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!
Creative Commons – About Creative Commons Licenses, keeping the Internet creative, free, and open.
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 REDand 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:
Take a picture a day starting June 1.
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.
Tag it and share it with the hashtag #JJAProject.
One more important step is to leave comments on the photos of other participants, deepening friendships and connections with members in your PLN!