Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Picture on the Fly Challenge!

Recently I posted about the Film on the Fly video challenge. It works by logging into the Film on the Fly homepage and signing up with your mobile phone number. On a designated day you receive a text message with an "assignment" to film on your cell phone. I love this idea! What a great way to engage students in "real time" learning. It can extend concepts and ideas in school-based learning to the real world outside of the classroom. The only problem with this challenge is that some students cannot use video recording on their cell phone. Therefore I am going to start a Picture on the Fly challenge. On April 28th I will send out a text message with a topic for a picture. Then you can take the picture with your cell phone and text it to the address given in the message. The photos will automatically show up in a slideshow on my blog and we will vote for the best representation of the topic! I am using Textmarks to send the text messages and Flickr mobile to house the pictures. Anyone is welcome to participate!


To SIGN UP for our challenge
Send a New Text Message to:
41411
In Message Type: picfly

8 comments:

Techyturner said...

I'm in!

Hiram Cuevas said...

Liz,

What a great idea!!! I'm in too.

BTW, I recently used Poll Everywhere after reading about via your tweet in my class and the boys loved it.

Ms. Pederson, California, USA said...

Hi Liz,

I'm introducing this to my students right now. Can you give us an idea of what type of message they might receive? Will it be just one word, or an open sentence? Will it be a concept?

Thx.

Liz Kolb said...

Mrs. Pederson
Thrilled! It will be a short sentence such as...
"Send a picture that best describes what the word peace means to you."

Teach42 said...

Signed up and looking forward to it!

Chris Webb said...

I like your project idea, and I think, like your reference to the previous video project, this one can serve to ..."engage students in "real time" learning. It can extend concepts and ideas in school-based learning to the real world outside of the classroom." I signed up.

Suz_q said...

:( not available outside US. I was looking forward to this one too
cheers
Suz

Jesmi said...

I like your project idea, and I think, like your reference to the previous video project, this one can serve to ..."engage students in "real time" learning.

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