WG Things is designed after “Learning 2.0 ~ 23 Things” developed and by Helene Blowers, Technology Director of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County NC. Helen was inspired by Stephen Abram's article, “43 Things I (or You) might want to do this year” (Information Outlook - Feb 2006) and the website “43Things”.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Week 3: Photos and Images

There are numerous Photo sharing websites available today.  Flickr was one of the first to turn “sharing” into a full blown online community.  Flickr makes finding and sharing photos easier by using keyword “tags” to create associations and connections between photos and users of the site.

7.  Explore Flickr and discover what it has to offer.  Find out how tags work, what groups are, and all the different ways teacherslibraries and education groups use Flickr.  Take the Flickr Learn More tour (6 steps); watch the Mediamazine Flickr Tutorials; check out Flickr’s Popular tags and Interesting- Last 7 days.

8.  Choose one of these Flickr Activities...
a.  Play around and find one or more interesting images to share on your blog.  Include a link to the image or create a Flickr account and use Flickr's blogging tool to add the image in your post. Or use Blogger's photo upload tool.

b.  Create a Free Flickr account and upload a few of your own pictures to your account.  Tag at least one of the images “WGThings” and mark it public.  Add a post in your blog about your photo and this experience.  Be sure to include the image in your post by using Flickr's blogging tool or Blogger's photo upload feature.

PS: Photo Posting Etiquette -
When posting photos of other people (especially students) you MUST get permission before posting their photo in a publicly accessible place like Flickr (check with the main office for a parent permission form).  Never upload pictures that weren't taken by you (unless you have the photographer's consent) and always give credit when you include photos taken by someone else in your blog.

9.  Flickr is part of Creative Commons.  Creative Commons is changing the way we look at copyright.  Follow these hyperlinks to find what Creative Commons is and what the different copyright licenses are.

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