About #edugood

See The Good: A 365 Photo Project

Our Flickr Group The details? We’re on a mission to see the good.  When we keep our eyes focused on the good, our lives become good.  So, if we focus on the good in our schools, our teaching will become even better.  No, it doesn’t make everything perfect, or even easy, but it makes us appreciate the little things that matter. This project is now in it’s second year, thanks to some supportive friends who, through the beauty of Twitter and Google Docs, have connected to share and collaborate.  Collaboration?  That’s just one more GOOD thing in education.  It’s #edugood.

The rules? 
Take a photo a day. Something you notice good around you or something from the monthly suggestion list.   Get creative in your interpretation of each topic.  We’ll update the Flickr group each month and right here with a new list.
Want a daily Remind?   Visit Remind at https://www.remind.com/join/edugood  and subscribe to a text message that will be sent at 9am each day to REMIND you to see the good.  The photo assignment each day will come right to you! You can also read the instructions right here.  Your phone number will be kept private.  

The tools?  EduGood Flickr Group:  A group on Flickr to share our photos. Shuttercal: A daily way to share your photos via the web or an app. I love this one because it gives you a calendar to glance at and see the good all at once. Instagram:  Be sure to tag your Instagrams with #edugood. Other tool ideas? Please leave a comment below! Please join in…. the more we share, the better.  Let’s make 2014 the year we focus on the good in our schools and our world…. one photo at a time. Tips for Getting Started: 1.) No pressure: Don’t try to get “the perfect’ photo every single day. Have fun with your camera or even snap a quick one with a phone.  Follow the daily theme, or make your own theme. 2.) Set up a folder on your computer. Call it 2014.  Make a folder for January.  Name each photo with a number like 001_2013.  Trust me.  When you get to the middle of the year and decide you want to upload to your favorite photo place and order them, you’ll be glad you did this. 3.) Create a consistent online space to share.  Tweet out with the hashtag to #edugood to inpsire others, upload to your Flickr account, share in the Flickr group.  Did you know you can create “sets” in Flickr?  Here’s a sample of my January 2010 project.   A great way to organize your own shots. 4.) Have FUN!  The project isn’t meant to be stressful or add “one more thing to do.”  I know that some days I’ll be taking a quick Instagram shot, and other days I’ll spend more time playing with my camera because I enjoy it. 5.) Not in a “traditional school” setting, here’s another site with good lists for inspiration.  These may even work great with those of you thinking of trying this with students! So grateful that so many are joining in the fun, we’ve got a lot of participants and photos are flowing in… now, let’s just keep each other motivated to finish ALL 365 days of seeing the good. :)  
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