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A Picture Says A Thousand Words

Duncan Hull via Compfight

 

A post looks a lot more interesting if you have included an image, as long as it relates to the topic you are writing about.

But where can you get these images?

I’ll Google it

NO NO NO

Not every image on the web can be used in your blog. You need to find ones that have a creative commons license and then you need to give attribution to the owner of that image somewhere on your post.

What’s attribution?

A note to show that someone else took the photo and they have given you permission to use it.

But how can I know that?

Using the correct images, clip art, music and videos is a very necessary skill for both teachers and students. Sue Waters has written a brilliant post showing how to find images, how to give attribution and how to add them correctly to your blog posts.

Please read this post before doing the work this week.

If you want lots of other activities for using images correctly, check out our post from the March challenge. This includes a couple of videos you could use in class regarding images.

compfight1

If you are using an Edublogs blog, you have a plugin called Compfight. Here is part of the teacher’s post that Sue Waters has written about using this on your blog.

To activate, go to dashboard> plugins> find compfight and click on activate> then go to settings and change to look like mine above – #4 is what I actually change.

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Time now to get to the activities:

Many students mentioned in their About Me posts about their love of family and doing things with them like playing volleyball with cousins, or going camping during summer.  So the activities for this week will need an image included.

Activity 1: Write a post about a favourite time with your family.

Include an image with attribution. If using an actual image of your own family, you need permission from your parents and everyone shown in the image. Make sure you mention in the post that you have permission to use this and maybe that it is copyright to your family so no one else may use it without your family’s permission.

Activity 2: Write a post about a person who has passed away.

Maybe a family member who you have a picture of in your family archives. Or maybe a famous person from your town or country.

Activity 3. Have a relative write a post about their parents or grandparents

They could tell you about their parents/grandparents or you could interview them and ask questions. Find an image of something that was happening in the world during that person’s lifetime. Remember to give attribution.

Widgets

  • Many of you are now starting to get visitors to your blog. They may come from your own country or maybe from overseas.
  • How do you keep a record of that?
  • You add widgets to your blog sidebar. Sue Waters from Edublogs has written a post including 42 widgets including ones mentioning visitors to your blog.

Activity 4. Add at least one new widget to your sidebar and write a post explaining why you chose that particular widget.

Activity 5. What have you learnt about using images on your blog? Write a post, create a poster or video explaining your understanding now.

Activity 6. Write a post in your native language using an image as a prompt. Make sure you have a translate widget on your blog for your visitors to use. Check out the Serbian students linked on this sidebar.

Still got more time?

  1. Visit other blogs either class or student – choose bloggers from other countries, maybe you will start getting some dots on your clustrmap or some flags on your widget.
  2. Look out for another special event post coming soon – lots of creativity for this one.
  3. Check out the magazine on the sidebar – are you featured in there yet?
  4. Also check out the One World Our World magazine – this is where I am flipping the Raise Your Voice posts

Visit these posts from previous weeks which can’t be flipped to our magazine:

Online vs real life – Rachel & Kelly, Walaa, Shay, Isabel, Brianna, Pailyn, Jessica,

Avatars – Miss Brunton’s class,

About me – Kaitlyn, Anthony, Hannah, Elijah, Kaylynn, Jaaron, Emilee, Logan, Cheyanne, Cade, Michael, Chase, Jason, Taylor, Mrs Powers, Autumn, Hailey, Kendall, Brieanna, Zoe, Isabel, Roque, Liam, Grace, Mary Ellen, Caitlyn, Liam,

Commenting guidelines – Lucy used Powtoon to create a video, Mrs McKelvey’s Bloggin’Frogs have created a video, Dinah used bitstrips for her guidelines,

Commenting post – Kataeya, Michael,

Check out the comments on this post: Faithful Leadership students,  Blog action day suggestions

Darcey included a video she created for her RaiseYourVoice post

Raise your voice posts: Mrs Black,  RoybelJoscey, Jared, Jesse,  Isabel, McKayla, Noah, ChloeKathryn, Daniel, Calvin, Dalton,  Larissa, Kaya,  Maddie, Daltin, Ty, Skylar, Nathanial, Alicia, TyW, Addie, Shane, Trae, Shaylee, Amber, Jayden, Kadi, Clove,

Miss W visiting your blogs

Starting next week, I will only be visiting blogs where students or classes have left the URL to the post in a comment with an explanation. If your teacher is moderating your posts, you will need to wait until it has been published before giving me your URL. Check out the difference between a blog URL and a post URL.

