Flickrstorm – easy search for creative commons photos

Tonight I’ve been sourcing a picture to use for a slide that is going towards a collaborative presentation stemming from our Powerful Learning Practice cohort.  Darren Kuropatwa, our community leader, got the ball rolling (excuse the pun!), for Presentation Tennis.  We’re creating a slide deck using google docs (their presentation option) and creating contrasting slides to represent “Teaching well”. When it’s completed it will be uploaded to slideshare and part two of the challenge will begin. One of the challenges is to find images with a creative commons licence that can be used  giving attribution to the creator.

For my effort tonight I went to Flickrstorm. This is a great site for finding quality images that can be used legally giving attribution to the creator. When you reach the site click on ‘advanced’ and a drop down box enables that gives you options for creative commons pictures and the different licences they hold. See below screenshot;

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David Jakes has a really helpful wiki where he explains many new technologies.  He speaks of flickrstorm when he is presenting about digital storytelling.  I’m sure you would find information about flickrstorm there if you were looking for more detail. David has recorded a screencast that is available on TeacherTube. It won’t embed here so you’ll have to click the link to view it.

And just for the record, here is the slide I created tonight.

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(Day 108-365 Year 2 by flickrstorm user thp365 )

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4 responses to “Flickrstorm – easy search for creative commons photos

  1. I used to use FlickrStorm but now use Compfight because it is quicker and loads more photos.

    However wish I had remembered it for the post I had just written about Flickr because being able to add photos to your tray with FlickrStorm is a good feature,

    • jennylu

      Thanks for that Sue. I haven’t seen Compfight so I’ll have to check that one out. Good advice as alwayscoming from you Sue. Much appreciated. :-)

  2. Wow! That slide sent a shiver up my spine. Great use of flickrstorm too.

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