Thursday, May 22, 2008

Inspiration: Mobile Photo Storytelling


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I have been a bit obsessed with CNN's iReporters. While browsing the site, I noticed that they are creating photo "themes" and asking for story submissions. Here is an example called Flower Power, where they ask citizens to take a photo of a "flower" and tell a story from the photo. This caused me to think about students, mobiles, and storytelling. Students could use their photo enabled cell phones (hard to find a cell phone without the ability to capture photographs) in order to take an image, and text message (or narrate via audio) a story about their image. All the images could be collected into a particular site, such as a blog, so they can be displayed, comments could be added, or stories could be extended. For example, a math teacher studying geometry, could ask students to take images of geometric shapes they find in the real world and text message or audio message a short story about the shape, how they stumbled upon the shape, or any other relevant fact. I made an example above using Utterz to post from my cell phone. Although Flickr would also be a great option, since there are lots of slide shows that couple with a Flickr images.

1 comment:

Toni Twiss said...

Hi!

I really like these ideas for using photos to stimulate writing concepts.

Have you been to the Flickr group 5 Frames. It is a similar concept except 5 photos are submitted. The group has quite an educational following and is one I will be using via mobile with students.

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