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. It has been developed by the not-for-profit company We Are What We Do, in partnership with Google.
Historypin is made up of photographic images, videos, audio clips and descriptive and narrative text.Photographic images can be pinned directly to the Historypin map by users. These images can be of any location - outdoors or indoors - at any time in the past. Some of these images, if they are taken outdoors, at street level and at certain angles, will be able to be layered onto Street View (this is a bonus, not a requirement). Audio and video content can be pinned to the map by users. These should be pinned to the location and date where they were recorded.
It can be used as a PBL tool to explore time periods, the human experience and the passage of time... or to construct students' own narratives.