Using Compfight, Downloading Images & Giving Attribution

IMPORTANT NOTE:
These instructions are only if you need to download creative commons images to your desktop to use in another programme on your computer – such as KeyNote, PowerPoint, iMovie, Word, SMARTNotebook etc.

(These instructions refer specifically to PowerPoint, but can be applied to other programmes.)

If you are looking for Creative Commons images to use on your blog, (in a prezi or anything else that’s online and can take embed code) – check out this post with instructions instead.

  1. Open Firefox.  Type this URL in the address – compfight.com
  2. Microsoft Word-1
  3. Type in your search word (keyword) and click search
  4. VERY IMPORTANT! (see arrows for the settings)
    Make sure Creative Commons, Safe Search & Show originals are black (not blue)
    Don’t click on the Shutterstock images (on the right-hand side) they aren’t free!

  5. Click on the image you like (a new tab will open).

    Image search for white clouds | Compfight | A Flickr™ Search Tool

    Download Steps

  1. Click on the Action button; scroll down to View all sizes.
  2. Make sure the size is at least 600 x 600 (or bigger). Sometimes it’s called the Large or the Original size
    actions_allsizes
  3. Click on the Download link.
  4. All sizes | DSCN2106 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!-1

  5. VERY IMPORTANT STEP
    This dialogue box will open:

    saving

    Make sure the dot is in the “Open with” circle.  Click OKWAIT for the photo to open.

  6. Click File, scroll down to click on Save As …
  7. Rename the file (what is the photo?). Make sure you keep the .jpg (file extension).
    Save to Desktop.  Click Save.Save Image

    Close the photo file & the download box but DO NOT close Firefox

  8. Use the back button on Firefox.
  9. backbutton

  10. Highlight and copy (command c) the URL of the image you have used.
  11. url highlight

  12. Use the F3 key on the keyboard to find your PowerPoint.
    Paste the URL on the last slide. (Attribution Slide)
    Use the F3 key to go back to the flickr page.
    Find the name of the owner of the image. (top right hand side)
  13. Ever wondered why blue jeans and white shirt is such a timeless classic combination? | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

  14. Write that name on the PowerPoint slide too. (see below)

Remember – proper Attribution (giving credit to the owner of a piece of work) means:

  • Write down their Name (either Real Name or Online Name)
  • Include a link (URL) to where you found their work

You can download a PDF version of these instructions here:  Using Compfight

Changing Your Blog Theme

Over the Winter Break, we upgraded our blogging platform and add some very cool, new themes.  Soon we will also be deleting some old themes that either don’t work or don’t look good.

If you are using one of these themes on your blog you’ll want to change your theme in the next couple of weeks.

CAUTION: Changing your theme can cause you to loose your widgets. Write down the order of your widgets and and copy and paste any code you have into a document before updating your them.

Themes to be deleted the first of February:

  • 72 Class
  • Anarchy
  • Black Letterhead
  • Blue Moon
  • Borderline
  • Chaotic Soul
  • Day Dream
  • Gental Calm
  • Hemingway
  • Man-ja
  • Redoable
  • Veryplaintxt
  • Primitivo

Check out the new themes we’ve added!

EvoLve

Twenty Ten


This theme is so good that it’s the new default theme for all ISB student blogs. It’s a great theme, easy to use. You can pload your own picture to use as a header, customize the menu, and the widgets always work!

2010 Weaver

Magazine Basic

Obandes

Chip Zero

Adventure Journal

Smart One

Swift

Atahualpa

Embedding a YouTube Video

These are the steps for embedding YouTube videos from our school/class YouTube account.  Please log into the class/school YouTube Account first.   Many classrooms have their own YouTube account. (Ask your teacher for the class username and password)
Remember:
You can embed any other YouTube video in your blog without logging into the class/school account (as long as it is appropriate to your learning).  Skip steps 1-3 and begin at Step 4.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE:
Do not use the URL that has an extra dot in the URL as it will not embed using the YouTube magic button.  (See the extra dot below)
https://www.youtu.be.com/watch?v=xyzxw4f4

Step 1: Log into YouTube account (in this case it’s *Ms Terry’s Class)YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

YouTube

Step 2: Go to MyVideos
YouTube - techcoachisb's Channel

Step 3: Find the Video you want to embed

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Step 4: Copy the URL

YouTube - Adding Flickr Badge to your Blog

Step 5: Embed Button for YouTube Videos

Edit Post ‹ Virtual Room 231 — WordPress
Step 6:  Check the code & Preview the Post
Add New Post ‹ Virtual Room 231 — WordPress

Step 7:  Close the preview tab, you should be back on your post, click Publish!