For my final project, I’ve chosen PhotoPeach. PhotoPeach is a web application that lets you create cool slideshows with music. The service allows you to use personal photos from your online accounts (i.e. Flickr, Picasa, and Facebook) or computer, add music tracks from recorded selections or download from YouTube and then generate beautiful slideshows. And it’s FREE.
One of my schools this year, Irisburg Elementary, will be closed for good this month. As a tribute, I decided to use PhotoPeach to create and simultaneously demonstrate how easily a beautiful slideshow can be made and then shared…in my case on this blog, but also as an email.
As a teacher, Photopeach is an excellent way for you to share pictures of your students as they work in the classroom on various projects with their parents. A Twitter account can be created for your class and parents can follow your Tweets. The students can take turns tweeting, informing parents about class projects, special events, etc. and include a PhotoPeach slideshow. PhotoPeach is so student friendly that after a quick demo, the kids should be able to handle the process independently.
I have learned a wealth of Web 2.o info in this class! There were so many applications to choose from for this final project, but I wanted to pick one to share that I truly felt most any teacher, no matter their level of technology useage, would easily incorporate in their classroom.
Visit this site to see A Tribute to Irisburg Elementary School 2009-2010!