New Features for '09 Include The Following:

* Faces: Digital Face Recognition

* Places: Geotagging Photo Locations

* New Slide Show Themes

Reasons for Using i-Photo in Education:
  • Quick import, editing and organization all in one spot
  • Organize photos in a number of ways--by events, by location, by individual/face, by photo album
  • Quick and fast slide shows using music that can be exported as movie files
  • Classroom books, calendars and cards that can be used for classroom projects in a variety of curricular areas
  • Resize pictures for use in projects without learning another application
  • Create visual imagery for today's 21st Century Learners
  • Ease of use featuring the ability to drag and drop pictures into the application
Educational Uses
  • Classroom Books: primary ABC Books, All About Me Books, Published writings, etc.
  • Digital Storytelling: use audio from i-Tunes and photos from i-Photo for student multimedia presentations
  • Synch pictures with an i-pod to create "21st Century Flash Cards"
  • GPS location for pictures--Geographically place pictures of the seven wonders of the world, etc.
  • Faces: Quickly create a slide show for Stars of the Week, featured individuals (historic, political, etc.)
  • Cards for poetry writings
  • Images for writing prompts
  • Historical image sorting: Photos of the presidents, locations (Rome, Italy, Nebraska, Texas) that correlate with studies.
  • Images/clip art for seasonal themes (for use in Newsletters, handouts, etc.)


Teaching Ideas, Samples, Resources

Events In one of the sessions, someone asked for steps on creating a new event or separating pictures that were in one event into another event. Here are the steps to create a new event from pictures in an existing one:

  • Open the event with the pictures/photos/clip art you want to break into separate events.
  • Select the pictures (shift and click to select the pictures) from the event
  • From the EVENTS menu in the top menu bar select "Create Event"
  • A new event will be created with the selected photos.
  • ***Note, you can also flag pictures and create events from flagged photos.