Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thing #6 Mashups and 3rd Party sites

I wasn't familiar with the term "mashup" before, but have used these sites frequently. It is two different web applications mashed together to form one. There are so many different mashups and 3rd party apps out there to explore and use! One that I think is beneficial is Trip Planner. This site combines applications from Yahoo! Travel and Flickr to provide the user a way to plan trips. One can plan a trip, keep a journal about the trip, and upload pictures using Flickr. It can be shared and viewed by all. I would have liked to use this for the last trip my husband and I went on vacation. This could be a tool used in the library in collaboration with teaching a geography project with classroom teachers.

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of the Trip Planner! That is such a great idea. Can you imagine having your students use this when they go on Winter or Spring Break? Thanks for sharing the wonderful information. I can't wait to use it on my next trip!