As geographers, Priory Geography love heading out into the field. It;s the time of year when we run our mock controlled fieldwork assessment with Year 10, heading down to Barton on Sea, Highcliffe and Hurst Castle Spit.
One key way of capturing and presenting data from the field is the good old photograph. These are often worked up in the classroom into annotated photographs / diagrams and field sketches. The problem though, especially with lower ability students, is capturing the relevant information in the field. Of course, voice recorders (Dictaphones) have been around for a good while now, and these have been used effectively in the past. However, Fotobabble allows students to annotate images in the field using one of the department’s iPhones or one of their own mobile devices.
I like Fotobabble as it doesn't require an internet connection to capture data. Although the sharing has proven a little tricky, we have been able to capture images. We have three more trips to the coast and we also plan to work up a virtual tour for revision purposes and for absent students to catch up.
As you can see, it’s possible to embed the finished articles.
The interface is easy to use also. Nice.