Make A Picture Gallery
Before you can upload a picture you must take a picture with a digital camera. If you don't have a digital camera, you can also use your cell phone or borrow one from a friend or contact your teacher or nearest community coordinator. Before you take and upload a picture think about what you want to show to everyone else on awarenet. Keep in mind that all your pictures will be public to everyone on awarenet, to other learners whom you know, whom you might not know, and your teachers. There is no possibility to show your picture to only a selected group of learners.
Once you have decided to publish one or several pictures, you must first download them onto the computer to a convenient place that you will be able to find again. Then you must create a new gallery. To create a new gallery go to the pictures main page. In the side column you will find a box called "Create New Gallery". Click on the + to open the box. Then, you must type a title for your gallery into the text field and click on the little ">>" button.
On the next page you have to describe your gallery in words. What does your gallery show, who are the people, what is the event, where were the pictures taken and why? You can edit your text with the little icons on top of the text field. Then you can click on the "Save" button to save the text before you actually upload your pictures.
The next step is to actually upload the pictures. In case you have saved your text, you must click on the little  link under the descriptive text of your gallery. On the right corner you will find the box "Attachments". To upload a picture click on the "Attach files" button. You can either drag and drop your picture to the cross or switch to basic uploader, browse through your files and select the picture that you want to upload. After selecting, you click on the "Upload" button. After uploading you can insert your picture into the text field using 'drag and drop'. To choose the different image sizes thumbnail, width300, or content width you can click on the "Attach media button". You will find the little icon on top of the text field. Then, you must click save.
You can edit the title, caption, license, attribution, and source URL by clicking on the image title or on the picture itself. Add your information into the appropriate text fields and click save. You can change the order of your pictures by clicking on the little [move to the top] link under your picture. You can delete a picture by clicking on the little [delete] link under your picture. Then, you must click save again to see your gallery with all the changes.
You can also download a picture from the Internet into your gallery. Make sure that you are allowed to use the schools Internet connection, so that you do not use up restricted Internet quota. Further, make sure that you are allowed to download the picture. Some pictures are not freely licensed which means that you have to pay to use them.
To download a picture you have to type the picture's url into the text field in the same box where you can also upload pictures. Then, you must click on the "Download" button. After that, you can treat that image in the same way as the uploaded images. Don't forget to click save.
You can view all your existing galleries by clicking on "Pictures" in the submenu. If you click on "Pictures" in the main menu, you can view all images on awarenet. You can browse through galleries by clicking on "All Galleries" in the submenu. You can have them sorted by different categories by clicking on the appropriate link above or below the galleries, e.g. [title] [creator] [school] [number of images] [creation date]. When you click on a specific gallery you can use the navigation in the side column to enlarge single pictures in the gallery. You will be able to read who has created that gallery and what other galleries were created by the same author. Further, you can leave a comment on a picture for the creator of the gallery. Simply click on a specific image and scroll down to leave a comment as you would on someone else's wall.
Using blogs to create a slide show.
1. Log into awarenet. Always make sure that your photo galleries are tagged so that when you type in the tag you are searching for, it appears.
2. To create a slide show in a blog position you cursor as to were you want your slide show to be created.
3. Go to Post Body and look for a green block and click on it.
4. Search media will appear, then click on it.
5. Type in the tag you are searching for in the photo gallery.
8. Once the photo gallery you searched for with the tag appears click under the image gallery for the slide to be added to your blog.
9. Click save
Using projects to create slide show
1.log in to awarenet. Click on projects where you want to add a slide show.
2. Click on add section in the project
3. And follow the same procedure as before:
4.Go toPost Body and look for a green block,click on it and
Search media will appear, then click on it.
5.Type in the tag your are searching for in the photo gallery.
6.Once the photo gallery you searched for with the tag appears, click under the image gallery for the slide to be added to your project.
7.Click on add section
1.Click on a picture in the photo gallery you would like to scribble on.
2.Then look for the Scribble option below the picture and click on it.
3.The scribble function will open up and you can use the tools above and left of the picture.
4. If you want to undo or reverse the action simply go to the History option above the picture and select the "original" or the previous step/action you want to return to.
4.Click on the Blue disc on the right hand side to save the scribbled picture.
5.To find your scribbled picture, go to your gallery on your profile, under my sketches.