Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Teaching with Tech: Photo's on Windows

If you are a Windows user, and I know there are a couple of you out there, you may wonder how to take care of your digital photos.  It can be really easy!

There are several tools that will allow you to manage and work with photos, especially photos that you may be using in your teaching situation.  Microsoft actually provides some excellent ones that you may find helpful.  If you are a WindowsLive user, or in other words, if you have ever had and used a Hotmail, MSN or Live email, you can access these products.  Even if never had a Hotmail account, you can create one and still use the services.

The first step is to download the WindowsLive tools: http://www.windowslive.com/Desktop This set of desktop tools includes something called WindowsLive Photo Gallery.  Photo Gallery allows you to organize, tag, and edit photos on your desktop computer.  When you are sorting and organizing lots of photos that you may use to teach multiple concepts, this can be a real life saver.  It takes a little bit of time to learn, but luckily there are tutorials to help. One of the nice features is that Photo Gallery integrates with the Windows Live Web tools so you can share your photos easily.

So grab your camera, shoot some pics and organize it all easily with a tool you may already have!

Bonus Link: Learn about all the Windows Live tools here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/windows-live

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