I leave Kristen alone for 5 minutes and she has had a blogging frenzy,now I need to catch up after my summer break. This is the first of a series of posts in what I hope will be an informative and constructive workshop, that you would be able to recreate with student and colleagues. As well learn how to use Deep Zoom Composer to create ideas and activities across the curriculum. I have based this post on the workshop activities I run at Innovative Teacher Events, so if you have invited us to your school, this is an idea you will be getting.
What is Deep Zoom?
Firstly, I must explain, this is not a technical demonstration of Deep Zoom, its just how I have adapted the technology to use quickly and efficiently in the classroom and present it to teachers and students. This is how I would have done it as a classroom teacher. You will need to install the Silverlight plug-in to be able to use Deep Zoom. If you have any suggestions of what I should add or how I can improve this workshop please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
So what is Deep Zoom? This site describes Deep Zoom as “ provides the ability to interactively view high-resolution images. You can zoom in and out of images rapidly without affecting the performance of your application. “ For me, Deep Zoom is a great way for students and teachers to present and create visual stories. But, the easiest way to illustrate what Deep Zoom is about, is to show it in action.
Firstly, navigate to the Hard Rock Cafe Memorabilia site at http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/
Now, from this starting point in your demo of this autograph,which you can see in stunning detail, begin to zoom out, stopping at each section described above i.e. the models, the suits , the hard rock cafe, the stamp and the letter. You are able to explore in high detail each of these areas. As they are not just details in an image, but images embedded within one another. At this point you audience will be in awe. Especially when you explain that they are able to recreate the same effect in their own classrooms, with pupils and students. This they can do using a free application called Deep Zoom Composer. In my next workshop post, I will describe how to create your own Deep Zooms and highlight some curriculum activities around its use.
Here are some links of further examples of Deep Zooms. These have combined Deep Zoom with a Photo Mosaic creator, I will explain how to do this in my final post on this workshop.
For fans of cute dogs - LINK
For fans of cute cats – LINK
For fans of Michael Jackson - LINK