Showing posts with label photo albums. Show all posts
Showing posts with label photo albums. Show all posts

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Collaboratively Create Photo Albums on Google Photos

Back in September Google announced that soon we would be able to create shared photo albums on Google Photos. This week that became true. Now you can collaboratively create photo and video albums through Google Photos. To collaborate on an album simply create your album then share the link to your album much like you would do with a Google Document.

Applications for Education
For years I have recommended that teachers create a shared Google Drive folder that students can access to find pictures that they can re-use in multimedia projects. Using the new Google Photos shared albums feature could be a great way to have students contribute pictures they've taken to a shared album for classmates to access to find images to re-use in projects.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

ZangZing - Group Sharing of Photos from Many Sources

ZangZing is a new service, currently in an invite-only beta, that will allow you to collaborate on the creation of an online photo album. There are many services that allow you to do this now, but what makes ZangZing different is that you can pull in the photos you already have on other photo sharing sites. You can pull in photos from Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, Instagram, and other popular photo sharing sites. You can also email photos directly to the album(s) you create on ZangZing. Each collaborative album you create on ZangZing has its own privacy setting so that you can create a combination of public and private albums within your account.

Applications for Education
Thinking back to my experience in elementary school (I've never taught K-6) I remember parents always snapping photos at school events. Later, in middle school I recall classmates taking pictures at school events. In both cases there were always people asking each other if they would make "doubles" to share. Services like ZangZing allow everyone to get "doubles" by simply creating a group photo album for the members to view. A group photo album could be created on ZangZing by a teacher or "class parent" to record the memories of a play, field trip, or school concert.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

DropEvent - Collaborative Photo Albums via Email

Drop Event is a free service for creating public and private group photo albums. To create a group photo album you do need to register for the service, but contributors to your photo album don't need to register. When you create your photo album it is assigned an email address that contributors can send photos to through email. To invite people to contribute to your album, just give them the email address assigned to your album.

Thanks to Kristen Swanson for the info about Drop Event.

Applications for Education
If you've ever wanted to have your students contribute to a group album, but were deterred by the requirements for students to create accounts, Drop Event could be the solution you're looking for. Using Drop Event photography students could email contributions of their works to an album. Recently take students on a field trip? Have them and their parents email contributions to a group album.