Friday, October 7, 2016
Using Aviary for class
Aviary allows the user to upload an image and pull it into a graphic window to do all sorts of different things, such as filters, fades, specific focal points, and even memes. It's very easy to use.
Being a foreign language teacher, I envision using Aviary as a tool in my classroom. I can see students writing memes in the target language and submitting them as an assignment or an exit slip. It's a different way to present something learned to the teacher or even to classmates.
I think it could help with prompting as well. Wouldn't it be interesting to have a photo edited in Aviary available in black and white and ask the kids to write a description about the colors and what the image would look like in color? Aviary allows for that to happen with the numerous filters.
I found this site to be very simple to use and I was able to get around it without a lot of need for help. I understood what I was doing.
It's worth a shot, and since it's free, it's even a little better.