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Why you should cite images: Coming from publishing experience, I've found that citing a source even if it's in the public domain is necessary for three reasons. One, it's just courteous to the original creator :) Two, it's important to give readers a reference in case they want to further explore the text, photo, etc. for themselves. Three, it's vital for a writer who is revising content in a textbook or any other material to be able to go to the original source, if necessary, to verify info. (by S.R. Samuel in Free Technology for Teachers)


See Citing Resources for helpful information


Avatar - site to create an Avatar for profile pages in Gaggle, etc. (copyright free)


American Memory Collection


Archive.org - a non-profit digital library of Internet site providing free access to the public


Compfight- images for inspiration or research


Creative Commons - search for images, music, videos with the Creative Common license



Day in Pictures:




EduPic Graphical Resource - free images for educators


Flickr Creative Commons - Locate images for reuse; however, these do not load at the district.


Google Advanced Images - search like google images except at the bottom under usage rights you can have it search for images that are labeled for reuse


Image Base - free stock images and powerpoint templates


Morgue File - free images with the license to remix


Panoramio - locate places, natural wonders or anywhere you might go; these photos illustrate places and many are used within Google Earth



Wikimedia - images with Creative Commons licenses


World Images Portfolio - over 75,000 images hosted by San Jose University under the Creative Commons license for educational use


Wylio - a resource that gives attribution to creative commons images and good for using with blogs or web pages 




Top 10 Sites for Images and Clip Art

By David Kapuler 


Finding images on the Internet for classroom use has been a problem for many educators for reasons such as copyright privileges, inappropriateness, etc. While there are a number of paid solutions for finding images such as Nettrekker or Discovery Streaming, there are a number of free alternatives that work nicely as well.

Keep in mind, however, that most of the sites listed below do not have built-in filters for images. These image search engines should be used either by educators (adults assisting students) or go in hand in hand with a school district filtering solution and Acceptable Use Policy. 
  1. Pics4Learning - Very popular site to find free, safe-to-use images for teachers and students.
  2. Cyclo.ps - Search engine that searches the most popular free image engines around and provides one-stop shopping.
  3. School Clip Art - Great site for free school clip art.
  4. Ookaboo - Creative commons (free) site for finding great images for class work.
  5. Picsearch - Excellent image search engine, if used with a district's filtering solution.
  6. Veezzle - Wonderful free stock photo search engine.
  7. Google Swirl - Innovative way to search for images and see their relationships with each other (use with Google Safe Search enabled).
  8. Free Photo Bank - Easy way to find creative common images.
  9. Open Clip Art - Great way to find free clip art.
  10. Find Icons -  Nice site for free icons.


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