Fotobabble.com is a tool that adds a voice tag to individual photographs. With fotobabble you can choose a picture from your photo library , your Facebook account or directly from the web using the images direct URL. Adding your voice is as easy as pressing the record button. In just a few seconds you get a narrated fotobabble to share with the world or a smaller audience if that is what you choose. Let's take a look at how it works.
In order to create "babbles" you need to create an online account. If you have a facebook account, you can easily set fotobabble up to use your facebook login so that you do not need to remember another login. Take a look at this screencast to see how to create a babble.
Below is the babble that was created in the tutorial. I used the embed code given to me and pasted it into the blog.
- up to 60 second recordings
- JPG, PNG, and GIF image support
- mp3, flv, and wav audio format support
- images larger than 2MB are resized by server fotobabble before upload
- one-click share to facebook and twitter
- iPhone app
- slideshow feature
- multiple voice recordings on the same picture
- text comments
- Blackberry, Android and other mobile device support
Here are a couple of Q & A's from the site that may be helpful:
- Q. What is that message box that pops up that says "Allow", "Deny"?
- A. Fotobabble uses Adobe Flash to perform the recording of your voice from your microphone. Flash has a built in security feature that asks for your permission before accessing your microphone. To record your voice click "Allow".
- Q. Can I stop that "Allow", "Deny" box from always coming up when I want to record?
- A. You can stop this message box from coming up every time by right-clicking (or ctrl-click on Mac), selecting "Settings". On the screen that says "Allow www.fotobabble.com to access your camera and microphone" check "Allow" and "Remember". Then click Close.
Comment on how you could use this to enhance the learning of your students. Do you see this as a presentation tool? Would it be most useful as a teacher creation tool or a student creation tool? Please give examples of possible uses.