September 19, 2011

A Fair is a Veritable Smorgasbord... of Learning

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By: Lisa Johnson

As a local mom and tech junky, I felt the NB MOMS page would be a great joint venture for me to share the gift of learning while featuring the wonderful New Braunfels locale.

With the Comal County Fair quickly approaching, I decided to have it serve as the vehicle for my first official post. Being an app addict and blogger, I enjoy sharing new resources (especially free ones) with moms and educators alike. As we will be capturing fair and parade pics of our children and loved ones, it occurred to me that this could be a wonderful way to promote local events, share our favorite pics from the fair and parade, and leave with more than just a funnel cake stomach-ache. 

Thus, I am proposing a Funky Fair Pics Contest (see contest rules and tools below).

Funky Fair Pics Contest Rules!
  1. Snap your favorite Comal fair or parade pics of your kiddos:
    1. Use your phone and one of the cool free filter apps listed (or another app of your choosing) OR
    2. Snap pics with your own camera and create your fave filter effect with one of the free online tools listed (or another of your choosing)
  2. Submit them to:
    1. Include image as an attachment in the email.
    2. Include name of app or tool used as well as your name
    3. All submissions must be received by Monday October 3rd!
  3. All submissions will be entered in a drawing for a $25 iTunes gift card.
  4. The winner and my top 3 faves will be featured in the next blog post.

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Funky Fair Pics Contest Tools!

Apps for Photo Filters/Effects:
Online Tools with Photo Filters/Effects:

Snap away and get your tech on!

For those of you non iPhone users, check out these top 10 free Droid apps for photo filters


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  2. So far the tools of choice are:, pixlr, and picknik (all free online tools for photo filters).