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GradesK to 12
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This unique image site allows you to make a quick sketch in a small area (you select the color and line size for the "pencil"). It then searches through thousands ...more
This unique image site allows you to make a quick sketch in a small area (you select the color and line size for the "pencil"). It then searches through thousands of images shared on flickr (See our separate TF Edge review and explanation of flickr) to find an image similar in art element to your sketch. It matches up line, shape, and color. Matches are not exact, but they are amazingly close, providing ample opportunity for your students to "see" images with these elements in common. You can also upload an image and ask for a "match," using the "search by image" option. What a fabulous way to see and compare images side by side!
In the ClassroomUse this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector to demonstrate art elements. You can also use it for advanced searching for images to fit a certain design need. Remember to see the Creative Commons licensing information on flickr if you plan to copy/download the images. The sketch option is easy enough for a young child to try. Have fun with this one!
NOTE: Flickr can possibly have images not suitable for classrooms, though this editor has not run across any. Use retrievr under supervision.