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GradesK to 12
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Want a slicker way of finding creative commons pictures (pictures you are ALLOWED to use without copyright problems, simply by giving credit)? Compfight searches flickr pictures and...more
Want a slicker way of finding creative commons pictures (pictures you are ALLOWED to use without copyright problems, simply by giving credit)? Compfight searches flickr pictures and finds those that can be used in other activities and projects. Enter text or tags, and compfight does the rest, providing thumbnail images for you to choose from.
In the ClassroomUsers need to be able to use good search terms to find the best pictures possible as well as knowing where to save images on their computer. Be sure users know that credit must still be given to the person who took the picture and their name must appear wherever the image is used. Be sure to use Compfight correctly by changing the settings at the top. For students using images, it is recommended that the word "only" appears next to Creative Commons, the word "On" for Seek Original, and the word "On" for Safe Search. An image showing these settings can be found here.
Use in the classroom any time that an image is needed for projects, even if it is not put on a website for others to see. Be sure students are aware that any time another person's image is used, they must give full credit for it, even if that owner cannot see it. Student groups can use Compfight to collectively find the best image to use for a project. Have students create a multimedia presentation using Voicethread reviewed here. Voicethread allows users to narrate their collection of pictures. For example, students studying renewable energy can use compfight to find images of various renewable energy sources, then explain them on Voicethread. Teachers can collect images for use on their interactive whiteboard for sorting activities (monocots and dicots, producers and consumers, etc).