Today I have investigated Flickr which is a website for saving and editing photos. It took some time for me to find my way around the website and then choose a photo to post to my blog. The one I chose makes me feel relaxed and also brings me back to reality as these poor creatures are under threat of extinction. :-( Often I get so caught up with the GDLT course I forget about other important issues going on in the world around us.
I found it difficult to work out how best to incorporate this photo and I am still not happy with the way I did this... However, I do not have the time at the moment to keep experimenting.
I, like Susan (and Natalie), do not feel comfortable publishing personal photos on a public website like flickr. This stems from an experience with stalker while living in the U.K. some years ago. I will consider uploading scenic photos we have taken whilst on holidays and some photos of our pets.
In the classroom I can see the benefits of using photos from Flickr, especially for science lessons. Many photos relating to evolution and extinction could be found enabling students to "see" what I am teaching. This will help me to engage the students in the lesson content and there would be a student centred focus. The students will be able to find photos for presentations and assignments involving them in their learning and decision making. Using a photo from Flickr at the start of a lesson would provide a "hook" to engage students early on.