Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Quick Way to Find Creative Commons Licensed Images

When students need images to use slideshows, videos, or other multimedia projects I always recommend that they first try to use images that they have created themselves. If that isn't possible I'll ask them to look for images that are in the public domain. Then as a third choice I'll ask them to use Creative Commons licensed images.

Photos for Class is a free site that helps students find Creative Commons licensed images. The images that they download from Photos for Class come with attribution information embedded into the footer of the image. In the short video below I demonstrate how easy it is to find pictures through Photos for Class.

You can put the the Photos for Class search engine in your own blog or website. The video embedded below offers a demonstration of that process.

Disclosure: Photos for Class is owned by the same company that runs Storyboard That, an advertiser on this blog.