Images make the blog. A good image often says more than the carefully crafted words the writer has used to convey their message.
I know of (and use) various ways to present images in blogs; however, I only recently realised that I haven’t always demonstrated best practice in regards to publishing images on A Relief Teacher’s Journey.
Learning about Creative Commons
In December 2010, I engaged in some wide-reading about Creative Commons copyright regulations, and quickly changed my blogging practice in response.
After I belatedly realised that my past use of images hadn’t been strictly legal, I made a conscious effort to use legally available images (from Flickr CC) to represent / support my blog posts. Over the next few months, I will revise some of my older posts to ensure their compliance with the copyright regulations which (do actually) apply to the Internet!
Flickr CC Image: 'Rodeo Beach - Marin Headlands'
So, where to from here?
I’m not going to write a lengthy post about Creative Commons, nor am I going to present a series of tips for the effective use of CC images, sounds, etc. in blog posts. I know for a fact that others can do this better than I can, and many already have – see Sue Waters’ excellent “how to” post: Enhancing Blog Posts with Images.
No, I think I’ll provide a few handy links for ‘creative commons savvy’ educators, and publish a few of my PhotoStory™ presentations (2008-2009) which demonstrate the power of images for telling a story.
Let me know what you think.
My Diigo Links – CC Resources
PhotoStory Presentations – Crusin’ (http://youtube.com/mgraffin)