Time Lapse Fun

Last week I tried my hand at some time lapse photography in my classroom. I did a little research (thanks to the sister of a colleague who attended Learning@School this year) and discovered some Mac software called gawker which runs on your computer taking photographs at whatever interval you specify. I showed my students how it worked then set my laptop up to run during 3 different blocks of time during the day: literacy time; maths time & lunch time (which was very interesting to watch). I’d like to get a whole day but that would mean a little more thought as I’d need to reposition things for power supply etc.

So here we go – a glimpse of Room 9 on St Paddy’s Day.

5 thoughts on “Time Lapse Fun

  • March 24, 2010 at 3:15 pm
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    Thank you for sharing that fantastic slice of life. It is a great idea and could be used for a class or self reflection. I liked your classroom layout, it seemed to work well.

  • March 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm
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    I downloaded Gawker and recorded a practise run. What fun. Will have to set it up in classroom at some stage and have a play.

    Would have been good to try- maybe with the monarch butterflies hatching.

  • April 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm
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    Hi my name is Spring. I attend the University of South Alabama and I was assigned to follow your blog for the next few weeks. I think it is great that you are incorporating new technologies in the classroom. Is there anything else you are using in the classroom?

    This video was really interesting to watch! I wish I had a MAC..

  • April 9, 2010 at 12:39 am
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    Hi Spring – we use all sorts of technology – video, camera, recording (for podcasts), computer technology – we’ve used google wave, docs etc. We’re on a journey that has endless opportunities.

    I’m waiting for the iPad to be released in NZ – I’d like to use that in my classroom too.

  • April 15, 2010 at 12:34 pm
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    Yes, that’s awesome! It really does seem like the possibilites are endless. My professor actually just got his ipad a few weeks ago and is already putting it to good use!

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