Pros & Cons
Images in Education
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Scopes & Lenses
with a Digital Camera
|Show natural processes, such aseclipses
for assessment or portfolios.
|Create multimedia displays or presentations for
PowerPoint or HyperStudio that can include student activities
|Use animations such as Morphing to show relationships between two images.
Animations can be created from a minimum of two images.
The maximum number of images is unlimited, however the file
size grows with each additional image. Once all the images
are collected, they must then be rendered into a single
animation file and this process can take a large amount of
memory. If you are going to take a sequence of images, it is
recommended that you use a tripod or other support stand for
the camera to help maintain consistency and stability. Some
digital cameras have built in timers to assist in time lapse
photography, while others are designed to take a fast
sequence of motion images.
When the images have been collected use animation or
morphing software to combine the images into an animation
file. There are a number of free online applications that can make basic gif animations. There is also the option to use animation software to make even more advanced animations.
- MOV or QuickTime
Useful for Windows or Mac in most presentation
software, but requires plug ins if you wish to use on
The video for Windows format, useful in presentation
software or by itself.
The current Web animation standard.
The future Web animation standard, currently requires
an additional viewer.
- Other specialized formats do exist for proprietary