PhotoPeach

Common Sense Media says

Slide-show creation made super simple, plus music.

Age(i)

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Quality(i)

 

Learning(i)

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Kids will feel proud of their snazzy slide shows and may want to share them with parents and friends.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

You get three levels of privacy with PhotoPeach: Public, Unlisted, and Invitation Required. Slide shows are unlisted by default, which is nice. You have to edit each one to make it visible to the public.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that PhotoPeach is a website for creating online photo slide shows, complete with captions and music. It's a fun, simple resource for kids, whether they're working on a research project or making a multimedia presentation. One issue: music selections can be chosen from YouTube, so kids may get distracted or find themselves perusing inappropriate content.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • presenting to others
  • storytelling
  • using supporting evidence

Arts

  • music
  • photography

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • strategy
  • applying information
  • collecting data

Creativity

  • making new creations
  • combining knowledge
  • innovation

Communication

  • presenting
  • conveying messages effectively
  • multiple forms of expression

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

For such a simple concept, PhotoPeach is pretty fun. It works smoothly, eliminating any frustration kids might run into. They'll love adding music to slideshows and seeing the end result.

Learning Approach

As they organize and select pictures for a slideshow, kids will think critically about how to present a particular subject matter. The final product can be pretty empowering, and kids can share slideshows through social media.

Support

Because PhotoPeach is so simple, kids shouldn't need much help navigating it. However, if they do, a pretty extensive FAQ section should answer any questions.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • presenting to others
  • storytelling
  • using supporting evidence

Arts

  • music
  • photography

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • strategy
  • applying information
  • collecting data

Creativity

  • making new creations
  • combining knowledge
  • innovation

Communication

  • presenting
  • conveying messages effectively
  • multiple forms of expression

Kids can learn how to put words and images together to give a lasting impression. They have to create a linear story and may learn some public-speaking skills if they end up presenting to a group. PhotoPeach gives kids experience in gathering information and organizing it visually and discovering the best way to share what they've found.

This Learning Rating review was written by Polly Conway

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What's it about?

PhotoPeach is an online slide-show creator kids can use to tell stories, organize photos, or create presentations. You can access photos from Facebook, Picasa, and your own computer, and PhotoPeach walks you through the creation process, showing you how to add captions and music.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

PhotoPeach is a perfectly simple little site that does just what it sets out to do: provide a place to create slide shows. Users only need to upload their media, and the resulting slide shows can look quite polished. It's great that you can choose any song from YouTube, but the video will play in a tiny corner of the screen. This means that if a kid wants to use a Nicki Minaj song as background music for a report on nuclear fission, attention may be divided. You may want your kids to stick to the less exciting (but still decent) preloaded songs.

Families can talk about...

  • With PhotoPeach, kids can create slide shows to share with the family. Whether it's about a recent trip or a favorite pet, the options for creation are wide-open. 

  • Tell kids about the original slide shows -- the ones that actually used slides. How do slide shows bring people together? What types of memories do people like to save and share?

Website details

Genre:Creating
Price:Free-$25/month
Pricing structure:Free, Paid

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About our rating system

  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging, great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging, good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging, good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging, okay learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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