Sunday, January 31, 2010
I found Flickr to be very easy to use. When I first went to the site, I realized I had set up an account 2 years ago, but never used it! I wasn't aware of the copyright issues with the different pictures. So, reading and learning about the different licenses was very helpful.
Also, I had no idea how Flickr could be used as a resource in a classroom, besides obtaining pictures. The article that described how a teacher used Flickr in an architecture class was very informative.
I chose a picture of a bat by edwindejongh for several reasons. First of all, I needed to stick with my "vampire" theme. LOL! So, I figured I could use the image in a study of animal adaptations. Students seem to be fascinated with bats, as well. Using this picture, students can compare/contrast the bats adaptations to those of other animals.