Humans of all ages thrive on learning. For children and adults everywhere existence is enriched by education. Was your favorite class in school English? Do you have a passion for poetry that you can’t help but share with those around you? If you answered yes to either of these questions than ImageChef‘s Visual Poetry App is just the tool to express your poetic impulses. While this versatile App has many uses, today we are going to explore how Visual Poetry can be used as a vehicle to teach Concrete Poetry to students of all ages.
Never heard of Concrete Poetry? Don’t fret, we’re more than happy to explain. Concrete Poetry is poetry in which the meaning of the poem is portrayed in a visual manner. For example, if you are writing a poem about a duck and your adjectives reference flying and wings, you could launch the Visual Poetry App to transform your poem into the shape of a duck, allowing the form the words take to be synonymous with your poem’s message. In the above example famous poet John Masefield’s verse The Wild Duck takes on the shape of a duck. For Concrete Poetry beginners good suggestions for content could be favorite animals or foods. Creating your own Concrete Poem using ImageChef’s Visual Poetry App is easy as 1,2,3…
1. The first step to creating your Concrete Poem in Visual Poetry is to choose the shape which best correlates to the poem’s content, for instance for the rhyme Star Light, Star Bright you can choose a star as your jumping off point.
2. Next check the Visual Poetry App’s library of shapes to see if the shape you would like to use is already there, if it’s not you can use our paintbrush tool to draw your shape with your finger. We selected a star shape to match our poem’s subject.
3. Then type in the verses that you would like to include in your Concrete Poem by clicking the bar beside the quill and ink icon. Once you have entered your text click the check mark to save. Voila! The next screen should display your finished Concrete poem. Now you can share the poem with your class, or your friends via social media. You could even print it out and hang it on your fridge.
Now it’s time to try it for yourself or with your favorite student or class! Remember, the Visual Poetry App is also a great tool to assist educators in teaching poetry. Download the Visual Poetry App today to start getting poetic. Already crazy for ImageChef’s Visual Poetry App? You could also try the Visual Poetry tool on the ImageChef website to satisfy your cravings for prose: http://www.imagechef.com/ic/poem/
Download Visual Poetry for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/visual-poetry-word-collage/id364299857?mt=8
What’s the best kind of party? A Halloween party! October is for ghosts and ghouls and breaking all the rules, and our partners at CyberLink are leading the trend. To ensure that Halloween 2014 will be the best ever they’re hosting a spectacular Halloween celebration complete with a trifecta of eerie App greatness: Seasonal updates to the YouCam Makeup and YouCam Perfect Apps, and a contest and costume party that will knock your orange and black striped socks off!
Will your makeup be glam or ghoulish this All Hallows Eve? This Halloween YouCam Makeup is taking guesswork out of the picture by allowing you to try on many costume perfect makeup treatments free of charge! Download the app and upload your photo to see whether you should be a Spider or Cleopatra, a Pumpkin or Poison Ivy. Say ‘bon voyage’ to that expensive makeup artist and get your perfect look with YouCam Makeup‘s digital cosmetic kit in the palm of your hand!
You ‘Trick or Treated’ and CyberLink delivered by adding the best tricks and treats imaginable to their YouCam Perfect App. You can get in the Halloween spirit by creating a photo collage of previous year’s costumes in one of these newly released photo frames, or you can share your photos from this year’s festivities on November 1st. Whatever the case this eerie update will have you saying ‘Boo!’ before you know it.
And last but not least… As you shake out your perfect costume with YouCam Makeup, and share your Halloween successes with YouCam Perfect‘s new photo frames, make sure to save your most BOO-tiful creations and submit them to CyberLink’s YouCam Makeup Sweepstakes for a chance to win an iPhone 6! To join our Halloween party tag your masterpieces #YouCam4Fun #YouCamPerfect #YouCamMakeup #Halloween on Twitter or Instagram and enter this spooky sweepstakes.
Join our Halloween Party, or Get our Spooky App Updates Today:
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Last month we explored the elements that make a ‘cOoL World‘ in our ImageChef Group Spotlight. This month we’re continuing our journey around the planet with a group that values aesthetics in their most lovely form, feast your eyes on our Group Spotlight for October 2014: Bεαutιfuℓ Wσяℓd✿!
Moderated by one of our favorite ImageChef creative spirits кιяα♥нσpε the Bεαutιfuℓ Wσяℓd✿ group is filled to the brim with insightful wisdom such as this gem: “LIVE in the Sunshine, SWIM the sea and JUST have FUN!”
Are you passionate about the arts? Having enthusiasm for your career or hobby can make the world a warmer more beautiful place. ImageChef artist FloreciithaH added remix celebrating her art of choice photography to the Bεαutιfuℓ Wσяℓd✿ collection.
Living playfully by dressing up in costumes is another contributor to an already Bεαutιfuℓ Wσяℓd✿. With Halloween just around the corner, it’s only natural that we’re smitten with this remix suggesting you act like a cat!
Enjoying your favorite foods and sweet treats is definitely a beautiful experience. ImageChef artist ♡αℓɪcɪα enjoys ice cream the most!
What do you think makes for a Bεαutιfuℓ Wσяℓd✿? Join the Bεαutιfuℓ Wσяℓd✿ group today to share your ideas and inspirations with the ImageChef community.
Join the Bεαutιfuℓ Wσяℓd✿ Group by clicking here!
Happy Tuesday! Ready to add a little excitement to your week? Our partners at CyberLink just released PowerDirector 13 and PhotoDirector 6! ImageChef artists are going to adore these updated editions of CyberLink’s sweet video and photo go-to solutions, which can take your creations to the next level.
PhotoDirector 6 supports 100 new camera models and lenses, faster processing speeds, and more!
The equally impressive PowerDirector 13 series introduces a suite of more than 100 dynamic design tools and effects that users can adapt to their specific creative needs, including uniquely customizable transition, video and audio effects.
Both softwares integrate the amazing new CyberLink Cloud service which provides an easy way for users to backup and share their creative projects and templates.
Head over to CyberLink’s Director Suite 3 page to snag these programs and take your creativity to great new heights: bit.ly/1ygqgtA
Or download a trial version of each software to test out the new features!
PhotoDirector 6 Trial: bit.ly/1oVcnJO
PowerDirector 13 Trial: bit.ly/1uK5NZb