Saturday, April 16, 2011

Photo Peach: Slideshows made easy - real easy

I was introduced to Photo Peach at a TechTrain conference (EARCOS) that I attended in Bangkok a couple of months ago. We were asked to take photos of shapes and put together a slideshow with a math theme. One of the templates allows you to make a quiz which would be great for teachers who want to use it as an interactive way to check comprehension. I used it to add some photos that I took from a family trip to Bali.

     The thing I really like about this site is that it is so easy to use. My son's grade 2 teacher had them using the program to do a project and our Librarian has been using it to get students to generate book reviews which she puts on the library homepage. At the end of the Photo Peach that you create, users are asked to leave a comment. This is a really great tool because it actually adds the comments to the end of the presentation.

      This got me thinking that it would be great to have display screens in the library which play book reviews that students make themselves and which allow other students to add their own comments and reviews as well at the end of each review. It allows students to creatively express their opinions of what they read and then allow others to also comment on the book within the presentation. A really fun tool and one with lots of creative uses in education.

Below is the Photo Peach I made from my vacation photos. It was literally put together in about five minutes.  Please feel free to leave your own comments at the end. You can also check the Photo Peach blog for more examples.

Images and Sounds of Bali on PhotoPeach

     Here are some more videos from Youtube: