For the summer, I have decided to use my Tuesday and Thursday posts to reblog some of my favorite posts that some of my readers may have missed the first time around. Although this iApp is not free, I think that it is one of the few that is well worth the cost for classroom use. There are so many applications for it that allow for very creative uses. Since this post, another project that we did was to import a picture of “Scream” by Edvard Munch, and have the students apply their deepest fears to the picture.
WordFoto is an iApp ($1.99) with a lot of potential for creative minds. The app allows the user to either take a picture or load a photo from the device’s Photo Gallery. Once loaded, the designer can then crop the picture if necessary. The main appeal, however, is adding words to the picture. There are sets of words already provided, or a creative mind can provide his or her own. You can also choose the style by selecting from different themes or creating your own. In addition, there are some fine-tuning tools to tweak things a bit more. Below you will find an example of an original photo by one of my 4th graders, and her interpretation using WordFoto.
Thanks to Laura Moore, who first brought this app to my attention in her blog! Be sure to check out her post for ideas on how to use WordFoto in the classroom.