Image with a Message

Posted: February 19, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Are you looking for an engaging computer-related activity or project for your students? Regardless of the grade or subject area in which you teach, I think I have an idea that you will find both stimulating as well as educationally relevant. It is said that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Your challenge is to enhance a famous quotation by superimposing it on an appropriate “Creative Commons” licensed image and to give proper credit.


For this particular assignment, all it took was three steps:

1. Find an image of my liking via flickr “Creative Commons”

2. Once i chose the picture, i uploaded it to my flickr

3. Finally, i edited the picture (inserting text), using a flickr native program called picnik.


I absolutely loved this image. It was on the first page when i clicked the “Creative Commons” link on flickr. The saturated sky and the contrasting snow blew my mind when i enlarged it. I knew this was the image i wanted to choose for this assignment. For my quote, i chose a rather famous one by Saint Augustine; “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”. He was an ancient roman theologian and and bishop. I believe traveling is one of the best ways to get to know not only one’s self, but one’s world as well. Exploring the world is the best way to grow as an individual. Just as the quote implies, if one wants to truly expand one’s horizons, traveling is a necessity. The world is simply too large to stay in one spot for an entire lifetime.

  1. This is beautiful. Enough said.

  2. lockmantuj says:

    Excellent mix of image and quote. As you might soon be hearing from the guy who submitted the assignment to begin with, one of the purposes of this assignment is for students to learn about attributing CC licensed photos in the proper format.

    I’m afraid you missed a couple of important points such as a link back to the work, the photographer and the license. Also, the image should have been embedded.

    I do notice that you added the URL to the image itself but it’s quite small and kind of isn’t the point.

  3. tuc38620 says:

    This is simply amazing! Well done, Lei!

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