Traditions, family history, storytelling, healing through photos, sharing reunions, to scanning and preserving artifacts and treasures are just a few of the courses and sessions available to you at no cost.
The pandemic has given us all time to reflect on the power of everyday objects to connect us with our own history. This course will show how to use Ponga to explore your history in artifacts using Ponga pictures so that stories are passed down with considerations for safe, long-term storage and legacy that can provide provenance and connection for future generations.
Ponga runs in your browser and gives you a way to organize your photos so that you can use them to privately connect family and friends as you collect research, crowdsource stories, and curate your family legacy.
The pandemic has made remote video communications with Zoom and other tools as ordinary as a touch-tone phone. This course will leverage that experience to describe a new way to connect elders with the younger generation through photographs using storytelling over Zoom. We’ll describe how to use Ponga as the basis of the storytelling so that stories, and the experience of sharing them, can be captured for future generations. We’ll discuss variables that can be adjusted depending on the cognitive and technical abilities of children, parents, and grandparents.
Learn about Ponga, the new software that lets you organize your pictures quickly and easily so that you can use them to privately share your family history, crowdsource stories, and curate a family legacy.
The first in our Ponga series of conversations about Storytellers and the Photo for SaveYourPhotos.org Month. I'm Barbara, one of the co-founders at Ponga, and in this episode, I'm speaking with Betty Marton of In Your Own Words Publishing (www.iyowpublishing.com/) about some of the core principles of storytelling and how they apply to stories told in pictures.
We're thrilled to welcome Kathy Stone of CalgaryPhotoSolutions.ca to our SaveYourPhotos.org Month interview series "Storytellers & the Photo."You can also watch the full 30-min video on our YouTube channel.
This was the first of a series of open conversations for Ponga members, their guests, and those new to Ponga. Conversations, questions, and suggestions flow as everyone joins in on an open conversation sharing ideas, stories, product feedback, and building community. For more articles about using Ponga, see Tips & Tricks articles and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Membership gets you closer to connecting your family to the photos you care for.
One day each week on Ponga not only moves your family history forward but provides opportunity to share so you can continue to build on your family legacy.