Friday, June 19, 2009

Thing 6

Whew...the actual article explaining 'mashups' on Wiki was alittle beyond me. Well, it was way beyond me by the time I started reading about APIs. But some of the 'mashups' I checked out were pretty cool. Loved Mappr! It would be so cool to create a map and place vacation photos on the map showing every place we've (the family) gone (but I think I read something about Mappr not using Flickr image anymore.) Retievr was way cool and has the makings of becoming a cool poster tool...I may work on that for my Language Arts classes. I usually have them make a mosaic of sorts using magazine photos and images to represent who they are as individuals. Hopefully, they grasp the idea of symbolism by the end of the activity. I would be cool to do it with photos on Retrievr. Definitely need to spend some more time playing with these.


  1. Yes all of this can be overwhelming and 'whew' is a feeling you many experience more along this journey. Sounds like you have already come up with a great project for you LA students.

  2. I also had a lot of fun with Retrievr. I like your idea for the mosaic to teach symbolism

  3. This was the first time I had tried to make a mosaic using a website. It was fun looking for photographs to illustrate my theme. I didn't try Retrievr... I will have to try it out since it seems to be a good site.