In addition to using QR Codes, the ML Social Studies Department would like to invite students and residents to share their homes’ history by uploading images (with or without audio & video) to a specific site called HistoryPin.
As you will see from the video below, “HistoryPin is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history. Everyone has history to share: whether its sitting in yellowed albums in the attic, collected in piles of crackly tapes, conserved in the 1000s of archives all over the world or passed down in memories and old stories. Each of these pieces of history finds a home on Historypin, where everyone has the chance to see it, add to it, learn from it, debate it and use it to build up a more complete understanding of the world.” (HistoryPin website)
We are starting with a few volunteers that you can find on the HistoryPin map (which is also accessible as an App in the Google Android Market). We will be holding a technology open house in September & October to help those Lakers who want to participate in this worthy program! Look for the dates that will be announced soon.