I have been playing around with the Photosynth App for iPhone while bimbling around Hengistbury Head with Year 10 on fieldwork. The app allows the user to upload the photosynths to Bing Maps. You can view the ones created this week here. Hopefully the resource will be useful for others out there.
This will be used to recap the visit with each class. The geographers amongst you will notice some classic learning points such as the amount of beach material either side of groynes etc. The panoramas are not perfect, but good enough for the purpose. Each took around 2-3 minutes to shoot, which isn’t a huge amount of time considering that the iPhone app then stitches the results automatically.
These will be used as part of a lesson that I hope to share tomorrow, but so far I like the photosynth app as:
- It’s quick to use in the field
- Produces acceptable results – we don’t want to win prizes, just create teaching resources
- Free (if you already have access to an iPhone)
You can still help Year 10 with their GCSE Controlled Assessment!