Tuesday, January 1, 2013

TinEye

Forgive me! It's halftime of the Orange Bowl and I haven't posted in a few weeks.

Don't you just love holiday breaks? It gives you a chance to refresh your batteries, reconnect with family, and have the enthusiasm to try a new idea or two. Over break, I was able to find a few websites that I will be sharing with you over the next few weeks. One cool site that I found is called TinEye.

TinEye is a reverse image search engine, meaning you can upload a picture or submit an image URL, and TinEye will conduct a search over the Internet to see:

  • Where the image came from
  • How the image is being used
  • What other versions of the picture exist
  • Other higher pixel versions of the picture
Educational Uses:

As an educator, this is a great tool to use when you are checking for plagiarism or if students are properly using images in presentations. When you are having students make presentations, they often use thumbnails that can blur when stretched. TinEye would be a great tool for students to use to find alternative or higher pixel versions of pictures. 

Check it out and as always, let me know what you think! 

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