ERIC Number: ED382270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-16
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The Versatility of Photo CD Technology in the Classroom.
The Kodak Photo CD (compact disk) system provides a fun, new, very accessible way to integrate images into geography classroom presentations. Graphicacy deals with spatial information that can only be expressed by a graph, map, or photograph. The importance for geography students to develop visual observation and graphic interpretive skills is recognized by the National Council for Geographic Education. A simple, yet powerful means of facilitating this visual interest is through the use of still photographs which can be used to show humans in relationship to an environment, cultural or physical features in relationship with one another, and isolated cultural or physical features. Photo CD's are a simple, cost-effective, state-of-the-art means to digitally archive or catalog standard 35mm slides or print negatives. The bulky slide projector is substituted with a small, compact CD player which can be plugged into a television monitor, or be interfaced with a computer. Software packages presently available from Kodak allow the user to build photographic portfolios and integrate them with graphics and audio. The CD player can zoom in on a portion of the image, pan, and rotate the image full circle, compose, and sequence the photos from an index of 100 to 700 images. No longer is the teacher limited to the linear progression and bulky hardware of the slide projector, but rather has a tool that provides him/her with the flexibility to use images at their best time in their best measure. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference the League for Innovation in the Community College (Houston, TX, November 13-16, 1994).