Adding Photos and Images (Preview)

Explanation

While text is a great way to communicate, images are what make the web popular and will draw people to look at your page. The eye will nearly always go to an image first before it goes to text.  This is likely because back in the caveman days, the nerd that read all those stone tablets instead of looking for the lion that was sneaking up on him, was eaten.

But I digress.

There are many, many options for how to display an image on your WordPress page.  There are also a ton of plugins  that support image creation and display.  It might be a little early to talk about plugins right now;  you will get to know them more later.

As teachers, we love to post images of things happening around the school, places we have been or activities in our classrooms.

Frustration Alert

Photos and websites are a bit of a pain sometimes. There are all different kinds of sizes and shapes.  Thumbnails can look weird  or maybe the photo will get turned the wrong direction. It can be hard to edit photos as well.  Your photo skills will get better over time.  In the beginning you may just want to stick with adding a single image and using the photo gallery.  Turn up the heat and do more as you start to see yourself improve!

AssignmentAssignment

  • Login to your WordPress account
  • Create a new post where we can test all the types of photos we will want to add
  • Upload at least three different photos to your site
  • Insert a single photo using three different sizes
    1. Full size
    2. Medium size
    3. Thumbnail
  • Create an image gallery and insert it into this same page
  • In the comments section below, leave a brief response (for or against) this statement: “Images and visuals are one of the primary ways for us to communicate information now.  We need to take a step back from the text and think more about the visual.”
    1. If you have done so already, consider getting your own Gravatar. This will enable a picture of some sort to be next to any comment you make on this website and many, many others around the web. Interested? Try it out here.
  • Open a Word or Pages document. Write a short reflection on the power, joy or frustration you felt going visual with images.
    • Upload your file below.

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Bennie

Mar 17, 2016 by bwrawson

“Images and visuals are one of the primary ways for us to communicate information now. We need to take a step back from the text and think more about the visual.”

Yes I agree in general with this statement. I believe, like most people, that a picture is worth a thousand words. Why not? Maybe it's worth many more time that. You can not know how much information might be brought forth in the mind of the onlooker. With the right media and a few well placed words a message can become more; a picture, movie or piece of art take on meaning. It has been powerful throughout history. Why not take it to the next level with the touch of a button or a screen? Maybe even bring the text more into context with the visual. Just some thoughts.

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