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Selected social media for classroom use: Flickr

What is Flickr?

  • Photo-sharing – e.g., my wife's account.
  • Add titles, captions, notes, comments, tags, geo-location, etc.
  • Form groups, pools, maps, sets of favorites, etc. For example: Map created by Islam group's photo pool (cited earlier)

Why Flickr?

  • This is the raw material of cultural geography
  • Ability to locate items of historical / cultural / economic interest
  • Special-interest groups can be useful. Example: Looking into the Past. Where else can you find such combinations of primary sources? Primary sources in context?


Again: Can you imagine using this resource with your students in some way? 

(Warning: Some school districts block all flickr URLs – why?)


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