Compfight Tutorial

The video tutorial that I linked to in my previous post didn’t work from home, so here’s a screenshot tutorial instead.

Compfight is a plugin that will let you easily upload Creative Commons images to your blog posts. Compfight will add the photo credit.

How to use Compfight

Activate Compfight.

First, you’ll need to activate the Compfight plugin in your Plugins panel. Just click on the word “Activate.”

Activate Compfight.

Just click on the Compfight icon when you create a new post.

Just click on the Compfight icon when you create a new post.

Enter your keywords.

Enter your keywords.

Choose the image you want in the size you want. The plugin will add a caption with the photo credit.

Hovering over the sizes will make the title of the image to show up. That can be useful, especially as the thumbnails are rather small and cannot be resized.

The size of the images can be changed. The defaults are the following:

Small – 75 x 75 pixels
Medium – 500 pixels on the longest size
Large – 1024 pixels on the longest size

You can change the sizes in the Compfight settings from the Plugins page.

Choose the image you want in the size you want. The plugin will add a caption with the photo credit.

 

 

 

Diigo Digital Library

Alan November at the recent GIN conference at ISB Beijing stated that all students should be using diigo and building their own digital library.

www.diigo.com allows students to create their own digital library where they can organize website information.
Students can share website resources easily for collaborative assignments.
Pros: The website is free, students can add and share sites with diigo group members
Cons: Only as organized as the student makes it. For MS students some teacher supervision may be necessary to get the bookmarks and groups organized. This is not a blog or social site although any site can be saved to diigo.

Diane Holloway  MS Science

Adding Creative Commons images using Compfight

The plugin Compfight will allow you to quickly add a Creative Commons image to a blog post. The plugin will add the photo credit as well. Very easy.

Click here to see tutorial on Pinterest if the youtube player doesn’t work.

The tutorial was created by Sue Waters of Edublogs. 

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