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Into the Driver's Seat
Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Search 80,0000 Media History Digital Library Artifacts ~ Free Technology for Teachers

Search 80,0000 Media History Digital Library Artifacts ~ Free Technology for Teachers | Into the Driver's Seat |

by Richard Byrne


"The Media History Digital Library is a massive archive of documents about the history film, television, and radio. The library can now be searched and the documents viewed online through MHDL's new site called the Lantern. On Lantern you will find reviews and critiques of movies, books and playbills, many periodicals about the movie, television, and radio industries. Your search can be refined according to date, language, and publication type. You can also browse through collections curated by MHDL.

Applications for Education

"Two thoughts came to mind as I browsed through MHDL's Lantern. First, it's obviously an excellent resource for students studying the history and development of media. Second, through MHDL's Lantern you could find some good examples of how to write a critique. Your students could use those as models for writing their own critiques of movies or even of books."


Tricia Adams's curator insight, August 29, 2013 7:49 AM

What an amazing resource - and you can search within individual issues of film magazines - I shall be using this for lots of personal research on old films...

Margaret Waage's curator insight, August 29, 2013 10:50 AM

Back to school - great resource - thank you!!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 1, 2013 1:55 PM

Without words... excellent applications for education in particular for students of history and development of media.

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A Curated Collection of Quality Clipart and Illustrations: ClipArt ETC

A Curated Collection of Quality Clipart and Illustrations: ClipArt ETC | Into the Driver's Seat |

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 19, 2013 7:45 AM

ClipArt ETC is a wonderful collection of quality educational clipart providing simple illustrations, icons and drawings in a multitude of areas, from history, to business, art, literature, music and sports.

A project of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology of University of South Florida), ClipArt ETC has curated over 65,000 images and organized, categorized each one of them, while providing descriptions and multiple file formats in which to download them.

I must say they really did a wonderful job. The images are great, the quality is excellent, the organization of the catalog is well done and easy to navigate.

From the official site: "Every item comes with a choice of image size and format as well as complete source information for proper citations in school projects.

No advertisement-filled pages with pop-up windows or inappropriate links here.

A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 50 educational clipart items in a single, non-commercial project without further permission."

The ClipArt ETC resource was designed and intended for educational projects but due to the many commercial requests it has received it now offers a "commercial" shopping cart to purchase any of its images for commercial applications. More info here:


Check it out now:

(Thanks to Maria Cristina Pratas for uncovering this gem)

commons's curator insight, November 12, 2013 5:55 AM