Willard Staff: If you are not able to participate in one of the Flickr workshops this month, or would rather learn on your own timetable, you are in luck. The Fusion: Flickr webpage offers a handout and short video tutorials (screencasts) to lead you through the steps of using Flickr in your classroom.
And, there’s more! If you want to earn 3 Salary Advancement Workshop hours while you flickr, you can enroll in the free, online professional development, Moodle course: Flickr. This course uses the handout and screencasts on the Fusion webpage to lead you through the steps. Work at your own pace, when it fits in your schedule, from any computer with Internet access. Just in time learning, at your convenience!
Flicker in the Classroom
- promote and build visual literacy skills in students
- add labels/notes to a photo
- embed a slideshow of photos in your blog, wiki, or web page
- use image as a writing prompts or in digital storytelling projects
- use mashup tools to create motivational posters, magazine covers, cd covers, and more, using shared photos
- use tags to find photos of areas and events around the world for use in theclassroom
- document school events; parents can use the RSS feed to subscribe andautomatically be notified when new photos are posted.
- showcase student projects/work
- source of images for student and teacher projects which are Creative Commons licensed
- allow selected friends, family, coworkers, peers, etc to utilize shared photos
Check these out:
- Michael Poliza’s Africa Book
- Food and Money
- Leo Reynold’s Collections
- Interesting Snippets
- Nature All Over the Planet
- Tell a Story with 5 Photos for Educators
- Flickr for Education
Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or suggestions. I’m happy to provide you with additional assistance.
Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/estarsid/803937188/