Monday, October 20, 2008

Annotating Flickr

For those not using Flickr in your classroom, you are missing out on a great tool. Photosharing in the classroom isn't just for a photography class; it helps with visual literacy, a 21st century skill applicable in all areas.

One of the greatest uses of Flickr is the notes tool. Not only can you identify who can see your photos, you can also identify who can notate your photo through the privacy settings.

Once a person has permission, the can click on the "Add notes" tab at the top. Next, they are set to define the boundary and add a note.

Want students to identify countries on a map? How about identify presidents from a composite photo? Perhaps label the appliances in a kitchen? Or identify the parts of a flower? Flickr allows for a limitless set of possibilities.

Image citation:
Abbey_evan. (2008, July 8). Parts of the flower. Abbey_evan's photostream. Retrieved October 21, 2008 from

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