Thursday, April 28, 2011

PhotoSynth

This is my new favourite Web 2 tool. It is an opportunity to get the students into a real situation, to get a feel for an environment or to feel as though they are interacting with the buildings, landscape or archeological site. This is a tool that takes a series of photographs and stitches them together to create a virtual room or scene. There are so many Photosynth already created that you can easily embed into your own blog or class website. The history teacher at our school was super impressed with the different Photosynths of Rome. She will be using them to give her ancient history class an insight into the scale and detail of many of the major building left around the old town centre.

I can think of so many ways to use this with my students.

  • virtual art gallery tours
  • online historical buildings excursions
  • battle sites from history
  • street tours of famous villages or towns
  • archeological dig sites tours
These Photosynth could even be used for classroom tours for parents or even school tours on your website.

The best thing about these options is they give me the impetus to revisit some of my favourite places to create my Photosynth. It also make me extremely aware of how I present my own classroom and how that







2 comments:

  1. Really enjoying your blog. Are you on twitter? Keep up the good work.

    Ben
    @engaginged

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  2. The history teacher at our school swtor credits was super impressed with the different Photosynths of Rome. She will be using them to give her ancient history class an insight into the scale and detail of many of the major building left around wizardry gold the old town centre.

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