Monday, January 28, 2008
#6 Flickr fun, mashups, and 3rd party sites
I did some fiddling with Flickr tonight and got this montage using the tag "schoollibrary" and I did some doodling with the tool at retrievr and found this adorable stuffed knitted doll. Now I just need to find the pattern she used! :D
I also used fd's flickrtools to create the "trading card" to the right. These are my kids and I always like to show them off. The trading card format is pretty cool. I can tell that my son would love to have something like this created and I may just do something with an existing picture to create custom valentines for his school swap this year. What a fun way to share a picture with family and friends.
As for a way to use this in my library, I can envision using this to create reader trading cards or blogger cards for the students who participate in our student book discussion blog. I imagine they could then be printed and given to the students as bookmarks or awards. I need to begin to think about ways to use my digital camera and promote my library. I wonder if something like this could be incorporated into our LSL grant proposal to help fund a printer, camera and card stock. There's always something more we can do to promote reading in our libraries--but would this truly motivate my students? More food for thought, as always!