I’m back again with another emerging technology review! This time I am going to review Meograph. I found this by accident while looking for something else but it seemed so unique I had to give it a try. This tool is one that lets you tell a digital story using maps, pictures and videos.
This is such and interesting tool! I love that it is using google maps or google earth to maps where you are telling your story, so you can zoom in and see landmarks and even your own house, if you wanted that much detail.
Meograph is designed for all ages. I could easily see it being used in elementary school for students to tell a report and show where events happened. Or I remember in jr. high one of our assignments was to write and autobiography, this would be a great companion to that assignment. However it was also fun to use as an adult! On their website, the example they showed was of a news story, mapping out the events in the story.
This was so easy to use. All you had to do was click the add new event button. Enter the information and your done! You can embed a video and select how long you want it to play for , or just upload a picture to go along with the event. Then just record your narration and you are done!
There are different level for cost options, there is the free version (would I be reviewing this if there wasn’t?) Then 3 more versions that increase in price. The only options you seem to be losing by not paying is there will be adds around your Meograph, but since its free, I don’t really see the problem. As longs as there aren’t any inappropriate adds that will pop up, but I haven’t seen any yet!
Unless you pay for the 2 higher packages, your video does not have private sharing. So make sure you do not include anything to personal! For example in my Meograph, I mentioned the town I was born in, but did not zoom in on my house, ( I don’t want any creepers coming to visit!)
Here is the Meograph I created about my education journey! (I realized the random video in its, is well, unnecessary but I just wanted to play with the feature! ( I recorded it and uploaded it to youtube so it easier to view from this blog, but if you want to see the original click here.)