Scrapblog

June 13, 2008 at 11:38 am 6 comments

What is it? What does it do?

Scrapblog allows users to create scrapbooks by importing photos. The scrapbook pages look beautiful, just like regular scrapbook pages that someone might spend hours creating. On Scrapblog, you can simply drag and drop photographs into shapes and boarders. Users can choose a theme for each page or use blank pages. elements suchs as shapes, borders, transitions, and music can be added. It is very easy to use.

Wat are the infrastructure and technical requirements for this tool? An internet connection and your digital phots are all that is needed.

How can you use it effectively in instruction?

Scrapblog can be used in many of the same ways as PhotoStory. Students can create on-line scrapbooks of field trips, school projects, or special activities and send them to their parents or do class presentations. Students could also use Scrapblog to create scrapbooks of different periods in time, geographical regions, or settings from a story. Many classroom applications are possible.

What are the limitations and cautions related to use of this tool? Check the policy regarding posting students’ photographs. Make sure students did not opt-out.

What are the management considerations for this tool? It is very easy to use. Teachers will need to monitor students’ photographs, help them download photos on the computer, set up blog or projector for sharing.

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  • 1. gmdevos  |  June 13, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    This sounds like a fun tool to use after using the digital cameras. It would be very engaging for students to be able to create a scrapbook page for a science investigation or project! Sometimes it is just a matter of thinking outside of the “traditional” box. There are so many new, creative ways to share information within the classroom!

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  • 2. skbrown537  |  June 14, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I love to scrapbook in my sparetime. What a fun way for our students to collect and share memories of their school year or special events! I could see students using it after taking the digital cameras along on a class field trip. They could create an online scrapbook of the special day and share it with their family and friends!

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  • 3. vlockwood  |  June 14, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Oh my goodness! Another option to PhotoStory, which I like, is so wonderful in creating options. I think everyone appreciates options and this seems like an easy one with endless potential ideas. I will definitely explore the site and am particularly interested in learning about printing out completed projects. Thanks.
    Vicki

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  • 4. flofalatko  |  June 17, 2008 at 11:13 am

    When my son Doug was in third grade they created a scrapbook of the whole year. It was obviously a hard copy scrapbook, not so advanced back then. It was a wonderful way for him to keep his writing and memories together. It was an especially poignant year because is was the year of 9/11. The teacher did a wonderful job of having the children do all their writing assignments in the scrapbook. How great to be able to do it all through this online resource!

    Flo

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  • 5. jdunham  |  June 18, 2008 at 1:58 am

    I absolutely love this site- already emailed the link to my girlfriends!

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  • 6. dmorrison2  |  June 23, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    This sounds like something I want to look into especially with having grandchildren. I can also see how it could be used to create scrapbooks for students fieldtrip experiences as well.

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