Friday, June 8, 2007

Photoblogging from your Cell Phone

Blogger has a nice feature that has been around for over a year now. It is mobile blogging. It allows anyone to create a Photoblog from their cell phone without having a blogger account! While Flickr, Bubbleshare, and other web2.0 resources allow you to post images from your cell, you first have to create an account before you are able to post. Blogger lets you post immediately. And it is so easy! Here is how...
1) take a picture with your cell
2) send it to go@blogger.com
3) you will receive a text message with the URL of your new Photoblog!

If you continue to send images from your cell phone, they will also be posted on the same Photoblog. One of the best ways to use Photoblogging in learning would be for field trips. Since the students are away from computers on field trips, you can still easily document the student learning by creating a Photoblog. Younger students can use the teacher's cell phone or parent volunteer's cell phones to take pictures of what they are learning (for example a trip to the zoo, taking pictures of animals). Older students can use their own cell phones to document their experiences. Once the students are back in the classroom, they can login to their blogs and add text/narration to support the images.

1 comment:

CMS said...

I really like the idea that you don't have to create an account to post pictures. I have been to some sites that I wanted to use a picture, but it had to be a url link to the picture (I couldn't just upload it from my computer). So I ended up making an account with photobucket, which I only used that one time. I am glad I came across this site. Thanks for posting this article.
Phil M.
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