Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Search Pictures in 3D

Sometimes I find web applications that are really cool, but I can't think of a specific in-classroom use for them. PicLens is one of these applications. I've held off on sharing it because I can't think of a specific in-classroom use for it, but now that Tekzilla has produced a video about PicLens, I'll share it with you. In short, PicLens is one really cool application that everyone should try out if for no other reason than it will "wow" your students and make them think you're the cool technology teacher. PicLens is a browser extension that allows users to search and display images in a 3D panorama. PicLens is available for Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer.

The video below gives a short explanation of the PicLens service.