Monday, November 4, 2013

Copyright Free Images - You Need to Know This

I use a lot of images off of the Internet.  Sometimes I use them for this blog, or other times I use them for my websites or classroom assignments.  Recently I needed images for a slideshow that I had to make.

My students also use images all of the time for their projects and assignments.  This week we are making ebooks on our ipads.

Here is some help with finding copyright free images.

GOOGLE IMAGES!
Many of us allow our students to use Google Images to search for pictures.  Here is how you use the advanced search to find images that are free to use and share.

Go to images.google.com
Click on the gear icon
Click on advanced search
Type in what you are searching for
Scroll down and click on Usage Rights
Then click on Free to use or share
Lastly click on Advanced.








Flickr is one of the most well known sites for finding images. However, all of the images on Flickr are not copyright free.  To find images safe for reuse:

Type in what you are looking for in the search bar
Click on Advanced Search
Scroll down to Creative Commons
Check on Only Search Within Creative Commons Licensed Content
Make sure to look closely at the type of license the user has and always include a link to the image.





Here are some other sites for teachers and students to use to find copyright free images:

Pixabay
Photo Pin
Pics4Learning

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