Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

LIFE Photo Timelines and Timeline Builder

LIFE has long been known for capturing and hosting some of the most iconic images of the 20th Century. Today, LIFE continues to capture and share outstanding imagery. LIFE Photo Timelines hosts timelines featuring images from the LIFE collections. Visitors to LIFE Photo Timelines can view existing timelines or create their own timelines using images from the LIFE collections.

To create a timeline using LIFE's Timeline Builder you first have to create a LIFE account. You can create an account by logging-in with your Twitter, Facebook, or Google credentials. Once logged-in name your timeline and give it a description. Then search for images by entering terms in the search box. If your results are too large, LIFE will present you with options for refining search results. When you find images that you like, just drag them to the blank timeline that appears below image search results. You can rearrange the sequence by simply dragging and dropping them. When you're done adding content you can save it and publish it to the web or just save it in your account for private viewing.

Applications for Education
LIFE's Photo Timeline Builder could be a good way for students to assemble timelines about people, events, or themes in 20th Century history.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
TimeRime Multimedia Timeline Builder
Great Timeline Builders
AP Timeline Reader

Thursday, November 5, 2009

LIFE Photographs Now Available In Animoto

Animoto is one of my favorite tools for students to use to create stunning multimedia projects. Last week Animoto announced a partnership with LIFE to bring new collections of imagery to Animoto users. Animoto users can find images from LIFE in the categories of Travel and Animals. LIFE is also using Animoto's technology on their website to create great videos like this one about ducks.

Applications for Education
The partnership between Animoto and LIFE makes great animal and scenery photography available to students. The animal photography could be used by elementary school or middle school students to create presentations for science classes in which they're studying animals.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Animoto Now Accepts Video Clips! This Is Awesome!
Animoto for Education - The End of Boring Slideshows
Animoto in the Special Education Classroom
Video Holiday Greetings Courtesy of Animoto
Using Animoto (and Glogster and Wordle) to Learn
Where I Live... Another Use for Animoto
A Student-Parent-Teacher Lesson Plan

Thursday, April 2, 2009

LIFE - Your World in Pictures

I originally wrote about the LIFE collection of images last fall before the site went live. The LIFE website is now live and offering great visual resources appropriate for wide variety of classroom uses. The LIFE pictures website is a the result of a combined effort by LIFE and Getty Images to create a fantastic collection of nearly seven million high quality images. There are five categories and many subcategories of images. The five main categories are News, Celebrity, Travel, Animals, and Sports.

The homepage of LIFE offers slideshows of popular photographs from each of the five photograph categories. The news slideshow offers images of current news as well as "this day in history" images.

Applications for Education
The LIFE collection of images is a great resource for anyone that teaches history and or culture of the 20th century. As a history teacher, I have found that my students remember events better when they can see images of that event. The images could also be used as story starters for a writing assignment.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
William Vann's EduPic Graphical Resource
Morgue File - Good Free Images
Find Flickr Images by Location with Where? What? When?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Life Photo Archive Hosted By Google

Some of the most iconic images of the 19th and 20th centuries were captured by Life photographers. Now those images plus images never published are available through the Life Photo Archive hosted by Google. Last month Time and Getty announced the creation of is not live yet, but the Life Photo Archive on Google is great step in making high quality iconic images available online.

Applications for Education
The Life Photo Archive could be a great place to get images to introduce a historical topic or spark a conversation about an event in history. The images from the archive might also be of interest to photography teachers as teaching models.

A couple of other places to find high quality images are the Flickr Commons and

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Your World in Pictures

Mashable ran a story earlier today about Life (a Time company) and Getty Images joining forces to create The site is not live yet, but when it does go live it will host all of the imagery that Life is famous for publishing. If you visit now, you can sign up to receive an email alert when the site goes live. seems like it will be similar to Flickr's Commons collection of images from the Library of Congress.

Applications for Education
If is as good as Flickr's Commons collection, Social Studies teachers around the world will have access to a great free resource. I often use the images found in Flickr's Commons collection to start conversations about events and topics in US History.

If you're looking for other image resources you may want to check out Picturing America or the Brooklyn Art Museum's Flickr collection.