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Your task is the explore the popular photo sharing site Flickr that allows you to upload photos, share them with others, tag and make notes on pictures.


  • Go to Flickr and create a free account if you haven't already (note: you can sign into Flickr with a Yahoo account or a Google account if you have one of these)
  • Search for pictures uploaded from the Smithsonian Archives
  • Search for pictures that are licensed for free reuse under a Creative Commons License
  • Upload 3 pictures (if you don't have pictures to upload Hans & Eric can help you)
  • Comment on 3 pictures
  • Add a note to a picture


During the share out and Q&A be prepared to discuss the following questions:
  • What tasks did you accomplish?
  • How you think this tool might be useful to you as an educator?
  • How might this tool be useful to you in the classroom?