Now, we don’t spend tons of time staring at our home screens- some days we barely see them at all. However, even a quick glance at a great wallpaper can turn on a smile or inspire a creative spark.
Selena and I are not only responsible for making our own desktops shine, but also those of the 30+ computers in our labs. Past experience proves that if I want to get students thinking about a topic or concept – customizing the wallpaper on my lab computers is a great starting point. For example, my 7th graders are currently working on SketchUp projects where they imagine new learning spaces. The wallpaper on my lab computers? Images reflecting modern architecture, rooftop gardens and LEED certified structures.
The trouble is, where to find great wallpaper? There are tons of sites out there where you can download wallpaper. But, finding great wallpaper that is appropriate for classroom use can be tricky and can be a time drain.
At DENvice, we are all about sharing our resources. We’d thought that we would share out some of our favorite places for finding great wallpaper (for personal and classroom use). Here they are….
Selena counts on Pimp My Desktop, an app for iOS and Android devices.
Here are my go-to sites:
Simple Desktops showcases wallpapers with clean, simple and smart design. (One of my very favorite websites, ever.)
Inkdryer Creative has a project called The Daily Wallpaper which is another fantastic place to find wallpaper with clean and innovative design.
Designer Desktops from Design Milk
Photography contest winners from Smithsonian.com
Wallpapers from World and Humanitarian photographer David deChemin