The last two years I have taught a media club for my students after school. I always start with Gimp. Gimp has so many incredible capabilities. Funny enough – I grew up using Gimp – so when I wanted to start this media club I knew immediately that this was the software I needed. GIMP is open-sourced – which means it is free and everyone in the world can use it.
- Edit pictures
- Create pictures
- Design signs or word art
- Personal Favorite: Create animations – because GIMP has layers – I have found this to capture student interest.
You can access GIMP by clicking here.
Unfortunately GIMP is not web-based – which means that you would have to talk to your district about getting it installed on the computers. It’s not large software though – and it is open-source. This is great because students can practice the skills they learn at home.