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2006- Basic Advanced Training

Basic/Advanced Training”Getting to Know Flickr (Basic)”

Jeff Utecht
Shanghai, China

Presentation Title
“Getting to Know Flickr (Basic)”

Jeff Utecht is an international educator currently working in Shanghai, China. Prior to Shanghai, Jeff worked in Saudi Arabia and Washington State. Jeff received a Teacher Leadership Project grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2001 and his MS in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Technology in 2004. Jeff has presented at the Near East South Asia teacher’s conference and has been involved in staff development trainings for the past 6 years. Living and working within the international community has given Jeff first hand experience of the “flattening of our world.” From the wireless deserts of the Arabian Peninsula to the fast paced changes in mainland China, Jeff provides a global perspective on technology and education. At present, Jeff maintains several sites including saschinaonline.org, pudongnervecentral.com, and oversees the operation of teentek.com.

Flickr.com is a social photo sharing site. Each user gets 20mb of free uploads a month, with a public and secure side to the site. Teachers can decide just how much privacy they need. One can password protect a site so only parents can view pictures, or share them with a world audience. An easy interface and plenty of options makes flickr.com a leading site in social photo sharing.



  1. Silvia Tolisano

    I am impressed and intrigued with the geo-tagging ability in Flickr.

    WOW! The potential to take your kids around the world in pictures is great. My only worry is though: How will you know what pictures you will encounter when clicking on a specific spot in the world? Will they be appropriate for my students? Is there a safety feature? Can I just have my uploaded photos displayed for my students? Is it possible to embed the personal map into a blog?

    Thanks for this great presentation.

  2. Jeff Utecht

    HHMMM, if you use the public map then you will not know what pictures may appear. You can use your own map. When you start a flickr account you are given a map that is just yours, but I think you can only post your pictures on it and not pictures from others. As far as I know there isn’t a safety feature. Not sure if you can embed it into a blog, if you can’t I’m sure the feature will be coming along soon.

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Simon bourne

    Thanks for that, I’m realtively new to flickr and your demonstartion was great, esp. with some ways that it could be used in the classroom.
    Loved the geo tagging, and batch uploading looks to be simple.
    Off to give it a go.

  4. Brandi Caldwell

    This is one of my favorite presentations. I have a flickr account and did not know all of the organization and tool options. This was very easy to follow and allowed me to pause, click a new tab into my account, and make changes. Great job!

  5. Kate Logan

    Can this presentation be posted in a format that doesn’t require streaming? I’d like to download it and then watch at my convience. My school Internet connection is robust enough to watch it streaming.

  6. Kate Logan

    Can this presentation be posted in a format that doesn’t require streaming? I’d like to download it and then watch at my convience. My school Internet connection isn’t robust enough to watch it streaming.

  7. Chris Higgins

    Enjoyed the Flickr presentation, especially since it was such an easy watching and easy listening production. Really interesting to see the GeoTagging as a new feature. The implications of tools like Google Earth, Frappr, Clustermaps, and Flickr are interesting for the education of people in geography. I am intrigued to see how far Flickr goes through Yahoo…since the trend is to jump at anything involved with Google.

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  9. Anne Davis

    I did a Flickr workshop yesterday for some GSU students. It was fun! After I did a thirty minute overview I took them to your Flickr presentation and showed them how they could stop it, go through the steps, pointed out the geotagging part you explained so well and mentioned other aspects. They were so excited and could not wait to get home to download the uploader utility for Flickr. They also pumped up about the geo-tagging. Then I was able to say hey take a look at this great K-12 online conference. You can learn this and this and this….. and you can do it at your own pace and when you want. They were amazed. You know, I am amazed too. Thanks for all you added to this conference. I still have your others to go through and enjoy. Great work, Jeff!

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