Photos and Illustrations about learning and teaching with technologies (L3T at FlickR)

I like the idea for this book project “Teaching and Learning with Technologies” They are looking for pictures and illustrations for each chapter.  A Flickr-group was started a while ago where people were asked to upload appropriate pictures under a creative-commons licenses.

The L3T project collect creative commons licensed photos and illustrations about learning and teaching with technologies. The pics are collected to illustrate an innovative text book project, but are free to use for everybody. Please spread the world and contribute to the L3T group at Flickr.

I like th idea because I know students who love to take photos and who have an interesting “eye”.  How much more fun for them to to take photos that might be used for this project. It also provides an opportunity to be part of a group that is contributing photos that they might also want to use. It is easy to become a member and share photos with this community on Technology Enhanced Learning.

Shaun Tan – latest interview

Shaun Tan_Readings Hawthorn-smallIt’s Shaun Tan again. My favourite illustrator was interviewed for the Guardian UK last week. The published article, Shaun Tan’s unexpected details, can be read here. It is quite a long article and, as always, Shaun’s replies are, as always, considered and thoughtful. He is always worth listening to/reading when he discusses the power of the  story and storytelling. He is often called on to explain how illustrations and images, in their own right, can tell stories as well as add extra dimensions to a text. In this article he illustrates his points by using his own works as examples.

If you have a look at the article, don’t forget to go to a link at the side to have a look at a story and its illustrations for one of the stories from the Tales of Outer SuburbiaEric: A Story in Pictures by Shaun Tan.

Another interview worth reading is on the ABC”s Articulate site. It was from a 2007 interview Shaun Tan: solving the puzzle by Gary Kemble after the publication of The Arrival.

Shaun has allowed digital or e-versions of his stories before.  The Lost thing also has a virtual version here. If you follow the link  on the left-hand side of the page you can experience an interactive display featuring a selection of pages from the original book. There is also a stand alone site for The Lost Thing here.

The world-wide attention to Shaun Tan and his works are well deserved. I only hope that he will be able to find the time to contiue writing and illustrating.