Derek Baird posted the following comment today to my blog about the PictureAustralia / Flickr project:

The National Library of Australia and Picture Australia have teamed up with Flickr and Yahoo! to create another interesting type of digital storytelling project: Telling the “we story” through photographs.

PictureAustralia has created two public groups in Flickr where “citizen photo journalists” can upload their photographs and show the rest of the world what it means to be Australian in the 21st Century.

As of today, there are over 1600 photos in the PictureAustralia: People, places and events Flickr group. The other Flickr group, PictureAustralia: Australia Day, has over 170 pictures so far. Very cool!

I love this image from the Northern Territory of Ayer’s Rock:

I’m ready for a trip down under after looking at some of these images… Anyone looking for a conference keynote speaker at an Australian edtech conference?! 😉

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2 Responses to PictureAustralia with Flickr

  1. Cheryl Oakes says:

    Wes, as soon as I read this blog I began thinking of how I could use this in my classroom when I return from sabbatical. This will showcase web 2.0 with my students through a digital story about our school. It is time for Kindergarten registration and I am going to have my students comment on photo images from around our school. Should be a great use for our community to have a student designed virtual tour. Thanks for the great idea.

  2. Wesley Fryer says:

    That is super Cheryl! Please let me know when you have the project online so I can let others know about it and check it out as well! 🙂

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