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18 (Excellent) Free Image Sites and Tools for Schools

18 (Excellent) Free Image Sites and Tools for Schools | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

A picture is worth a thousand words, but it might also be worth a thousand dollars if your school gets hit with a copyright violation claim. 

Becky Roehrs's insight:

This list contains some of my "new" favorites, such as Unspash, with important info provided for each site:

  • license information,
  • whether you need an account or not,
  • whether the site contains adult content
  • plus it provides the media types available, number of pictures available on the site, and a sample photo

 

The only site I'd watch out for would be Google Images-as I rarely use it. Why? Even using Advanced Search, I've seen many images listed as "free to use and share" which are really copyrighted images others have used incorrectly on their web sites.  

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Finding Copyright-Free and Creative Commons Images

Finding Copyright-Free and Creative Commons Images | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Flickr contains millions of photographs shared by Flickr users under Creative Commons licenses, and is a strong source for contemporary travel, nature, people, and design photographs.



[Image: Hawk Owl, via Public Domain Clip Art]

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Not just flickr but a number of other sites are listed where you can find public domain and Creative Common images provided by Sonoma State University Library.

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How to get and use free images the RIGHT way in class

How to get and use free images the RIGHT way in class | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
  Creating posters has been a staple of so many classrooms of different ages. Usually, it entails gathering some important supplies before starting — posterboard, glue, markers, etc. Many teachers will round up old magazines, too, letting students cut and attach images that illustrate their topics. The digital age has opened classrooms up to a [...]
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20 Amazing Sites to Get Best Free Stock Photos

20 Amazing Sites to Get Best Free Stock Photos | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Finding the right photo to use for your website or blog can be challenging considering that almost every image is now copyright protected. Copyright grants the original owner exclusive legal rights to use and distribute their creative work.

The good news is that, there’s a growing number of websites that share visually-appealing stock photos that are not only beautiful, but most of them are free to use.

Today’s post will focus on the 20 websites that offer the best free stock photos you can find to add to your websites, blogs and social media posts. If you have other suggestions that included in the list, you may add them in the comment section below.
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ASU ESL Innovation Lab's curator insight, June 1, 2015 2:44 AM

These sites have free graphics, but check the copyright to see if they are creative commons.

 

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Concerned About Copyright? A Guide For Legally Using Images On The Web

Concerned About Copyright? A Guide For Legally Using Images On The Web | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Every creation is copyrighted by default. If in doubt whether or not you can use it, ask the creator. If you cannot identify the copyright owner, better don’t use the material.
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Nice overview of copyright and Creative Commons with instructions for using Creative Commons Search, Google Image Search, and Flickr Advanced Search.