Monthly Archives: February 2006

Got photos?

Here are some good places to start looking if you need some images for your project.

These are usually the first places I look:

  • Microsoft Design Gallery
    Great source for free photos and clip art.
  • Flickr’s Creative Commons pool
    Search the myriad photos people are sharing on flickr by the type of CC license.
  • Image*After
    From their site: “Image*After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture…and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial.
  • Stock.xchng– Close to 200,000 photos. Some gems in there if you look.
  • Morgue File
    Providing “…free image reference material for use in all creative pursuits.

Not a ton of images but the ones they have are pretty good.

More complete list of other sites:

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What is a blog?

Welcome to my “live to learn” blog. I hope that we can use this blog as a gathering place for all of our weekly tool/learning meetings. If anyone has any comments or suggestions please use the comment feature below to leave them on this page.

Until we get started I thought I’d post a couple of things that might help put us all in the right frame of mind and that hopefully will be beneficial to you as you go forward dealing with any “madness” that might be awaiting you.

Web logs (aka Blogs)

What is a blog? Read this article, “RSS 101: “Really Simple” 5-step Guide to Get Started

Any questions? If you’re ready to get started the first thing you’ll need is a RSS reader.

Here are a few good web based ones:

http://www.newsgator.com

http://www.bloglines.com

For more details on RSS and related info check out wikipedia.

Encyclopedia of Educational Technology

The Encyclopedia of Educational Technology (EET) is a collection of short              multimedia articles on a variety of topics related to the fields of instructional design and education and training. The primary audiences for the EET are students and novice to intermediate practitioners in these fields, who need a brief overview as a starting point to further research on specific topics. Authors are graduate students, professors, and others who contribute voluntarily. Articles are short and use multimedia to enrich learning rather than merely decorate the pages.

http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/

Learning

Creating Passionate Users has a fantastic entry on learning. It’s all in there; presenting information in small chunks only after putting things into context by telling the learners why in the heck they should care. Definitely a keeper and one that I’ll be referring back to frequently.