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William M Flickr & Photobucket Twt


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William M Flickr & Photobucket Twt

  1. 1. Flickr and Photobucket Web 2.0 comes to photos and digital images
  2. 2. Isn’t it true that a picture is worth a thousand words? Especially to our digital natives? <ul><li>I headed off that glistening morning in my car, as the sun beckoned from the clouds. I was here at last, County Kerry, Ireland, heading off to Macgillycuddy reeks, crested bastions looming in the horizon, sentinals to Western Ireland. I had been waiting so long to see these verdant green meadows, hobbled stone walls, and the majestic peaks where my forefathers once roamed and called their own. Light danced on the visions before me, entrancing me to head further. I could still taste the country breakfast I had so eagerly devoured a short while ago, prepared by Mrs. Fitzgerald at the bed and breakfast I had sleepily found the night before by chance. Nothing would spoil this glorious day, all is well, all is at peace. </li></ul><ul><li>I am anxiously awaiting the sights I will see around the next bend in the road… </li></ul><ul><li>You get the idea!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Now you try it <ul><li>Write a story or a description of what is occurring in the photograph. Be creative and expand your imagination. Play with it, see how many words it may take to express what the photo does in one image! </li></ul>The author entitled this photo – “Devil Cat”
  4. 4. What we need are tools to use photos and images in our classrooms, instead of always the written and spoken word… <ul><li>Well, here are two tools that you might find really useful for your personal and professional life- </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr & Photobucket </li></ul>
  5. 5. What exactly do Flickr & Photobucket do? <ul><li>They are both free photo management and sharing applications allowing you to view publicly posted photos from around the world and upload your own photos (and videos) </li></ul><ul><li>With your own photos, you control who gets to see them </li></ul><ul><li>You can organize your photos by sets, collections, and tags </li></ul><ul><li>Using a number of different filters, you can share photos with friends, private groups and public groups </li></ul>
  6. 6. The level of interaction may vary <ul><li>You can use to access photos of subjects taken by others and generally use them in your web pages, blogs, and wikis subject to the “fair use” doctrine </li></ul><ul><li>Searches can be done by subject or tags which are short descriptive phrases associated with the photo </li></ul>
  7. 7. But the real beauty in Flickr and Photobucket is in the sharing… <ul><li>First, you can add contacts, people whom you know, and see the photos and images they have uploaded into the program </li></ul><ul><li>You can further designate these people as “friends” or “family” within the contacts category and even be notified by e-mail if they post images </li></ul>
  8. 8. A nice flickr image
  9. 9. She’s imprisoned by <ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Conventional Web 1.0 limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Uninspired students </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling overwhelmed and stressed </li></ul>
  10. 10. Aside over, you can use the programs as a photo sharing wiki <ul><li>Once a member of the site, you can click the “groups” tab and join a “common” public group sharing a common interest, a “private” public group by invitation only, or </li></ul><ul><li>You can create a private group by invitation only </li></ul><ul><li>When you create a group, you are automatically made its first administrator, and you can designate other group members as moderators and regulate group procedures and rules </li></ul>
  11. 11. If you are a member of the group, you can <ul><li>Add your own photos to the group pool </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in an included discussion board for talking among group members </li></ul><ul><li>Press a “Send to the Group” button on any public photo, found between the photo title and the photo, to forward the image to the group </li></ul><ul><li>Add tags, notes, and comments to any photo </li></ul><ul><li>The same as a wiki for the written word… </li></ul>
  12. 12. What are some of the other cool features? <ul><li>Flickr allows uploading of photos and videos via a Flickr Uploadr, the upload tab on the web page, e-mail, and by cameraphone with e-mail capable phones </li></ul><ul><li>You can organize your photos any way you like </li></ul><ul><li>You can set up an easy transfer function for your blog through the site and then hit the “blog this”button on top of the photo or video to send to the blog </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr maintains a blog offering great content and tips which you can access on the site </li></ul><ul><li>Photobucket offers free tools for making slideshows of photos or videos with musical background (not Flickr) </li></ul><ul><li>Share where your photos were taken on a worldwide map and search for photos taken in certain locations </li></ul><ul><li>You can create prints, cards, photo-books, DVD’s, and a host of things from your photos </li></ul><ul><li>Merge different people’s photos or videos from an event, by posting photos, creating a private group and inviting people from the event, and then communally posting everyone’s photos </li></ul>
  13. 13. And of course, <ul><li>You remember Dr. S.’s Flickr badge on the front page of the Moodle site – it’s easy to create one yourself on the site. You just designate the group of photos comprising the badge, hit a few tabs, and voila! </li></ul><ul><li>Take a look at mine on my blog, . </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s the link for the page creating a flickr badge, </li></ul><ul><li> , save it, we’ll come back to it later! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Here is my link to my flickr photo page http:// /
  15. 15. So how do I start? <ul><li>Experiment with both sites if you wish, and , though I chose because it appeared to be a little more collaborative and versatile </li></ul><ul><li>You need a Yahoo ID, create one if you don’t have one, then create your own page and profile </li></ul><ul><li>Upload 10 photos to start, and try to organize them into one or two sets using the organize tab </li></ul>
  16. 16. Then: <ul><li>Have your group members join </li></ul><ul><li>as well, individually </li></ul><ul><li>Once everyone has joined, one member should create a private group corresponding to your class groups, and invite other group members to join </li></ul><ul><li>Share 4 photos each with the group </li></ul>
  17. 17. Each group member should <ul><li>Pick one photo uploaded by another group member and place a discussion post on the page discussing it </li></ul><ul><li>Place a note on one photo </li></ul><ul><li>Place a comment beneath one photo </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the help tab for information on commonly asked questions and member blog posts responding to questions </li></ul>
  18. 18. Finally… <ul><li>Go to the “Explore” tab on top of your personal page and find two public photos of interest which you will send to favorites by clicking button on the top left corner of photo </li></ul><ul><li>Find one photo to send directly to your blog, following instructions to set up blog forwarding and clicking on tab on top of photo </li></ul>
  19. 19. How does this look about now? <ul><li>Photo from Flickr public photos </li></ul>
  20. 20. Or maybe this? <ul><li>Same, photo from Flickr public photos </li></ul>
  21. 21. So now go back to your classrooms and use Flickr or Photobucket <ul><li>You and your students: </li></ul><ul><li>Take and upload your own photos </li></ul><ul><li>Add tags to your photos, surf public photos by tags </li></ul><ul><li>Search public photos and save favorites </li></ul><ul><li>Organize your photos into sets and collections </li></ul><ul><li>Form groups and share photos/sets (wiki style) </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the photos among your groups </li></ul><ul><li>Post photos to your blogs and incorporate imagery into your blog reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Use photos and images daily in class </li></ul>