Over the past few years I have delivered many keynotes and presentations. One constant, well apart from the fact I prefer to use Keynote on the Mac, is my use of images. Some of these are mine, but many are creative commons licensed images from Flickr. I like Flickr, not just for a place to upload my photographs, but also as a place to find photographs.
It’s very easy to search for creative commons licensed images on Flickr, but getting to the advanced search is not the easiest route (or if it is I haven’t found it). So I usually add the direct URL as a bookmark or a favourite.
Make sure you tick the box “Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content”.
As you can see from the blog post it is also very easy to embed images from Flickr into Sharepoint, webpages, Moodle pages or Google sites.
There are lots of images on Flickr, this one was used by a Law Lecturer teaching about theft.
I like this one for when I want a group to ask questions.
This one I use for Turnitin and Plagarism.
How are you and your learners using images for learning?
2 thoughts on “Flickering”
Yes, indispensable! I live in constant fear that Yahoo will decide to sunset Flickr at some point!
I also decided to make all my public-facing images on Flickr CC-BY-SA given how much value I get from other people using it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/64012611@N04/
I use http://compfight.com to search for CC images in Flickr. It’s a bit more of a roundabout route but it seems to return better results for some reason.
Am slightly addicted to Flickr myself… You should take a look at the ELTpics project: http://www.eltpics.com/whatiseltpics.html CC images contributed by teachers around the world