Here’s my 3rd ds106 assignment!! It’s my second assignment with an image but please bare with me…I love using images!! 😀
Are you looking for an engaging computer-related activity or project for your students? Regardless of the grade or subject area in which you teach, I think I have an idea that you will find both stimulating as well as educationally relevant.
It is said that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Your challenge is to enhance a famous quotation by superimposing it on an appropriate “Creative Commons” licensed image and to give proper credit.
Detailed lesson steps, together with supporting web sites, samples, and activity handouts are available on by blog at: http://life-long-learners.com/image-with-a-message/
Take care & keep smiling 🙂
First, I went to google to look for a quote to use for this assignment. I found a nice site with many different kinds of quotes and I chose Dr. Seuss’
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
Then I went to flickr to look for an image that goes well with this quote. Since I wanted something that seemed innocent and cute, I chose this image:
Then, like I did last time, I went to Picnik to do the editing. I chose Picnik again because I wanted to try it out on my own this time.
I uploaded the picture and put an effect on the picture. This time, I chose Orton-ish.
When I saw this effect on the image, I really liked it but the brightness. Therefore, I chose to bring the brightness up to 75%.
That looks a lot better, doesn’t it?? 🙂
Moving on to the quotation…
First, I thought of putting the whole quotation at the bottom in one line. However, when I did that, it looked really boring. Therefore, I split the sentence up to “Don’t cry because it’s over,” and “smile because it happened.” When I put the word on to the image, the white didn’t work so well with the text and the image. Since the word “it’s over” is in the sentence, I thought of coloring the text dark purple because that represented the sad image of the text.
Then the second part of the sentence, “smile because it happened.”, since there’s the word “smile” in the sentence, I instantly thought of the color yellow; just because its a bright and fun color. Also, since I thought the last part of the sentence was the most important amongst the two parts, I made it bigger than the first half.
By doing this assignment, it allowed me to challenge myself by using a new photo editing site on my own. Also, I had fun going through flickr and looking for the perfect image for this assignment.
Well, here’s the finished product 🙂