Friday, November 8, 2013

Stipple - Create and Search for Interactive Images

Stipple is a new service that allows you to create interactive images. The service launched in closed beta during the summer. Since the summer Stipple has left beta and has added a free iPhone app for creating interactive images on the go. Using Stipple you can upload an image and tag it with pinmarks. Within each pinmark you can include videos, links, text, audio files, and more images. Stipple also gives you the option to track where your images are viewed and shared by others. The video below provides an overview of Stipple's features.

Meet Stipple from stipple on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
Stipple is similar to the popular ThingLink service. Both services can be used by students to enhance images with videos and links that they find on the web. One possible use could be to have students upload images of the solar system (or parts of the solar system) then add pinmarks with videos and links about the solar system. During a field trip you could also have students take pictures of famous landmarks and add pinmarks with information about what makes those landmarks significant.