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eLCC: Making Assignments Visual: PicMonkey

Why Use PicMonkey?

PicMonkey is a free, web-based tool that allows you to enhance and edit photos, as well as create original designs with images and text.  Incorporating PicMonkey into your assignments does the following:

  • Allows students to practice communicating in a "visual shorthand".
  • Creates an opportunity for deeper engagement with course concepts and assignments.
  • Utilizes students' higher-order cognitive skills like analysis, conceptualizing, and synthesizing.
  • Helps achieve a paperless classroom.

Freeware

 


 

Assignment Ideas & Examples

Logo Design:
Infographic elements
Student business or organization logo
Re-brand a corporation or city


Photo Editing as part of Professional Networking:
Linked In, resume, or portfolio (professional identity)
Journal or blog enhancement
Introduction to the class in LMS
 

 

 


 

 


Digital Postcard:
Pinterest
Literaure or History postcards
Psychology


Photo Collage:
Journalistic accompaniment
Visual evidence of theory or trend
Mathematical concept in every day life