Finding photos to use in the classroom can be challenging — there are so many options out there, so how do you narrow it down to what’s useful?
Watch above as SimpleK12’s Teacher Learning Community Trainer Monica Burns shares how to discover top-notch photos using Flickr.
Flickr – almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. – About Flickr
Monica explains how to navigate and use The Commons area of Flickr, a special area of the website that features photographs licensed for public use. Learn how to filter through the gallery of photos to find images that meet your specific licensing needs. For example, discover images that you can use as-is, images you may modify, or images you may use for commercial purposes.
Now that you have a resource for finding photos, you might be interested to learn a few ways to integrate photographs into student projects. Take a look at this training session, Interactive Multimedia Graphics for Teaching and Learning. This session covers a digital tool that provides users with the ability to turn any image into a multimedia rich interactive graphic. Add video, images, audio, and links to any content on the web. This free tool allows students and teachers to pack a lot of content into a small space, making it a great option for digital projects for students and teachers alike.
Have you used Flickr in the classroom before? Let us know how things turned out in a comment on this article.
About Our “Finding Photos” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.
About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.