Congrats you have made it to week 3! You now know how to embed and you have a blog! AWE-SOME! Embedding will play a major role in your Web 2.0 journey. Learn it now and it will save you tons of time! It’s as simple as copy and paste. If you need additional help on embedding please go back to the tutorial from Week 2 Thing 3.
This week we will focus on photos and images in the Web 2.0 world. Flickr and Picasa have changed the way we organize and share photos. If you have never explored these tools and you take digital pictures you really need to register for these great library managers. As a social network for family and friends or to chart your adventures around the world they are worth the play time.
If you have time use your Google Account to register for Picasa and play around with the features. It is really great and I use it at home to share albums with friends and also as a professional tool.
If you don’t have time to play, watch the brief tutorial above to learn about Picasa and how it can benefit you personally and professionally.
Think about how we capture images and how methods have changed over time. Cameras have progressed from big, clumsy and sensitive to small, sleek and durable. Hey, there are even underwater digital cameras you can afford and the picture quality is superb! That is phenomenal. Cameras can be found on computers, phones, other hand held devices and come in all shapes and sizes. Pictures are more accessible than ever with the technology we have today.
Since this media is easy, accessible and (this is the biggie...)affordable…How can we use digital photographs with our students? Go to Discovery Education and go through some classroom applications for digital cameras. Post one idea with the group and comment on how you could modify it with curriculum here on the Junkie Blog. Feel free to post other feelings, reactions or additional comments to other’s posts. We are here to collaborate!