Picasa. This is another Google tool that is free and very easy to use. I logged into my Google account, clicked on More...Even More and scrolled down to Picasa. There is a part that you install on the computer and another part that sits in my Google Account. I decide if I want to upload a photo or an album to the web to share with others. It is a great way to organize school photos for a website.
I uploaded the file into Picasa when I was uploading all the photos on the SD card. Picasa automatically put all the photos into a folder with the date. I could easily change the name of the album if I like, but I left it with the date because that made sense to me.
Because the photos are now uploaded into my Picasa web album, it is really easy to insert into my blog. When I am editing my post in Blogger, I click on the insert image icon, click on "From Picasa Web Albums", and I just had to find the photo in my Picasa Dropbox. How simple is that?
We use Google Apps for Education at school, so I always have to check to see if the same features are available at school. I was thrilled to find that Picasa Web Albums is there under under More....Photos. Tomorrow, I will test it out with one of my student's accounts. That would be really slick for sharing field trip photos and class project photos on our website.
How do you use photos for education? What other free and easy tools are out there? Please add a comment to share with others who read this blog.