Showing posts with label Openverse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Openverse. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

A Great Place to Find Free Sound Effects

This morning I hosted a webinar about creating your own apps in your classroom. In one of the demonstrations that I gave I created an app that played a little dog barking noise when a person tapped "I'm a dog person" on the screen. The sound effect that I used came from one of my favorite sources of free media for classroom projects, Pixabay. 

Pixabay is best known for its library of free images. It also has libraries of free b-roll videos, music, and sound effects that you can download and reuse for free. 

In this short video I demonstrate how to find free sound effects on Pixabay and download them for reuse. 


Openverse is another good place to find free images and music to use in your multimedia projects. I recently featured it in this video

Saturday, July 2, 2022

A Good Place to Find Free Images and Music for Classroom Projects

In my guide to finding media for classroom projects I provide a list and description of my favorite resources. The next time I update that guide I'll include Openverse

Openverse is the replacement for the old CreativeCommons.org search tool. The Creative Commons organization has handed-off oversight of Creative Commons search to WordPress. WordPress now operates Creative Commos search as Openverse.

Openverse can be used to find Creative Commons-licensed and public domain pictures and audio files. The best aspect of Openverse is that it provides a clear explanation of how you can and can't use a particular image or audio file. It also provides preformatted text to use when citing the source of an image or audio file. 

Watch this video to learn how to use Openverse to find free images and music for classroom projects