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Journeys in Literature 2013-14 Podcast page
This link will probably answer ANY question you have,
and here is another excellent site from Temple University
Flicker Creative Commons
Attribution-Non commercial-Share Alike
basically you can add a link back to the picture or put their name on the wiki page
The best advice is to gather your media for projects from sites that provide media that is specifically authorized for your use.
The links below will help you.
Remember to cite your sources appropriately. Tools like
Landmark's Citation Engine
make this easy. Just create the citation and copy it to your project/report/website.
Click here for an e-mail template
to request to use web content in a project or report.
Click here if you are a teacher
and would like to use copywrite web content in the classroom.
Use the Search Engine box to search for graphics and other royalty free media from all the sites below. For example, if you enter "horse" in the search box, you will be presented with links to images of horses from the 15 recommended sites.
Use the Custom Search tool below to find images that are copyright-free and royalty-free for your multimedia projects. The tool searches 16 different sites. (
I am working on getting this link
) Copied from Bruce Deger Stillwater Junior High School
The following is the courtesy of "Making Teachers Nerdy"
Now that more and more classrooms are publishing student work for digital storytelling, podcasting, or through wikis and blogs it is becoming increasingly critical students follow the copyright and fair use guidelines. To help you and your students, I’ve created another freebie post – free images and sounds for student projects. Yes, there are multiple websites out there for public domain images and sounds, but I tried to pull those that are safe for student searching. You will find glorious photo landscapes, character illustrations of fairy tale characters, tornado sound effects, and more.
In addition, the links do have suggested curriculum units that could be supported through the use of the websites. Hopefully, that will guide your search.
I encourage you to place your favorite resource links on your own classroom website for students to access easily.
Public Domain Images
is another site that offers quite a few artistic high quality images. Many of these would be great for backgrounds. Supporting Units:
transportation, food, landforms, geography, art, aircraft, plants, penguins, Spring,
__Florida’s Educational Technology Clipart Clearinghouse__
is a true clipart and line drawing gold mine. You definitely want to tag this site as over 46,000 images are in the database. Supporting units:
mythology, math diagrams, money, fairy tales, alphabets, animals, historical figures
__Karen Whimsey Public Domain Images__
is a phenomenal public domain gem of clipart, diagrams, sketches, and more for the classroom. Supporting units:
ancient civilizations, world religions, musical instruments, art, silhouettes, vintage fashion, fairy tales, folk tales, Native Americans, explorers, Civil War, geography, food, alphabet, Spanish, art, architecture, Shakespeare, plants, holidays.
__Library of Congress Photo Archives__
is a site every teacher should bookmark. With over 1.2 millions images in this database, your students can certainly gather a wide variety of images for their history projects. Each image has different licensing, so look closely. Supporting units:
famous Americans, presidents, civil rights, wars, inventors, authors, and just about any historical American event
__NOAA Public Image Library__
is a wonderful resource for science themed drawings, maps, graphics, diagrams, and photos. The database is extensive. Supporting units:
animals, volcanoes, weather, biomes, landforms, oceans
is another great image site and does offer a wide variety of images. Supporting units:
geography, landforms, food, space, plants, ocean, grammar, animals
is one of my favorite public domain image sites. The images are high quality, high resolution, and offer an artistic approach. I use many of these for backgrounds in Glogsters and PowerPoints. Supporting units:
geography, landforms, world religions, art, food, insects, plants, grammar (using images to represent parts of speech)
is a great website full of photographs donated by amateur photographers and teachers to help all of us improve our curriculum. Supporting units:
biomes, animals, art, food, world religions, fractals, holidays, space, landforms, geography, Native Americans, colonial America, Civil War, ancient civilizations, mythology, presidents, World War I, World War II
__Public Domain Photos__
offers a vast collection of clipart images and high resolution photos. Supporting units:
geography, landforms, US regions, flags from around the world, animals, space, ocean, plants, insects, food, vehicles, desert,
Public Domain Sounds
Copyright free Music Updated 2/26/14
easy to use sites
must give credit to the website
must give credit to the website
As you use the sites below here you really need to be careful to READ the pages before you just start clicking on stuff
is full of vintage recordings.
Tends to be harder to find useful and free stuff, read carefully
has become very popular for podcast projects. With a well designed layout and excellent choices of sound and music, you can’t go wrong.
has an amazing amount of sound effects for student projects. These save as .wav files, which work great in most audio and video softwares such as Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Audacity, and Garage Band. Supporting units:
weather, emotions, dance, animals, water, and special effect sounds for podcasts.
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