Thursday, August 6, 2009


Ok, well the setting up of flickr was an annoying process because you need a yahoo ID and i only have a hotmail one, so i had to sign up to yahoo and make an email address (that wasn't already taken) and a password i would remember. Why can't all these learning tools work through all email networks?? It would save us a lot of time and would save our memory.

Right, back to flickr, i have uploaded 2 pictures of my cane paddock being burnt at the beginning of July. I also added a friend, but was unable to add their pictures to my blog. In the classroom this could be a great tool to use to change the appearance of photos, add text to photos, then make into slideshows. Students could also focus on a particular topic and use flickr to show information through pictures and this could go towards their assessment item. I believe that Flickr is a visual and engaging activity for students which they will enjoy. Kearnsley & Shneiderman's Engagement Theory state that, "technology provides an electronic learning mileux that fosters the kind of creativity and communication needed to nourish engagement" (Kearnsley & Shneiderman, 1999). The possibilities for using flickr in the classroom are endless and could be very beneficial for students to be involved in to enhance their skills in technology.

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