Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tried It Tuesday - Be Funky Photo Editor Chromebook App

Its my first time this summer joining Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried It Tuesday.

Recently I've found out more about apps available when working in Chrome.
I attended a technology workshop in our district during the first week of summer break, and discovered some really cool apps that can be found by searching the Chrome app store.

This week I'll walk you through an easy and fun photo editing app called BeFunky.

This is what the app looks like once you've added it to your Google collection.
It's FREE!

Once you open the app it's easy to download your photos to edit them.
The app walks you through the process with clear instructions.

Once you have selected a photo, there are MANY options for modifying the photo.
You can add edit the photo, add frames, text, funny touch-ups, effects, graphics, and more!

I added a heart overlay to the picture on this one.
This Chrome app was suggested to teachers so they could have students use it in the classroom, but I've had fun using the app to create photos for my blog and TpT products.

You can find more info about the app here:
BeFunky Photo Editor
Be sure to follow my blog for more apps found in Chrome that I will be blogging about soon.

What have you tried lately?  Add it to Holly's Tried It Tuesday linky!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Monday Made-It - Insect Inquiry Unit and More

It's July and I've finally got my summer *stuff* together enough to join Tara for a Monday Made-It!

First up, I did a little Fourth of July decorating.

The stars are from Target, the mirror is from Hobby Lobby, the Home Sweet Home sign is from Shopko, and I made the straw star.  I just tied three straws together with a clear wire and tied a red polka dot ribbon around the middle. 

Do you get those e-mails from Shutterfly with various free offers?
Well, I've gotten free labels, cards, and now I made a luggage tag!
No - I am not going to Vegas, but I do have a trip to Pittsburgh planned for the weekend.

The flowers were from a picture I took, and on the back of the luggage tag is another sunset photo I took, along with my name and address.
I only paid for shipping, which was about $5.00.
I was out of town in June when it was Makeover Madness week, so I caught up on a makeover today.
I used the website called pixabay.com to get the photo image (for free)!
This was my first TpT project, and it was due for an update.

The Insect Inquiry Unit includes a research project, bingo game, and related books and iPad apps.
It is only $3.00, and you can find it in my TpT store.

Head over to Tara's sight to check out all the Monday Made-Its!