August 22, 2006

Zooomr - great for digital stories

Going through gazillions of tagged honeymoon photos I was loathe to delete some. Yes, that one of the Leaning Tower of Pisa was just a bit more closeup than the previous pic, but they tell a story, show a detail I thought was important.

Zooomrlogo210 Zooomr is a tool which, with its new updates, allows you to embed one photo within another and zoom in. Once zooming in you are presented with the detail. You could, conceivably keep on doing this to take people on a virtual tour or to reveal the interiors of buildings à la x-ray vision.

Kids using this tool would need to storyboard their photos quite a bit in advance so as not to miss out closeups or inside shots they wanted to embed as one of these 'portal pictures', but that's all part of the learning experience.

Check out this video to see how it works:

Via Techcrunch.

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This is brilliant Ewan,

I agree it would lend itself very well to a tour of a house or town.

I've been looking at a number of different sites for making slideshows including recording narrations and adding transitions such as:

http://www.slidestory.com/
http://www.slideroll.com
http://www.slide.com
http://www.picturecloud.com
http://www.bubblesnaps.com
http://www.pimpampum.net/toys
http://www.bubbleshare.com
http://flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
http://www.filmloop.com

I've posted examples of some of the slideshows you can make on my blog at the following links (scroll down to the bottom of each post)

http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2006/06/heinemann_hear_.html (you should hear some music with this one, when you press play)

http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2006/06/little_britain_.html

http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2006/07/tes_ict_blog_ic.html (I've not included audio on this one)

Best wishes

Joe

Integrating ICT into the MFL classroom - www.joedale.typepad.com

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