Ideas for using FlickR in education

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Other ideas:
  • Student portfolios - see some suggestions
  • Project portfolios
  • Step by step guides - Create a set to cover a process from start to finish, and add a description of the process
  • Virtual field trips
    FlickR’s world map – go to and click on explore, click on link to a map of the world,
    Add geotags to images from field trips etc
  • Set up individual student accounts. Project images are assigned to a Group Pool managed by the academic
  • Set up student individual wikis or wiki pages, or blogs to document process and progress through a project. Images from FlickR can be used to illustrate developments.
  • Have students use the description area of a selected image to describe image, process, reflections etc
  • Share photos within a course, college, community or network
  • For work with English language students - i.e. stimulate discussions on countries of origin and cultural style etc
  • World issues - a map for students - i.e. making it seem like more than a map by using photos and linking to real-life images
  • Excursions and field trips - FlickR your activities using a Group Pool
  • Use FlickR for student profiles - students share images of selves, where they live etc
  • Use in medicine for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes -
  • Math Assignment: With resulting FlickR photos relating to this math assignment.
  • Build mosaics of discipline related/ topical images
  • Use as writing prompts - using comments or another space such as a blog
  • Visual arguments for and against - select an image, have teams respond to a viewpoint
  • 10 x 10 - - "an interactive exploration of the words and pictures that define the time. The result is an often moving, sometimes shocking, occasionally frivolous, but always fitting snapshot of our world. Every hour, 10x10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale, and presents them as a single image, taken to encapsulate that moment in time."

Relevant Groups to explore

The aim of FlickR Commons is show you hidden treasures in the world's public photography archives, and to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer.

Guide to using FlickR in Education: