“To commemorate International Women’s Day (March 8), here are 23 photos that highlight the many arenas in which women have striven individually and collectively not only for their own betterment, but for better conditions and greater justice in the world at large. The photos caught our eye because they show the resilience, determination, and humor that it takes to survive and flourish, sometimes against great odds. The pictures were suggested by our staff and members of the Library of Congress Women’s History Discussion Group…”
Below is a sampling of the images you will find in this set on Flickr. All the images are from the Library of Congress and have no known copyright. So I can use them as I see fit. Click an image to enlarge.
Check out The Commons at Flickr to view the world’s collection of free, historical, copyright free images that have been made available from several libraries, museums, and other institutions. If you come across one of your ancestors, be sure to leave a comment, add a tag or a note.
To learn more about finding copyright free images, audio, text, and video attend my Copyleft workshop (as opposed to copyright), on Wednesday, April 7th at 3PM. To attend, complete your online registration by March 24th.
To learn more about Flickr, visit my Fusion: Flickr webpage where you will find a handout and screencasts.
“But Mom, there are already so many photo sharing sites. How many does a person need?”
She’s right. But I like Shwup for several reasons:
- Albums are private by default
- A free collection spot for multiple participants to upload and share content
- No registration required for participants or viewers, just for the album creator.
- Can import images from Flickr or just a webpage URL
- You can easily generate a movie of your album content.
- Movies can be shared publicly with a link, by embedding in a site, or posting them to Youtube or Facebook.
Additional features to note:
- Participants and viewers are provided access by the owner and sent email invitations.
- You can remove photos from an album using Unshare.
- Images can be downloaded.
- Comments: Visitors can leave comments for specific pictures. On a private album the person’s name is documented automatically, since they received an email invitation to view the album. Album owners can choose to be notified whenever a comment is posted. Comments can be deleted by the album owner.
- Embedding: The embedding code for videos will work on sites created with our Google Apps Sites tool.
- If you use the Share button to share an album via hyperlink (as opposed to adding viewers to your album), visitors won’t be able to unload content, but can view the album. They will have to provide their contact information to access the album in the form of their email address, Twitter or Facebook account.
- A teacher creates an album and emails an invite to parents and students to contribute their media from a recent school event. The album is kept private, but accessible by parents and students.
- As an introduction to a new unit, students are emailed an invitation to contribute to an album created by the teacher. Students are given the topic and asked to contribute an image that represents something they already know about the topic. At the end of the unit, the activity could be repeated, but with students contributing an image that represents something new that they learned. These album could be shared publicly.
- Each student is assigned a vocabulary word to define using text and an image. Using images from Flickr and its built-in editor Picnik, students will add text definitions to found images, then upload them to the album.
In a WordPress post, you can embed a Flickr slideshow of your images using the VodPod WordPress tool. It is so easy. Here’s my handout and screencast on how to do this on your blog. Willard Staff: VodPod is blocked by our school filter. You can access and use the WordPress tool, but when you view your blog post, it will look like there is nothing there, but there is! If you view your post from another computer outside the District, your slideshow will be viewable. So if you don’t see the slideshow below, you must be reading this post from a school station.