Simple CC Flickr Search
This may not be the most visually appealing website; and it may seem a program created with Visual Basic for Windows 3.1. In all honesty though, it gets the job done and does it well.
This Creative Commons (CC) Flickr search tool works great. We used it prolifically in my classroom this past year. We moved away from the “Oh, I’ll just Google it” approach and tried to become more responsible digital citizens. Our favorite part of this simple search tool is that it does all the attribution work for you. After it searches Flickr’s database of CC licensed images, it provides you with two options for attribution: (1) an embed code, or (2) an image stamp.
Below you can see the embed code and a preview of what it will look like on your blog or site. To the right of that you are given the option of three image stamps. When you click to the link, you’ll be taken to a new page where the image will appear with the CC information stamped at the bottom. The URL can then to insert the image.
Not much to it really. Click the above image to give this a try. I’ve used this tool quite a bit, so feel free to ask questions if you can’t seem to get something to work.