Category Archives: Photos

Photo sources for the classroom

    Richard Byrne of Free Tech for Teachers has updated his handy chart of reliable photo sources to use with students. Personally, I love pixabay, but it is fairly easy to find photos you might not want younger students to … Continue reading

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Google Open Gallery

I’d forgotten that several months ago I’d requested an invite to test Google’s Open Gallery service. It’s the software that powers Google’s Art Project,  Historic Moments and World Wonders projects.  As of December 2013 it is being made available to anyone, though you do still have to apply … Continue reading

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Jetpack Carousel

Just a quick test of the updated Carousel slide show feature in Jetpack.  Click on any thumbnail to go to the Carousel powered slide show.  Carousel turns any standard WordPress photo gallery into a full screen, easy to browse slide … Continue reading

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FlickrCC for Creative Commons photos

I love using flickrCC to search for Creative Commons licensed photos on flickr. It’s faster and simpler than the advanced search on flickr itself. But I had blindly not noticed that they have incorporated Aviary photo editing as an option … Continue reading

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HistoryPin: Maps, Photos and Stories

I’m getting delightfully lost in the HistoryPin website. Old photos, layered on top of Google Maps and stories to go with them – all things that I love to explore. What is HistoryPin? The site invites the public to dig … Continue reading

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SimpleViewer Photo Gallery

SimpleViewer creates elegant photo galleries for spiffing up your web sites. The galleries can be standalone pages or embedded in other pages. But what has me excited is the WordPress plugin. The SimpleViewer plugin adds a little button to the  … Continue reading

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