Day 1 - 28 Days of Twitter: FlickrCC, Tweetgrid & Wordpress help

Other than waiting until literally the 11th hour to make good on my very first day, things are off to a solid start. I have posted a Twitter widget here on my Classroom 2.0 Ning page so that I am compelled to honor the other part (contributing/participating) of my self-imposed "project" as well.

Here's my three finds for Day 1 -- all post-Super-Bowl, so not too shabby...

I regularly use Flickr to search for Creative Commons photos, especially to use in the wiki for my online course, but the Flickr search tool for CC is kind of klunky. I know about (and sometimes use) FlickrStorm, but something new (to me) passed through the twitterstream this evening. FlickrCC is a cool little search tool that creates a 6x6 grid of images matching your keyword, makes it easy to swap between pics and limit your search to images that allow editing. The best feature I discovered in my quick exploration was that you can send the pic to a simple editor with one click, and are given the option of adding the attribution right to the bottom of the image.

The next discovery was TweetGrid, a tool you can customize to update up to nine specific searches in Twitter -- so you can follow not only people but keywords/topics, kind of like a custom Twitter startpage. I saw some people using this at EduCon but I didn't know what it was.

Finally, we have been having issues at my school with some of faculty/staff members pasting content from Word into their Wordpress blogs. Sue Waters from Edublogs shared her recent blog post, entitled "Why You Shouldn't Write Your Posts Using Word" in which she clearly explains just that.

One down -- twenty-nine minutes to spare! (Originally posted at 11:30 PM, Feb 1).

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Tags: 28dot, PLN, twitter


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