I will explore media sharing in order to create, publish, store, and share media using flickr.
In a post about Banned Website Awareness Day Neilsen (2011) writes that one of the things we
need to do to prepare our students for the future is move from standardized textbook learning to
personal network learning using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Blogs. Past
experience with student requests for images indicate an ongoing interest in digital media.
Student access to digital photographs through the use of personal devices and online searches
would be more effective using online storage which allows access at a variety of locations with
an internet connection. Maintaining an online digital photo album for professional and personal
digital photos, and video permits me to organize and store photos easily and safely. Albums for
professional and personal use could be shared with my global community. In his blog,
Jakes (2006) lists classroom uses of flickr including “presentations, slide shows, virtual field
trips, documentation of events, and writing prompts”. My experience with flickr has been
I felt frustration at the time it took to prepare and upload photos and my lack of experience lead
me to create a Voicethread instead of a flickr slide show. Successful creation of an online
album and an embedded flickr slideshow of my paintings will demonstrate my learning.