How I Use It
Flickr allows its user to upload their photos and share them with the world. It is user friendly, easy to upload pictures and find them too. YOu can upload your pictures from any device with a simple click and drag motion. It is a free and paid website with a certain amount of storage per month depending on your membership. Paid subscribers are eligible for an unlimited amount of storage. Your memberships provides your own Web page and complete with personalized URL. The privacy setting allows you to choose who you would like to share your digital media with, family, friends, or the public. My students share their photos by sending the link via Edmodo because they do not have an email, but older students could share them using their personal emails. Students learn to tag their pictures in order for other users to find what they need. In addition, students can create a photo stream or view photo streams from other users to find resources. Great resource to teach students how to search for pictures label for reuse or public domain. Flickr has the Creative Commons license which means you can share the images with your classroom without breaking copyright laws.
Cons: Teachers have to be careful about students searching freely the site because some questionable material pops on. Probably best to use with high school students. Sometimes it takes a long time to load.
Pros: Great source to understand the Creative Common license, finding resources on public domain, and great tool for researching material for different subjects. Photo editor has filters and correction tools, helping you eliminate cosmetic flaws. There is a help forum to post questions and read answers.The FAQ helps you with basic information about how to navigate the site, how to share, organize and view pictures etc. Flickr has an App that facilitates photo uploading and sharing.