Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lots of Great Public Domain Images of Nature

See that beautiful bald eagle image to the left? I found it on the site of Ken Thomas. That image and dozens of other great images of animals and other natural beauty are created by Mr. Thomas and released into the public domain. Mr. Thomas releases these images into the public domain because, in his own words, "When it comes to photos, I’m not trying to make art here. I take pictures of things. About 99% of the time, those are things that don’t belong to me. Claiming that I own the rights to a picture of a mountain, or a tree, or a sunset, just seems absurd to me when I don’t own the mountain, the tree, or the sun."
Applications for Education

If your students need images for multimedia project, presentation, or a paper, take a look through Ken Thomas's image collections. While the images are public domain and depending on how they're used you might not have to cite the photographer, it's best to get students in the habit of citing everything anyway.

Thanks to David for his comment clarifying public domain.

Week in Review - The Most Popular Items

Good morning from Maine where it is feeling like spring again. Blue jays are buzzing around making "Window TV" much more entertaining for my cats. And after a close encounter with a porcupine, my dog is convinced that spring is in the air too. While spring maybe here (or autumn for my friends south of the equator), there is still a lot of the school year left which means there is plenty of time to try something new this year. You could try one of the things featured in this week's most popular posts.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. RSS or How Do You Keep Up With All of This?
2. Ice Breaker Tags - Creative Name Tags
3. Time Lapse Visualization of the Earthquake in Japan
4. Two Simple Tools Every Teacher Should Try
5. Build Your Own Games and Enter the Kodu Cup
6. Lego City Comic Builder
7. Quickly Grade Quizzes With Flubaroo

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