Many teachers run graphics units as part of KS3 and KS4 to teach students the skills required to use different graphics applications. However, no matter how confident my students were with using said package, whenever they wanted to resize a picture for a piece of work either they seemed to have forgotten that the application existed or they just couldn’t be bothered to use it (their words, not mine).
I came across an excellent web tool today that I think students would ‘be bothered’ to use. In literally a few seconds they can upload an image, resize it, change the outline and even add drop shadows. They then save the edited image and insert it into their work – it really couldn’t be any more simple.