Connecticut’s 23 Things

A Learning 2.0 Program

Week 7: Photos & Images

Posted by kabery on November 30, 2009

Where can I find images on the internet?

is the fastest growing photo sharing site on the web and is known as one of the first websites to use keyword “tags” (we learned about tags in Week 4) to create associations and connections between photos and users of the site.


Is it legal for me to use images from the internet?  What is Creative Commons?

From Wikipedia: Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.[1] The organization has released several copyright licenses known as Creative Commons licenses. These licenses allow creators to easily communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of other creators. Each entry in flickr will include a statement concerning use.


How are libraries using flickr?

Library of Congress Photos on Flickr


How is the State Library using Flickr?

The photograph collage at the bottom of the Museum homepage is Flickr based

Middletown Library Service Center has photo’s of many of their puppets! Click on the slideshow option near the top of the page for easier viewing.


Playing with images

Flickr, along wih many other web 2.0 sites encourages other people to build their own online applications using images on their sites, or by allowing you to import your own images. Web applications that take features from one application and mash it with another are called “mashups”.  Below are some examples of these sites, or click to discover more mashups, web apps, and Flickr tools.

We created these images using free online photo editors (Lunapic and Picnik).  Lot’s of options. It’s amazing!


Spelling with flickr images

Check out this site that uses flickr images to spell:


Creating comics with images

Comiqs lets users create and share their comic-style stories


Note: Photo posting etiquette

When posting identifiable photos of other people especially minors, it is advisable to get the person’s permission before posting their photo in a publicly accessible place like Flickr.  Never upload pictures that weren’t taken by you (unless you have the photographers consent) and always give credit when requested.


Learning Activities

1.Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image hosting site.  Search for your home town or public library, or just “library” and discover photos from around the world. Discover an interesting image that you want to blog about. Be sure to include either a link to the image or, if you create a Flickr account, you can use Flickr’s blogging tool to add the image in your post. Another option you have for including images in your post is to use Blogger’s photo upload tool.

2.Using your digital camera, create a flickr account and upload some photos of your facility.  Remember to add a tag for “ABC Library” and mark it “public” so we can all find them.

3.Have some  fun and discover some Flickr mashups & 3rd party sites.

Considerations for your blog this week:  Blog about some images you found, link to some you may have edited. Were you surprised at what you found in Flickr? Is your public library using flickr? What were your favorite mashups?   What applications can you imagine for flickr and photo editing at your library?


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One Response to “Week 7: Photos & Images”

  1. kabery said

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