Flickr is both a mobileapp and an online website You can:
Teachers, parents, and students Grades 6-12 Any subject could benefit from photo sharing on Flickr(Richardson, 2010)
1. Develop teacherfamiliarity with Flickr2. Introduce teachers tothe use of Flickr inthe classroom3. Relate Flickrresources to thecurriculum forteacher use
Flickr offers free accounts as well as benefits forregistered accountsTeacher and student benefits:Digital storytellingCreative classroom ideas and set upsAccess to the Library of Congress ArchivesProvides feedback to studentsWorld interaction through photos (Richardson, 2010)
Search for photos, people, information, and groupsExplore keywords, tags, locations, cameras, videos, etc.View public photos andvideosUpload videos, photos,digital stories, etc.Blog
First, create a Flickr accountClick the sign up button and complete the requiredinformation
Once you have created an account, go to your profile andcustomize it with what you want your students to see.
Then, set upyour groupsand contactswhich would beyour classesand students.
You can create a new group, search for a group, andorganize all uploads at any time.
• Uploading Options:• Web-based upload form• Flickr Uploadr for Windows• Flickr Uploadr for Mac• “Send to Flickr” Windows XP• Upload by email• and more!
• Once a photo or video is uploaded, add comments!
Finally, youcan start anew blog toincludediscussionsabout specificlessons, topics, etc.
1. Digital StorybookA great science project for teaching high school studentsthe property of matter would be to have them use Flickr tocreate a digital storybook. Students would create a storybased on an element and, through the story, the studentswould represent the element’s transformation through allthree stages of matter. This would includesolid, liquid, and gas.NJCCCS:• 5.2.12.A.1 - Use atomic models to predict the behaviors of atoms in interactions• 5.2.12.A.2 - Account for the differences in the physical properties of solids, liquids, andgases.• 5.2.12.C.1 - Describe and explain the properties of solids, liquids, and gases
2. Pen Pal ProjectA great project for a middle school Spanish class would be todevelop a pen pal through Flickr. Students from all around theworld can post pictures to their pen pal and they must describeand comment on each picture in Spanish. This includes thecolors they see, the clothes that are being worn, etc. Not onlydoes this expand technology skills, Spanish skills, and socialskills, but the pen pals can help and/or correct each other if aterm is used incorrectly, etc.NJCCCS:• 7.1.NM.B.5 - Exchange information using words, phrases, and short sentences practicedin class on familiar topics or on topics studied in other content areas.• 7.1.IH.A.7 - Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words and phrases in new formal andinformal contexts.• 7.1.IM.A.8 - Use knowledge of structures of the target language to deduce meaning ofnew and unfamiliar structures.
3. Library of Congress PowerPointFlickr offers access to the Library of Congress Archives. Usingthis resource, middle school social studies teachers could havetheir students create a PowerPoint presentation in which theydescribe the history and transformation of the United States.Students will not only use the pictures through Flickr, but theycan create the PowerPoint through Flickr, too. To take thisproject even further, a teacher can require other groups tocomment and provide feedback on their classmates’ projects.NJCCCS:• 6.1.8.B.3.b - Determine the extent to which the geography of the United Statesinfluenced the debate on representation in Congress and federalism byexamining the New Jersey and Virginia plans.• 6.1.8.A.5.b - Compare and contrast the approaches of Congress and Presidents Lincolnand Johnson toward the reconstruction of the South.
4. BloggingOne of the greatest features of Flickr is its blog. High schoolEnglish teachers can start a blog by posting a creative researchprompt. The students would have to make an initial commentand then reply several times to different classmates. This blogcan also be used for debates, as well. Students would pick aside and argue for or against it, trying to persuade theirclassmates to change sides and/or defend their choice. Picturescan be inserted into a blog, too!CCSS:•W.11-12.1b - Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the mostrelevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitationsof both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level,concerns, values, and possible biases.•W.11-12.1e - Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supportsthe argument presented.•W.11-12.9 - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis,reflection, and research.
5. CollageOne of the most commonly used features of Flickr is the pictureediting feature. For a fun and creative health project, for anysecondary grade, when learning about nutrition, would be for thestudents to make a collage of good nutritional choices comparedto poor nutritional choices. Students can use Flickr not only tocreate and edit the actual collages, but they can explore andsearch for pictures of each food group, as well. They cancombine all of these pictures into each separate collage andtheir classmates can comment, analyze, and provide feedback.NJCCCS:• 2.1.6.B.3 - Create a daily balanced nutritional meal plan based on nutritional content,value, calories, and cost.• 2.1.8.B.1 - Analyze how culture, health status, age, and eating environment influencepersonal eating patterns and recommend ways to provide nutritionalbalance.• 2.1.12.B.3 - Analyze the unique contributions of each nutrient class (fats,carbohydrates, protein, water, vitamins, and minerals) to one’s health.
Flickr this website gives a complete summary of what Flickr is allabouthttp://www.flickr.com/about/Google Images – “Flickr” provides excellent snapshots used fordirectionsGoogle Images: FlickrRichardson, Will. (2010) Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other PowerfulWeb Tools for Classrooms. “Ch. 7 – Fun with Flickr”. 101-109.Shelly, G., Gunter, G., Gunter, R. (2011) Teachers DiscoveringComputers “Ch. 3 – Software for Educators”. 99-152.State Standards provides the NJCCCS standards for each projecthttp://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/