Blog URL: http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org

Post URL : http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/2015/10/10/raise-your-voice/

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  1. The most interesting blog to me was “Nature”. I learned a lot from writing that post and it is one of the things that interests me most!

  2. This idea is great. A picture is worth a thousand words. Various pictures in detail show that you actually care about the project and that it lets people understand more what you’re doing or what you like do do. Great job! Come check out our educational bogs @cougarnewsblog.com

  3. How do I read other people’s blogs? i do not know how to follow other people because i do not know any other people on here.

    • G’day Melodious Harmony,
      A couple of ways to find blogs to read. First, in the post I write I often have links to other student or class blogs. Second, in the sidebar is a flipboard magazine you could read with student posts in it. THird up above the header is a list of the students taking part.

  4. Miss W,

    What is the website that provides pictures with attribution as it is time consuming to find pictures randomly with the same properties.

    -Reece
    https://reecemorris112.edublogs.org

  5. HI Miss W,
    Some of my students have finished their posts on Week three: Images. I thought this was a great activity that students would flow into quickly. The students are still working on adding details to their posts. : ) I liked the Creative Common image search cite that you shared. I added it to my library website for easy access for the students to use. I know I enjoy reading your comments as do my studetns. I hope you can visit the published posts for both classes:

    https://kidblog.org/class/mrs-arendts–library-class/posts

    https://kidblog.org/class/mrs-arendts-5r-library-class/posts

    Thank you.

  6. Hello Mrs W,
    I have finished my post for week three – sorry it is a bit late. I really enjoyed doing this because using images is fun. But I have a question how do you get the translate widget into your blog?
    Thanks,
    -Elspeth
    http://bloggingwithelspeth.edublogs.org/2015/11/
    -I think this is the way to do a post URL. Sorry if it isn’t.

  7. Hi Miss W,
    I’ve completed my BAD2015 post and would like you to see it. I feel that for the health and safety of this world, people should stop smoking. I think its awesome that people will get to see what I have to say around the globe and if they’re smokers; think about how their smoking effects everyone. Here’s my BAD2015 post URL:
    http://www.xpress360.net.au/gou19penelope/2015/10/15/bad2015-stop-smoking/

    • G’day Mr Helpern,
      It is also a great way to showcase half a dozen posts each week. But it also makes it easier for visitors to see a variety of posts from your students.

  8. This image is pretty boring though. Try to make it look more cool.

  9. Hi Miss W,
    I really enjoyed this week’s task and did all 6 activities. Thank you for the helpful links and information.
    Here is the link to my blog: http://bloggingwithanjali.edublogs.org/
    Happy blogging!
    -Anjali

  10. Hi Miss W,
    I completed all 6 tasks. I had a lot of fun doing this week’s challenge. Thank you for the helpful information about how to use images. Here is the link to my blog: http://bloggingwithanjali.edublogs.org/

  11. Hello Miss W,

    We chose to do some of the activities from the March challenge, you can find them at: http://www.flags8.org/category/about-our-class/

    I chose to have my students do these activities instead so that they could practice using various sites with Creative Commons images, as well as adding the attribution to the caption. Next time I’ll show them how to clean up the attribution and hyperlink the URLs!

    -Mrs. Lepre

  12. Hi Miss W
    I liked this week’s challenge. Sadly, I couldn’t get to activity #6, but I hope thou enjoy the other ones I did. Here is my link:
    https://6lukasl.edublogs.org

  13. Hi Mrs W

    Sorry to bother you again but you haven’t commented on this weeks post yet. I realise you are extremelly busy but was wondering if you got my comment or not? http://bloggingwithclaire.edublogs.org/2015/10/22/454/ sorry to bother you if you already got my message.

