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Welcome to wikiotics on flickr! wikioticsIan 0 wikioticsIan 5 years ago

Group Description

Welcome to the Wikiotics group, where we pull together pictures to help people learn languages using the free community language tools available at wikiotics.org.

Pictures appropriate for language instruction can be almost anything. Most of them will share some of the following characteristics:

1) Clear subject.
When someone is using your picture as a visual flash card or in a picture choice lesson to match it with a sentence, it helps a lot for the subject to be easily distinguishable from the rest of the activity in a shot.

2) Well-tagged.
Trying to search flickr for simple language related terms like "boy sitting" can be very time consuming because most people don't feel the need to tag their pictures with such basic nouns and relations. Those basics are wonderfully useful to the language community though and one of our primary goals here is to make sure our pictures have some of this basic level tagging.

3) Beautiful.
Just because we want this to be used as instructional material doesn't mean we need to suspend our normal aesthetic judgments. If your pictures are beautiful enough that people spend more time studying language just to see them, everyone benefits.

All of the pictures we accept here are licensed for sharing and reuse, which means that if you want to add pictures here, please license them under either a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) or a Creative Commons Share Alike Attribution license (CC-BY-SA). Either way we are building Wikiotics to make it very easy for anyone who sees one of your pictures in their lessons to see your name and the original location of the picture on flickr, both to respect the terms of the CC licenses and because we really believe in and respect the work photographers have to play in language education.

So welcome to the group and thanks for using your camera to help people learn language!

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  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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