Thursday, February 21, 2008

Radar: Share, Comment, and Blog videos and pics via Cell

While searching the Internet I stumbled onto a site called Radar. I've had it bookmarked for a couple of weeks and just now decided to take a look. Wow! I wish I had known about this site sooner. It is a free mobile video and photo sharing site, very similar to Flickr mobile, except with videos and excellent privacy options, and you can share and comment on media via cell phones (no need to every log on to the Internet--although there are web alternatives for commenting and uploading). Radar also has a blog feature, so you can photoblog right from your cell phone. Also, Radar does not seem to have any advertising (great for schools)!

In the past I have written about different ways to use photoblogging for learning. But one of my new favorite ways has to be mobile journalism. Radar is a great option for this because you can post both photos and videos of live events to the web (your Radar blog) and simultaneously you can send them to subscribers cell phones. Just like on CNN (my favorite news site) where readers can comment, subscribers to a radar feed (Radar calls them friends) can also comment on the images and videos. Additionally you can subscribe to channels (other people who have Radar accounts). This could be helpful if you are doing a group project outside of the classroom and would like to document the videos and images in one general location. Therefore you can keep track of how every group member is contributing to the group project.

Radar would also be a great resource for mobile scavenger hunts, since students could document their "artifacts" with either images or videos and they could designate that the media is sent to the public class Radar blog or private space in Radar.


Anonymous said...

Cool story you got here. I'd like to read a bit more about that theme. The only thing it would also be great to see here is a photo of some blocker.

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