Fotobabble – Talking Photos
Fotobabble is a site which combines audio recordings with still imagery to create a new way for students to reflect and demonstrate comprehension. The concept is pretty simple: upload a photo to their website, use your computer’s microphone to record your thoughts, reflection, or comments, save, and then share your ‘talking photo’ via email, embed into a blog or wiki, or post to a social networking service. There is also a Fotobabble iOS App (FREE) that will allow students to creating talking photos on-the-go.
NOTE: An account with email address is required to use this service. An account is free and there are no storage limitations on how big or how many projects can be created at this time.
- Have students record their reflections based on historical photos from events in our history.
- Have students take (or better yet, make) pictures from literature they are reading in class and bring the character or scene to life.
- Technology continues to provide us with more diverse ways to allow students to demonstrate comprehension and understanding. This site is another such tool that might be worth adding to your digital toolbox.
My thanks to FreeTech4Teachers for sharing this site and for Stewart Whitney for pointing out the companion iOS App.