Today was the first time that I did a search on Flickr. I have some relatives who post their photos to the site and then send me e-mails with a link to check them out, but I had never looked at random photos on the site. If I have a search, I usually use Google Images, but Thing #5 reminded me of the copyright laws with images. In college, I HATED putting together presentations with images because you always had to include the information about where you got the image on the PowerPoint slides. I attempted to read the information on the Creative Commons page about licenses, but I'm still a little confused. I understand that attribution is going to be the least stringent about copyright and that no derivative works is, "the most restrictive," but am I supposed to be giving some sort of credit to the photos I use from the attributions group? I looked through some of my fellow bloggers' posts and didn't see anyone who had posted a credit. Thoughts, anyone???
I think I could use Flickr in my classroom in at least two different ways. First off, I am DETERMINED to get PhotoStory into my curriculum this year, and Flickr would be a great resource for my students to use when creating their own PhotoStories. Second, I would like to use Flickr to find an interesting photo to put up on the projector and have students create a story to go along with the photo. Now, I'm going to leave you with some images I found about reading, because that is my main goal today. Well, that and to have my electrician hardwire my dining room with electricity for my chandeliers and wait on a window repair man to come fix my front bedroom window which my loving husband destroyed after mowing over a rock in our front yard! Ciao!
(Okay, I got the images on here, but they posted at the beginning of the post, and I don't like where they are! How in the heck do I change this? I've tried a few different things, but I haven't figured it out. If you have some suggestions, please let me know.)