Riley Lark recently shared Activeprompt, which is a way for one person to create an image prompt that can be used for a variety of different purposes. Riley released the code for Activeprompt as open-source, but in the programming language Ruby, which I do not know. I’ve created my own version of his project in PHP. I am also releasing my code (for non-commercial purposes only).
Here is a video explaining the project.
How to use this program:
- You upload a picture and write a prompt to go along with that picture.
- You send the link to the poll to whomever you would like to respond (like your class).
- You open up the other link listed after you create an image to view the responses to your prompt as they are posted.
- You can view a gallery of different prompts here (requires login: please let me know if you see anything inappropriate here).
I have plans to add a log in (so there is some level of security on what is posted), the ability to book mark prompts, and the ability to clone a prompt (allowing you to reset the results for a new class).
What other features would you like to see? How could you imagine using this with your students?
Jim Pardun says:
I was trying this in class and my students were using smart phones. They could not drag the dot. Any suggestions? Is there something I’m missing?
February 2, 2013 — 10:42 am
David Wees says:
It doesn’t work in iOS yet. I need to update the script I use for the dragging first. I’ve not worked on this in a while because I’m busy, but a colleague of mine wants to use it with some iPads, so I will need to figure out how to make it work within a few weeks.
February 2, 2013 — 11:22 am