Creative Commons High Resolution Images on Flickr

Part of the new Presentation tips series

Since 1994 I have been presenting frequently in competitions, conferences, webinars, and virtual conferences. By the end of this year, I will have created over 50 presentations on PowerPoint and Prezi. I have learned a lot of short cuts and have found some great resources that may be of value for your presentations. I know that not many of us have time to spare in creating amazing presentations or some of us just need some advice. Therefore, I am starting a new series where I will be sharing presentation tips.

Part of education transformation is sharing what works in our teaching and how we help motivate our students. Presenting is part of this sharing of resources. Hopefully, these tips will help you motivate your audiences and help save you time.

Flickr High Resolution Images

One of my favorite resources for Creative Common high resolution images is Flickr. Register for free or through your Yahoo account. This video will help you find Creative Common images for commercial and non-commercial uses.

I often adapt images that are under a Creative Commons 3.0 license, which is the updated version of the 2.0 license. Here are a few ways to quickly find CC 3.0 licensed images to use on Flickr:

Some of My CC Quotes Slides

Enjoy these slides. I will be adding more to my quotes set regularly. These are the small versions but click on the image to grab larger images for your blog, video, or presentation.

Plato Kind quote Flickr

Alive quote Flickr

Beauty Confuscius Plato

G Couros quote Flickr

Dr Seuss Brains quote Flickr

You might also enjoy these great presentation tips in this SlideShare:

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Challenge:

Use these images to save some time on your next presentation.

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What Creative Commons Flickr group or photographer do you enjoy?

In the next post of this series I will share my favorite websites to find hi-resolution stock photos.

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Goal: Start an Adventure

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 3

One of my long-term goals is to create new adventures for myself! For the past six months, I have been through some amazing journeys and met some amazing people, because I said yes and participated! These include traveling to Paris, Berlin, and Poland for conferences and meeting my Personal Learning Network (PLN) face-to-face. Saying, “Yes!” has resulted in many opportunities I never knew existed and I have learned so much. Everyone has something to offer and the way social media works is you have to participate and volunteer. Many of my family members thought I was crazy to do this, but now they are extremely supportive and joke of living vicariously through me.

Start Your Adventure

Several projects, including this challenge have surfaced. To complete this task, just join one! The challenges are free. Here are a few I recently joined:

Challenge:

Start an adventure by signing-up for at least one course, marathon, challenge, and so forth!

You may want to subscribe for FREE to receive regular updates!

This is goal 3 of this series! If you’d like to join the challenge, please read this post!

Don’t forget to leave a comment that you accomplished this goal using the hashtag #30Goals!

What other challenges have you read about?


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Cool Sites: PicApps, DocVerse, Sketchcast…

Group of office workers gathered around colleague's workstation

I found several cool educational tools from Ziipa! My goal is to post this weekly series regularly on Saturdays so you can test these tools out. However, you can get access to these fantastic websites as soon as I find them by connecting with me on Google reader!

PicApp Images

I found the picture above on PicApp, which allows any blogger to find quality pics and embed them easily! I took only a minute to select, edit, and embed the image. The best part is that you do not have to attribute the picture, which saves bloggers time. Moreover, you can use the editing tools on the website and receive the embed code to copy and paste. The website uses the small gallery icon to advertise, which is hardly noticeable. The majority of the images are high quality, but I recommend choosing the creative option versus the editorial to save even more time.

DocVerse: Collaborate on MS Office Documents

Ever want to collaborate on a PowerPoint, Excel, or Word document? Now you can for free with DocVerse. Currently, you can only download on a Windows system, but you can share the link to the document with a Mac user. There are more cool features, such as commenting and the ability to share with non-Office users. I suggest giving this a software a try!

Sketchcast: Draw

Have your students draw, add text, and use voice with Sketchcast!  You have to register, but the service is free. I wish the site would add an easy search engine and the site seems to go down at times and is temperamental with a Mac. When the tool works, it is great for all students and English language learners. Students can draw in several different colors, add text, narrate the drawing, and embed it into a wiki or blog! One way to use Sketchcast is to have students create a sketch and use adjectives to help another student guess what the object is.

Blurtt: Send Postcards!

Do you have your students write and mail letters to the White House or a celebrity like Oprah? If you do, then you will love Blurtt, which allows the user to mail a postcard made online directly to politicians, movie stars, family, or friends for a very low fee. You can have the students create postcards for Obama congratulating him on his Nobel Peace Prize and directly mail them for a low cost. Use this with caution, though, because I found a few postcards that had inappropriate writing.

Google Maps + Flickr= MapFlickr

Use MapFlickr to create your own Google Map with pictures from your Flickr account. I can see students using this to visually show trips they took or they can mark all the places they have lived. All students can mark the places they have been on one map and post this on a wiki!

Cameroid: Take Silly Photos

If you have a webcam on your school computers, then your students can take silly photos with Cameroid. The service is very easy to use with several backdrops, frames, and effects.

Even More Cool Links

For more great finds, please visit Ozge Karaoglu’s Faves of the Week series!

Challenge:

Use one of the tools! Leave a comment if you found the tip useful!

You may want to subscribe to receive regular updates, leave a quick comment of how one of these tools helped you, tweet this, or share this series with your Personal Learning Network (PLN) through your RSS reader or Delicious account.


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