Marking up and on photos provides so many opportunities and now is easier than ever. Check out these three different methods.
1) Go native: Markup
In Photos open an image and tap on Settings (three lines in top right) then tap on More (circle with three dots in middle right) and then MarkUp. You can draw and type to your heart's content. It even has a little zoom bubble!
2) Add an app: Skitch
Skitch is an annotation app that works with photos in addition to websites and other media forms. Just install from Self Service (Essential) and then enable in Photos. In Photos open an image and tap on Settings (three lines in top right) then tap on More (circle with three dots in middle right) and then tap on More (the white square with three dots) and turn Skitch on. Now select Skitch. You can zoom, add arrows and shapes, highlight, draw, AND pixilate (if you need to blur a face).
3) Work in an app: Showbie
Showbie is our workflow platform in the district and makes the share of "things" between teacher and student much easier. The teacher of a class can add a photo and send each kid their own copy to mark on, type, AND add voice notes too. No more work in emails! **Both Markup and Skitch can be used on an image that is then shared via Showbie**
US Copyright laws are complicated and hard to navigate and it isn't always clear when it is ok to use something even for educational purposes! This can present challenges for students when looking for images. I like to steer kids towards one of two options:
1) Take your own.
2) Use Public Domain and Creative Commons images! The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images and have made them free to use. This is great - if you happen to be looking for photographs of Ohio used cart lots in the 1930's. Another resource is a couple of clicks away when searching Google Images.