    Claire
    bloggingwithclaire.edublogs.org

  14. Soaring Through The Pen
    http://aishoa.edublogs.org/

    Hello Ms.W! Finally, I know how to give credit to pictures I use! I completed my first challenge (the rest are soon to come). I decided to do Activity 2…but I added a twist to it. However, I’m still not sure if I was supposed to explain why I used the picture because my post clearly shows why. All in all, if you’re curious as to what I changed in the activity (It’s really creative) please check out my blog!

  15. Hi Miss W,

    Here are the last three activity post links that I have done for this week.
    This is for activity four about which widget I chose to add and why: http://hmsangela.edublogs.org/2015/10/22/sbc-34-new-widget/
    This post is for activity five on what I learned about using images: http://hmsangela.edublogs.org/2015/10/23/sbc-35-what-ive-learned-about-using-images/
    This is a link to the preview of activity six that I wrote about my home in my native language. Sorry, it’s still pending because I just submitted it. http://hmsangela.edublogs.org/?p=73&preview=true

    You have such great activity ideas and I can’t stop admiring your work! All of your activities are great and I can’t wait to start the activities for next week.

    Sincerely,
    Angela

  16. Hi Miss W,

    This is the link to my first activity about my favorite time with my family: http://hmsangela.edublogs.org/2015/10/21/sbc-31-my-favorite-moment-with-my-family/
    This is for activity two about one of my passed away relatives: http://hmsangela.edublogs.org/2015/10/22/sbc-32-passed-away-relative/
    This is the link for activity three about one of my family members: http://hmsangela.edublogs.org/2015/10/23/sbc-33-about-my-mom/

    I have enjoyed how you explained how to properly insert other people’s images with credit included. So far, all the activity links in this comment are great!

    The other three links will be on another comment.

    Sincerely,
    Angela

  17. Dear Miss. W.,
    Here is a link to my story. I hope you enjoy.
    The Basketball Game
    Sincerely,
    Tristen

  18. Dear Miss. W.,
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    The Ice Skate Dream
    Sincerely,
    Malia

  19. Dear Miss. W.,
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    The Dragonfly
    Sincerely,
    Brendan

  20. Dear Miss. W.,
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    The Orphans
    Sincerely,
    Juan

  21. Dear Miss. W.,
    Here is a link to my story. I hope you enjoy.
    Kookie the Koala
    Sincerely,
    Daniela

  22. Dear Mrs. W.,
    Here is a link to my story. I hope you enjoy.
    The Dancer
    Sincerely,
    Jenibelle

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  23. Dear Mrs. W.,
    Here is a link to my story. I hope you enjoy.
    The Tiger Story
    Sincerely,
    Maddie

  24. Dear Mrs. W.,
    Here is a link to my story. I hope you enjoy.
    The Talking Dog
    Sincerely,
    Luke

  25. Dear Mrs. W.,
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    Two Lost Dogs
    Sincerely,
    Zach

  26. The fun things I did with my family was going to Atlanta, Georgia to see my cousins, aunt & uncle!

  27. I put the class blog widget so I can see the class blog

  28. Hi Miss Wyatt,
    Thanks for your guidance on adding images to our posts in this week’s challenge. We wrote posts defending a position, namely, which is the better pet, a cat or a dog? The fur was flying and so were the photos! We used the Compfight widget, and some students even uploaded photos of their own pets. Links to each student post can be found at http://huzzah.edublogs.org/2015/10/21/cats-dogs-or-cats-dogs/ .
    Many thanks,
    Jan Smith and the Huzzahnians
    Huzzah!

  29. http://20frencd.edublogs.org/

    As most of everyone knows now how to use images thanks to you but I posted a small lesson on how to use images that`s easily understood and very helpful.

  30. I finished, check out my post ☻

  31. I am happy to hear that, keep on doing it.

  32. Thanks, but I don’t understand what you mean by adding more images to my posts that related to the topic I am writing about.
    Can you make me understand by show me how to do it?

    • Hi Hawa1 (sorry don’t know your name)
      When you write a post, add an image or picture to it. If you are writing about Lego things that you build, find an image using Lego blocks and put it in your post. Readers will often look at a picture to see what the post is about.

      • OK.

        • hawa1
      • Thank you I Will do that

        • squidoodly
  33. Thanks for the advice it is helping me a lot. 🙂

  34. Nice way of explaining posts