“Quick Start” Group 04 Angela, Cindy and Jeffrey

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“Quick Start”

Group 04 Angela, Cindy and Jeffrey

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If a picture can say a thousand words then Flickr.com is saying

millions of words each day!

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Flickr is a photo-sharing community that contains over 73 million photos.

Many of these images combined with Flickr’s designs and tools, can offer many benefits for education.

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Using Flickr Photography:

Single photographs can be used as writing prompts.

Multiple images can be used for digital storytelling.

Online stories about images can be created by multiple users sharing their comments and contributing to the story.

Photographs can be linked to their geographical location by map or satellite image.

Virtual field trips can be taken using Flickr and various images.

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Upload Your Photos

Here are a few simple ways to upload your photos to Flickr:1. the Flickr Uploadr (available for both PC and Mac)2. via iPhoto, Aperture, or Windows XP plug-ins3. via various free third-party desktop programs4. via Flickr upload web page5. via email

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Organize Sets

You can group photos by theme such as:-Sites of the Revolutionary War-Geometry Patterns-Spring Flowers

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The Organizr

It’s where your Collections and Sets are created. It also allows you to perform common tasks on large batches of photos, such as tagging, changing permissions, or editing timestamps.

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MapsFlickr's great for exploring photos by location.

You can drag-and-drop your photos onto a map (using the Organizr) to show where you took them or browse a world map to see where other people have been and what they saw.

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PrintsCalling cardsPhoto-booksSlideshow-DVDs

Make Stuff

Here are a few examples:

Moo Cards -mini cards


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You can post notes or comments on Flickr users’ photos.

Other Flickr users can write comments for your images.

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Who Can Access Your Flickr?Classmates, Friends, and FamilyWhen you add someone as a contact you can also choose to add them as your Friend or Family (or both).

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What If Someone Doesn’t Have a Flickr Account?

Use Flickr’s Guest Pass feature to grant someone special access. You’re able to expire the passes whenever you like.

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Privacy With Flickr it is easy to control who you share your images with. For each of your photos on Flickr you can set: – privacy levels– content type– safety levels

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This is an interpretation of the graph for a cosine function. The bananas are the waves and the beans represent the sinusoidal axis.

Visit http://flickr.com/photos/10524378@N00/313680046/ to see photo notes. You will be able to move your mouse over the photo to see them.

NJ CCCS for Mathematics: 4.3.12.B, 4.3.12.C, 4.5.E &Technology Literacy: 8.1.12.B

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This is a picture of a 3rd grade

student’s diorama that is labeled on the website by using the notes and comments function.

Visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/lewiselementary/69461520/ to see photo notes. You will be able to move your mouse over the photo to see them.

Jane Goodall's Camp

NJ CCCS for Language Arts: 3.1.1.A, 3.1.6.H, 3.1.7.A, 3.5.4.A &Technology Literacy: 8.1.12.B

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Geometry - Tessellations Students can find pictures

on the web or take pictures of repeating patterns of various shapes found in their home or nature.

Students will post these pictures to Flickr and comment on the patterns observed.

Here’s the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/olafur/182951240/

NJ CCCS for Mathematics: 4.2.2.B, 4.2.4.B, 4.2.5.B, 4.2.6.B, 4.2.12.B, 4.5.E &Technology Literacy: 8.1.4.B, 8.1.8.B, 8.1.12.A, 8.1.12.B

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Picture Prompts Students will visit the Flickr

website and search for pictures in a topic of interest.

Students will create a short

story based on the pictures found.

For example, using the adjacent picture, a student may write a story about a young woman struggling to make it as a professional dancer. NJ CCCS for Language Arts: 3.2.1.D, 3.2.1.A, 3.2.1.B.2, 3.2.6.A & D, 3.2.12.A.3 &

Technology Literacy: 8.1.4.B, 8.1.8.B, 8.1.12.A, 8.1.12.B

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Students can find a picture of the map of the United States on the web and upload it to Flickr.

They can then create tags on each state showing the name of the state and its’ capitol.

NJ CCCS for Social Studies: 6.6.4.A & Technology Literacy: 8.1.4.B, 8.1.8.B, 8.1.12.A, 8.1.12.B

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Labeling Parts of a Plant

Visit Flickr.com (http://www.flickr.com/photos/19116011@N00/277634802/in/photostream/) to label the 4 parts of this plant.

Scroll over each box and write your description.

NJ CCCS for Science: 5.5.2.B.1, 5.5.4.A.3, 5.5.6.A.2, 5.5.6.B.1, 5.5.6.C.1 & Technology Literacy: 8.1.4.B, 8.1.12.B

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Letter Recognition & Environmental Print

Students will visit http://metaatem.net/words

Students will type in the letters of their names to see the different types of Flickr pictures containing those letters

NJ CCCS for Language Arts: 3.2.0.C.2, 3.1.0.A & Technology Literacy: 8.1.4.B, 8.1.8.B, 8.1.12.A, 8.1.12.B

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Complete a search through Flickr’s database to find photos or images reflecting the evolution of Telecommunications.

Collect the images and organize them.

Provide a brief description of each image without leading the reader to any conclusions.

Let the Picture Tell the Story

NJ CCCS for Language Arts: 3.2.6.B, 3.3.3.D, 3.3.7.D, 3.3.8.D, 3.5.1.A & Technology Literacy: 8.1.4.B, 8.1.8.B, 8.1.12.A, 8.1.12.B

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Create a story.

Use images from Flickr to illustrate your story.


NJ CCCS for Language Arts: 3.2.2.B, 3.2.3.D, 3.2.4.D, 3.3.3.D, 3.5.0.K, 3.5.1.A & Technology Literacy: 8.1.4.B, 8.1.8.B, 8.1.12.A, 8.1.12.B

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For additional educational ideas please visit:



Captioner- Add a speech bubble to an image http://shadydentist.com/captioner/index.php

Guess the common tag-Fastr http://randomchaos.com/games/fastr/

Matchr- Match images with the same tag http://photomesh.cs.northwestern.edu/matchr/puzzle.php

Demonstrate meaning of a word http://www.wordmingle.com/

Phasr- Type in a phrase and see a picture for each word. Can change the image. http://www.pimpampum.net/phrasr/

Visual Dictionary can pick topic and yearhttp://steeev.f2o.org/flickr/time.php

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Works Cited

www.flickr.com\http://jakespeak.blogspot.com/2006/03/classroom-uses-of-flickr.html- by David Jakes, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Community High School District 99.