Thanks must go to the good folks at Edshelf, especially Mike Lee and the Team for coordinating the whole sheebang, for being such awesome sharers! The Creative Commons information is a part of this presentation by
I first came across Search Creative Commons about three years ago while taking the SLAV (now SLAV/ SLV) Vic PLN course. It was good, but a little clunky and results were erratic and sometimes contained images that didn’t match the search parameters.
So I was pleasantly surprised when I made a visit there today. Wow! What a difference!
A really nice interface, clear search parameters, and further streamlining of searches make this a really powerful resource. But here’s that coolest thing ever – widgets!
You can create a widget that has all the information about the photo embedded RIGHT THERE!
So, here’s an example I made using my favourite teacher-librarian type search term – “frogs”.
The original search looked like this:
Search Creative Commons
And the search results looked like this:
Search results for “frogs” on Fotopedia
(It went to fotopedia because that’s what I had clicked on)
I thought that I would look more closely at the first photo of the Mink Frog (see, I did learn something!), so I clicked on the little black and white i in the bottom right-hand corner of the photo (you can’t see it in the example above because it’s a hot link).
Then I came to this:
Mink Frog dialog
You can see that I can access more information about the Mink Frog in Wikipedia, and the page has information about the artist, and the copyright, when the photo was uploaded and the size. AND there are two buttons – Download and Embed Photo.
So, I thought I would give Embed Photo a try, think that I might get a bit of HTML (a-la YouTube) that I could insert in this post…it’s SOOOOOO much better that that!
The embed code includes all the info you need to acknowledge the work, and to use it appropriately. Have a look at the embed dialog, and the finished result:
(Cheat) Widget – coz WordPress is a poo!