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28th September 2011, 04:39 PM #1
Use Smartphones instead of Cameras in Primaries
How's about using cheap (<£100 smartphones) instead of cameras in class?
They come with cameras and wi-fi and apps to do things with the pictures.
The pics can be uploaded direct to a school twitter account for show and tell (v easy to help maintain a dynamic website )
Or just uploaded to a school dropbox account (dropbox priviacy issues permitting )
Or just have a simple SMB app to just copy and paste them to the school server.
And then because you've got a "smart" device - it can be used for other applications/ideas as well
28th September 2011, 05:13 PM #2
just whipping some of that out (pardon me madam!) i think the twitter bit is a great idea. i'm trying to convince the head of having a headmasters twitter feed and also a school twitter feed. having authorised users who could automatically upload pics to twitter (school trips, events, etc) is a great tool.
instead of dropbox, you could just set up an email account on your system and have the phone user email it from there to someone else in school. that way it stays on site and the person receiving can get it without having to mess with dropbox or any other software.
28th September 2011, 05:30 PM #3
Could be a data protection minefield RE the upload to twitter feed: you'd need to be sure you had permission from the parents of every child in every photo before it was published. Dropbox can't legally be used as it's servers are outside the UK.
Not knocking your idea, just some things you'll have to think about
28th September 2011, 05:54 PM #4
Phone cameras are also shocking in comparison to even the cheapest dedicated camera, if you don' care about the usability of the photos it could have much more utility than a standalone camera.
28th September 2011, 05:57 PM #5
This is for primaries that already upload pics to their website - the permissions (and teacher awareness of who has to be excluded from images) are already in place
Could be a data protection minefield RE the upload to twitter feed: you'd need to be sure you had permission from the parents of every child in every photo before it was published.
I believe I've made my thoughts on this subject clear in the other thread and I'd like to keep the discussion there please
Dropbox can't legally be used as it's servers are outside the UK.
28th September 2011, 06:02 PM #6
I think your confusing your standard teacher with David Bailey
Phone cameras are also shocking in comparison to even the cheapest dedicated camera,
I turn the settings down on the cameras, in my schools, to save space and uploading/printing time, so 3Mp will do the job nicely
This is for show and tell
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