Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Geotagging

Now this is exciting- if you have a flikr account you can geotag your photos- i.e. place them on a flag on a map location. Great eh?



After spending some time messing about with Beebots, I thought we could use these like we used to use Barnaby Bear in Key Stage 1 Geography. Remember that activity where we took shots of a teddy in random global locations? Some schools did this better than others, some had some very dodgy fluffy toys while other excelled with a raft of worldwide locations and a high quality bear. Anyway I am on a tangent here..



So, if we take picture of our Beebot, upload them to Flickr then geotag the photos- we can show kids a map of Beebot's travels and create stories as to why he might be in all of these diverse places.



Have a look at the map below and search in the tag search for "Beebot"


















Click here to visit the map- there are only two Beebot tags so far

How do I geotag?

Watch this screencast from Flickr about how it's done

2 comments:

Two Whizzy said...

Thanks for your very positive comments about my blog and would be more than happy for you to highlight my blog in yours. I Really enjoyed your BeeBot photostory, will be developing a control unit with year 2 next term, and it would be interesting to see how wemight use your story as a starting or jumping off point if that is OK?

Anthony Evans said...

By all means but I hope I can update my photosotry before then as the voice is a little quiet!!

I hope you can take some snaps of the Beebot and upload them to flickr.