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Flickr is a good way to waste a snow day! I found many interesting images from around the world. For my blog I linked some of my concrete work to a slide show on the bottom. I can see how Flickr is a great way to show off all kinds of artwork to the world.

I have questions about school use though. I do not want to put pictures of students out there and many sites had names on them which I also want to avoid. So I have not quite figuired out how I would use this in the class room yet. We could show examples of student work.

I also have questions about copyright usage. If I sent students to research a topic in Flickr and use the images, can they use others’ work without permission as long as they are not publishing it? Can they make their own album of other people’s work as long as they give credit and link it???


Of the 7 1/2 habits the one that I find easiest is # 2. I like learning and tend to feel bored if my life becomes repetitive. I seek out new ideas and interests to stimulate my brain and creativity. I worked in concrete construction before becoming a teacher and continue to do so in the summer and in my free time. I have turned to concrete coutertops and tables using concrete as an artform. Two of my current dreams are to build my own concrete house and to use my concrete skills to team-teach a landscaping class with the art teacher at my school.

The one that I feel is hardest is number 5. Creating my own toolbox is difficult for me because of time and money. I enjoy learning very much but tend to become fragmented in my interests and responsibilities between work, family, and interests. This class should help me structure my technology interests and actually do them. I guess I could list off many skills and activities I would like to learn and do but can not get to all of them.