View Full Version : Teaching a fun program at school

02-06-2013, 04:14 PM
and it's free!

I teach elementary school computers, grades 1-5. Unbelieveable how similar to photoshop this is. The kids are having a ball.

02-06-2013, 04:21 PM
I just downloaded the mobile version for my phone. How fun!

02-06-2013, 04:54 PM
Hmm, I'm definitely getting this on my phone, too!

02-06-2013, 05:02 PM
That is really cool!! Maybe I can finally stop using MS Word..LOL. Thanks for the link, Michi, I'll have to play around with it more later.

02-06-2013, 07:43 PM
That looks fun!

02-06-2013, 08:17 PM
Whoa!! I love the pencil sketchy and shading on it!! I'm gonna have to try it with my tablet!

02-06-2013, 09:12 PM
LOL that was super fun and distracting!! I made a super quick and cute snail! lol

02-06-2013, 09:29 PM
dumb question but what is it called for the phone app

02-06-2013, 09:30 PM
dumb question but what is it called for the phone app

Pixlr Express and Pixlr-o-Matic

02-06-2013, 09:36 PM
Cool, that is super handy! I just cleaned up some clipart I have on our school website, so now I don't have to do it tonight when I get home!

Thanks! :)

02-06-2013, 09:47 PM
Rachel, that is too cute!!

02-06-2013, 10:43 PM
Super cute Rachel!
How cool y'all have tried it. here is the link to the whole set of choices.

One little 'tricky" I discovered with the kids as kids just click...IF choosing any of the selection tools: wand, lasso, marquee...the darn ants will not go away with ctrl d.
Instead, have the selection tool open, and right click : deselect all

If wanting to add a photo- Layer > open image as layer from the menu

I'm going to try and snag a few the kids do just exploring and share them. Rachel, I'm showing the kids your drawing tomorrow.
1st grade used: pencil, eraser, brush, change colors, and we get to 4 and 5th started them with layers too.

02-06-2013, 11:53 PM
Oh I already had pixlr-o-matic which I love better than instagram, and I thought pixlr express was the right one so I just downloaded that as well. Thank you.

Pixlr Express and Pixlr-o-Matic