Here’s a web tool that may have many applications in education. Stained Glass collage allows the user to create a stained glass style picture using pictures from Flickr or pictures that you upload yourself. The program then creates a stained glass style collage of the pictures you selected. The user can choose what section of a picture to use, the size of that section, and orientation on the page. You can also choose the size and color of the borders and whether there is a border around the whole composition. Pictures can be in portrait as well as landscape mode
You can view the image as a whole and also each individual section. The sections are clickable and reveal the whole photo that was used to create that section. By clicking on the enlarge text at the bottom of a collage you can access a high resolution image. This image can be saved as usual. You can also create a zip archive of the image and an html image map for browsing the photos.
Here’s an example I created from some pictures from Wright Patterson Air Force Base when I toured it with my scout troop last year.
Potential Applications for Education
Students could use this tool to present pictures of subects that interest them. Perhaps a teacher could assign a topic and students
could find images online that illustrate the topic. What if students wrote poetry and created a collage for that poem. They could use that collage as a cover for a Photostory. They could then use the individual images and their own audio to create a unique photostory.
Note: This post originally appeared on my blog TechIceBreaker. This blog is currently inactive as I am exploring the NING networks. It also appears on the Art Snacks Ning Network