonkey in Your Classroom

  1. Edit photos for class websites and blogs.
  2. Have students edit photos for presentations and publications.
  3. Have students create personalized avatars for web environments.
  4. Teach tone and mood in terms of visual literacy by having students experiment with changing the tone and mood of photos.
  5. Have students tell a story in photos that were edited in PicMonkey.
  6. Discuss the power of the media to revise history through image manipulation and have students manipulate images to change their meaning.
  7. Create motivational posters with PicMonkey.
  8. Create story and in-class writing prompts using PicMonkey.
  9. Have students create vocabulary flash cards using PicMonkey.
  10. Have students participate in a weekly photo challenge using PicMonkey.
  11. Create seasonal photos for bulletin boards and calendars using PicMonkey.
  12. Have students create name tags as part of an autobiography project.


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