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This power point was created at the Leesburg Public Library in 2008. It takes teens through advanced search skills and creating a piece of creative writing to post along with a photo on

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  1. 1. October 1, 2008 Leesburg Public Library FLiCktiOn
  2. 2. What is Flicktion ? <ul><li>It all started with some doorbells. </li></ul><ul><li>A man took pictures of interesting doorbells and made up stories about people that live in the apartments </li></ul><ul><li>He posted his story with the picture online at Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Other people started making up stories for pictures </li></ul><ul><li>“ Flicktion” combines flickr and fiction together </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Flickr is a free photo sharing site that has a few special features which include: </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging images with keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Geotagging images with their location </li></ul><ul><li>Groups – For photo sets with themes </li></ul><ul><li>Friends – to watch people who’s photos you like </li></ul><ul><li>Favorites – to save photos you like and let people know you like it </li></ul><ul><li>Comments – Add details about a photo or just comment on it </li></ul>
  4. 4. A little practice before we begin <ul><li>Open an internet browser and go to </li></ul><ul><li>Also open a word processing program like Microsoft Word </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the elements of a short story: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SETTING </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PLOT </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CONFLICT </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CHARACTER </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>POINT OF VIEW </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>THEME </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. A few points about the advanced search options. Before you practice searching
  6. 6. Full text will search the title and description of the photos and return more results. Searching for tags only will only search in the key words assigned to each photo. This option will return less search results but they maybe more relevant.
  7. 7. Selecting “safe search on” will filter out some inappropriate search results.
  8. 8. Selecting creative commons ensure that the creator of the photo does not mind sharing the photo with you for other creative projects like Flickr. Always give the photographer credit for their photo.
  9. 9. Now Practice Search for a location <ul><li>Search for a city you would like to visit </li></ul><ul><li>Select “most interesting” on the search results page </li></ul><ul><li>Select a picture to use from the first page of results </li></ul><ul><li>Study it closing and let you mind wander </li></ul>
  10. 10. Look at your picture for the answers <ul><li>SETTING </li></ul><ul><li>PLOT </li></ul><ul><li>CONFLICT </li></ul><ul><li>CHARACTER </li></ul><ul><li>POINT OF VIEW </li></ul><ul><li>THEME </li></ul>Type out some of these answer
  11. 11. Next step is to post your story <ul><li>If you do not have a yahoo ID you will need to create one to post you story. </li></ul><ul><li>You do not have to post your story but half the fun is letting other people read your work and make comments </li></ul><ul><li>If you do post your story add the tag “flicktion” to the image </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about perfecting your story </li></ul>
  12. 12. Some more practice <ul><li>Try again. Search for another picture, this time ask yourself what animal would you be? </li></ul><ul><li>You might not get the results you expected but that makes it more interesting. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Write as many or as few as you like. Here are some more questions to try: <ul><li>Search by date. What pictures were taken on your birthday? </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures taken before 10/4/1997 and after 10/5/1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Search for a time. What time is it right now? Ex. 3:48 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Search for a famous event or person. </li></ul><ul><li>Average people post their photos of things we only see on television this may give you a different perspective </li></ul><ul><li>*Remember: Not all the pictures you see are real . Some are illustrations or have been changed to be an artistic expression. </li></ul>