Open Glocal Web

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Open Glocal Web toolkit

The aim of this toolkit is to explore some tools that we find at Internet so we can reflect by doing some activities about how satellites and Internet and its tools allow us to travel through time and space virtually. Besides all these tools are ready to be used to make great discoveries!


What is it

This toolkit is to learn how to search information using the different browser (Text, images, maps) to search, compare, imagine and reflect).
Overall, the principle of this toolkit is to practice the use of these Open Web Tools with the GPS and mobile devices to connect the virtual and global world with our physical and local reality.




Apps&Web Resources to capture data:

  1. Capture devices
    1. Mobile devices
      1. mobile phones
      2. smartphones
      3. Fips cams
  2. Multimüedia data production
      1. video:
        • formats:
        1. web& mobile Apps
      2. Pictures
        1. formats:
        2. web& mobile Apps
      3. Text
        1. formats: Html5 /
        2. web& mobile Apps
      4. Audio
      5. Multimedia
  3. #Web resources to Edit data
    • ----
  4. Enrich media
    1. Universal subtitles
    2. popcorn.js
    3. Augmented reality
    4. QR-Code
  5. Web resources to share
  6. Platforms
    1. Web/blogs sites
    2. Maps
    3. media platforms

Why do we want to use this?

Today world has connected the virtual and the real throught the Internet networks and the web localmedia make possible to citizens participate by a sort of media derive in building smarts cities.

The aim of this toolkit is to explore some tools that we find at Internet so we can reflect by doing some activities about how satellites and Internet and its tools allow us to travel through time and space virtually. Besides all these tools are ready to be used to make great discoveries!
We propose to use these tools but also to do it under the influence of the open web philosophical approach. To work together, to collaborate, learn how to search information, to play, to simulate and to learn by doing, by using, by having experiences. And of course! We propose to do it using open source tools and resources.

Who can use it?


User profile (TARGET):

This activities are recomended to be used with teenagers. From ten to eighteen the animator, the teacher that is going to use this toolkit can adapt and apropiate it to make his own itinerary. It's highly recomended to module the content to the diferent bacground of the group that is going to do the activity. This activity also has to be "localized" so it takes of at the places the youngsters know well to gain confidence to virtually cross the entire world.

What can we do with it ? =

We are developing new activities that you can develop with the OpenGlocalWeb toolkit. Here you can choose one!


Virtual Gymkhana


This activity propose a travel in space and time to learn about the modern civil and young revolutions. From the french May68 to nowadays revolution at Egypht. So we are going to use the browser, wikipedia, google street view, gps, and a basic TVstudio to do it.

Are you ready to start? Click here! Virtual gymkhana: Public space and claims

Stone Soup


Are you ready to start? Click here! [1]


Workshop Video :


+ Forum debate link

How can we make it?

Firsts steps

  1. You can follow one of the scripts of the activities that we provide on this page. VirtualGymkhana, StoneSoup, Digital Street Trace are some possibilities.
  2. The most part of the tools are accessible on the web, and we also provide a memory stick wich work to run open media tools and that work good on most of the enviorments. If it doesn't works on yours you can go to the tools developers pages and follow the installation guide. We provide you the links to this pages below this section.
  3. Run the applications that are needed to do the activity that you have choosed:

Inside the Vision Memory Stick you’ll find the software that you need:

  1. A open browser: Firefox, Chrome, etc
  2. An image editor:
  3. Pure data Chrome-Key
  4. ScreenCastSoftware
    • Searching images using a browser
    • Navigate Google street view maps
  5. Make screen captures
  6. Edit images/make collage and resize.
  7. Use a chrome-key
  8. Record
  9. Edit
  10. Share it!

What do we need ?

Basic set

But of course there's some basic technical resources that are necessary to carry out the activity:
Web dispositive

AV dispositive
A digital camera with a tripod and a lighting system or dedicated booster. We recommend firefox browser. A croma-key patch that works on the pd-extended. You can follow the installation instructions at

01crkey.jpg 02cam.jpg 03cab.jpg
04machine.jpg 05studiolight.jpg  06tada.jpg 
   croma-key    Camera   Connection Computer = Camera
   A computer    studiolight    Our Studio is Ready.


A. Requirements

Here you can read the basic know how that you should already know before you start the OpenGlocalWeb activity:

B. Where do we download it? =

To be able to make some of the activities you can find the links to the different software install instructions, but the most of the tools that we use in this toolkit are available on the web.
Web Image editor:

C. How do we install it?

So you can choose if you want to install the pd-extended patch on you computer but we strongly recommend to:

  1. . Make a copy of the Vision Memory Stick.
  2. Connect the Memory Stick
  3. Run it

D. Do you need more help? (manuals, Tutsi LINKS) =


Educational objectives pursued:

Teaching value of using open glocal web toolkit:

Technical resources necessary to carry out the activity:

What´s else do we need to know?

Further readings

Usefull information?

A. Author

B. License




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