I have a small Audio Visual team of middle school students at school and we learned how to set up the camera by watching Dr. Illah Nourbakhsh’s tutorials on YouTube. The students learned so much and we got right to work and photographed our “Grand Canyon” bookshelves - similar to the bookshelf model used in Dr. Nourbakhsh’s tutorials. We experimented with more GigaPanning throughout the year and learned a lot by trail and error.
I took advantage of the opportunity to attend a hands-on GigaPan training at CMU on April 20, 2011. Tom, a seventh grade student who helps to train other students using the GigaPan, also attended with his mother. This three hour session let by Clara Phillips was a great opportunity to review what we had been doing, get additional tips and tricks, share our successes with other GigaPanners, and ask questions. Clara took her time demonstrating everything from setting up the camera and tripod to stitching and uploading the images to the GigaPan site. She explained each step of the how to share GigaPans, take shapshots, benefits of tagging your photos, and placing them in Google Earth. We also had the opportunity to take some GigaPans on site and share them. The workshop was very well organized and it was a pleasure to be part of this class. I also enjoyed meeting all the other attendees.
An added bonus to attending this workshop was meeting “Tank” the roboceptionist who directed us to the class when we entered the Newell-Simon Hall. Thank you to CREATE Lab for all that you do for teachers, students, and the community!
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Zee Ann Poerio, Teacher
St. Louise de Marillac School