Showing posts with label aviary education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label aviary education. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Put an Image Editor in Your Website

Aviary, a free image editing and sound editing service that I've featured on Free Technology for Teachers a number of times in the past, recently launched a free image editing tool that you can put into your own website. Aviary's HTML5 Photo Editor can be embedded into your own website.

After learning about the Aviary HTML5 editor from Larry Ferlazzo, I gave it a quick test. While I was able to get to operate correctly in demonstration mode, I couldn't quite get it right on my blog. I'm sure that's a result of something I'm doing incorrectly rather than an issue with Aviary. I'll continue tweaking it and post proper directions when I get it right. In the meantime, you can see what my demo looked like below.














Applications for Education
Aviary's new HTML5 Photo Editor could be a great resource to add to a school or classroom website. Students could edit their images on the same site that they frequent for assignments and information about their classes.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
GooEdit - Image Editing in Google Chrome
7 Places & Ways to Find Copyright-friendly Images

Friday, July 2, 2010

Get Priority Access to the Aviary Education Beta

Last Saturday I wrote about the launch of Aviary Education. As a thank you to me and to you Aviary has given me a priority access code to give to you. If you really want to be one of the first teachers to try Aviary Education sign up for the beta here and enter the code FreeTeach4Techers01. The code won't give you instant access, but it will move you to the top of the list. Please only use the code if you are a classroom teacher that truly plans to try Aviary Education with your students.

Applications for Education
Here's what I wrote last week about using Aviary's products with students.

This year my students used Aviary's Myna sound editor to make sound tracks for mini-documentary videos they made about the expansion of US borders during the 19th century. Roc is a relatively new offering from Aviary that will allow anyone to create music tracks. You can then take those Roc tracks and mix them with voice tracks in Myna to create an outstanding original sound track for a podcast or video.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Aviary for Education Launches in Beta

Over the last year Aviary's suite of tools has become one of my favorite free resources on the web. This week Aviary took another step up the ranks of my list of favorite free tools. This week Aviary launched, in beta, Aviary Education. Aviary Education will give teachers and students access to Aviary's image editor, music creator, vector editor, and sound mixing service. Aviary Education will allow teachers to manage student accounts, give assignments, and messages all students at once within a private environment. Aviary Education is in beta and you do have to apply and be approved to use the new service. When you apply you do need to provide you school email address as well as the name and location of your school.

You can read about Aviary's sound mixer Myna here. You can read about Aviary's music creator Roc here. In the slideshow below you will see how to use Aviary Roc.


If you're a Google Apps for Education school, you can add all of Aviary's services to your Google Apps. Read about how to do that here.

Applications for Education
This year my students used Aviary's Myna sound editor to make sound tracks for mini-documentary videos they made about the expansion of US borders during the 19th century. Roc is a relatively new offering from Aviary that will allow anyone to create music tracks. You can then take those Roc tracks and mix them with voice tracks in Myna to create an outstanding original sound track for a podcast or video.

The image editing tools offered by Aviary are great free, web-based, alternatives to the offerings of Photoshop.


Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
How to Use YouTube's New Video Editor
Free Guide - Making Videos on the Web
Five Ways Students Can Build Multimedia Timelines