Picnik is absolutely one of my favorite online tech tools. It’s a photo editor and so much more. Mostly, though, it’s incredibly easy to use, and it is free…unless of course you want the premium service. If you just need to resize and crop a little, or even if you need to overlay some text on an image, but you lack the time or inclination to use a complicated photo editor, this is for you.
It offers simple ways to send photos on to Flickr, Facebook, and other popular sites, and the ease of use means even the most rank amateur can photo blog or at least photo share. If you plan to do any kind of photography projects with students, and you aren’t teaching graphics design, this one’s a must.