10 Fab Flickr Groups for Teachers
Jun03

10 Fab Flickr Groups for Teachers

Tom Barrett yesterday tweeted a link to another excellent “Interesting Ways” presentation: 28 Interesting Images to use in the Classroom. This got me thinking about one of my favourite sources of images, the Flickr website, and how many amazing images there are on there. Many of which are able to be used by teachers under a creative commons licence. One of the great things about Flickr is the social aspect with Flickr...

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Top 100 Astronomy Images
Oct09

Top 100 Astronomy Images

The European Southern Observatory has just posted their Top 100 Images online. Science teachers should definitely check it out! Each of the images is displayed as a taster thumbnail, and each links to a page with more information and larger versions of the image. If you are looking for “wow” images to use in lessons, or just want some different desktop backgrounds, then go take a look:...

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Blitz Resources from History Pin
Sep09

Blitz Resources from History Pin

Seventy years ago this month the Blitz began. It started with the bombing of London for 76 consecutive nights, and soon cities and towns across Britain were suffering attacks, from Aberdeen to Coventry, from Birmingham to Hull. Many homes, high streets and famous landmarks were dramatically altered by the bombings, in some cases beyond recognition. By the end of May 1941, more than a million homes had been destroyed or damaged in...

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Bad Maths on Flickr
Sep05

Bad Maths on Flickr

Inspired by a trip to Tescos recently where I saw this special offer, and by the Atrocious Apostrophe’s flickr group for all those instances of terrible punctuation, I decided to set up the Bad Maths Flickr group. The aim is to collate any examples of bad maths out there in the real world. These images can then be used in maths lessons with students, getting them to spot the errors. It’s a fledgling group, but hopefully...

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Vancouver 2010 Photographs
Feb23

Vancouver 2010 Photographs

I love Canada, I love the Olympics, and I love The Big Picture website. So when you get all three combined, it’s just fantastic The Big Picture have produced 45 excellent photographs from week 1 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Some of these would be excellent to use in Science lessons to illustrate forces and friction, but also obvious links to PE. Some of this images are just awesome, would make great discussion points...

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Spice up images with Big Huge Labs
Jan10

Spice up images with Big Huge Labs

If you’re bored with the usual images and want to add some special effects to your pictures, then check out Big Huge Labs. This site provides hundreds of different filters than can be applied to your photos to add many different special effects. You can give the site access to your Flickr or Facebook photo albums, or just upload images for it to work on. For example – turn one of your images into a stamp. Or a piece of pop...

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Creative Commons Image Sources for your IWB
Oct28

Creative Commons Image Sources for your IWB

You can’t beat a powerful image to add punch to your lesson. Whether you want something to put up to draw questions from the class or just to add extra emphasis to a presentation. I’ve written about this before – and linked to a few good sources of images such as The Big Picture. To help find creative commons images, there are several tools now which will let you search Flickr for CC images. My Favourite is FlickrCC...

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Stupeflix – Easy Video Slideshows
May09

Stupeflix – Easy Video Slideshows

Stupeflix is a new site that lets you turn images into video slideshows in the same way that Animoto does. It’s currently in Beta and while you can create videos for free it looks like there may be a charge in future. You can add images by copying and pasting the image URLs froma site such as Flickr, or by uploading images. You can’t (at present) pull images in from a Flickr photoset in the same way as Animoto can....

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Helix Nebula
Feb26

Helix Nebula

This is such an awesome photo, I just wanted to point you towards it. Certainly would provoke awe and wonder on the IWB. View the full version here. More amazing space images from the ESO website here....

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