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by Denise Krebs
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How to Add a Flickr Image URL to an Edublogs Post

One Carrot” image by Hada Litim on eltpics is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

I love using Flickr to post my own pictures. It’s a great resource for storing photos, up to a terabyte of image space for free. I also use others’ Creative Commons pictures, like the one above from eltpics.

Here is a presentation that will help you add Flickr images to your Edublogs website:

For those who know, is this the best way to do this in Edublogs? I know there are many other apps that automatically do the work of citing Creative Commons images in your blog posts.

If you have a favorite CC image resource, will you please share it in the comments below? Thank you!

More information:

Creative Commons – About Creative Commons Licenses, keeping the Internet creative, free, and open.

Flickr.com – Sign up for a free account.

What is Hotlinking? – Why You and Your Students Should Avoid It” – Free Technology for Teachers post by Richard Byrne (@rmbyrne), which suggests you NOT do what I do above because of some good reasons! Mostly I use my own images, but this post gave me some good things to think about before hotlinking to another’s image.

Thanks to Sue Waters (@suewaters) for tweeting me two additional resources for linking to your Flickr pictures.

  1. Embedding Flickr, YouTube, Tweets, Vimeo, and More – This is really easy on Edublogs. I don’t know why I forget about it. Click to learn a great feature of Edublogs.
  2. Sue also shared Compfight, one of those sights I slightly know about that adds the attribution. Here’s how you add it as a plug-in on Edublogs.

That reminded me of another favorite of mine–John Johnston’s Simple CC Flickr Search and the newer version.

by Denise Krebs

#JJAProject – A Photo A Day in June, July, August

A summer memory from 2013

Summer is coming, and I believe it’s a perfect time to join a photo a day group.

Four years ago Sheri Edwards invited me to join in the 2011 inaugural summer of the #JJAProject–for June, July, August Project. It was started especially for busy teachers who might want to do a picture a day, but can’t commit during the school year. It sounded perfect, and I wholeheartedly jumped in that summer.

Mostly, it was a wonderful way to get to know members of my PLN. When people share their lives through photographs and stories, how can we not get to know them? It was a lovely experience, and I still appreciate the friendships that have developed.

In addition, a photo a day is a great way to archive memories. For instance, I just looked back at at this post from 2011, and I had warm memories of that summer when we painted Maria’s room RED and I went to an NEH Landmarks of American History summer workshop about Abraham Lincoln.

In 2013, I tried it again, and it was another great summer of photos, relationship building, and memory collecting.

I seem to be on a two-year track with #JJAProject, for now I’m ready to do it again this summer.

Would you like to join?

It’s easy! Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Take a picture a day starting June 1.
  2. Choose how you want to share it. Post it on Flickr in the #JJAProject group or share it on Instagram. Create a photo-a-day blog and write about it or simply attach it to a tweet on Twitter.
  3. Tag it and share it with the hashtag #JJAProject.
  4. One more important step is to leave comments on the photos of other participants, deepening friendships and connections with members in your PLN!

by Denise Krebs
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May 16 #EdBlogADay


Here are a few new blogs for today. I’ve read and commented on these posts. Enjoy!

Karen Foley (@kinderkfoley)
Blogs at Making My Way in K
Post: #Edblogaday: 3 Important Things to Remember at the EOY – I needed to read this today. We have 20 days left, and I don’t feel I’ve done enough.

Sarai Stetson (@MinecraftEduMs)
Blogs at MinecraftEdu Educator – Sarai teaches a 12-week Minecraft class. How cool is that? And she tells you all about it on her blog.
Post: Carpenter Blocks Mod

Robin Nehila (@radical_robin)
Blogs at Flip! Learn! Share!
Post: #AprilBlogADay Number Talks

Sandra Goodrich (@sanmccarron)
Blogs at Reflections of a Science Teacher
Post: Snow Days

by Denise Krebs
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May 14 #EdBlogADay


Here are a few new blogs for today. I’ve read and commented on these posts. Enjoy!

Nathan Bowling (@nate_bowling)
Blogs at A Teacher’s Evolving Mind
Post: On Teacher Quality and Solutions-Oriented Thinking – What a powerful writer! I’m looking forward to more blog posts.

Melissa Smith (@MrsSmith167)
Blogs at Crayons and Candy: A Teacher’s Journey
Post: I’m Working On… – Staying positive in the midst of testing stress!

Rebecca Cissel (@Rcissel)
Blogs at 21st Century Tekkie
Post: #edblogaday Day 12: Helping Students Cope With Testing – Another positive teacher during testing, helping others cope. Do you know about GoNoodle?

Molly Robbins (@robbinswriters)
Blogs at robbinswriters: I teach writing
Post: Reflective Time is Learning Time Great ideas reminding us to reflect and take care!

Kerry Gallagher (@KerryHawk02)
Blogs at KerryHawk02: Teaching HistoryTech
Post: The Student Data Privacy Balance – Be sure to read all the links and join the conversation about student privacy.

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