Showing posts with label clipart. Show all posts
Showing posts with label clipart. Show all posts

Friday, November 25, 2022

Clipart & Drawings for Classroom Projects

Earlier this week I shared ClipArt ETC and Clippix ETC as good resources for locating free clipart and pictures to use in classroom projects. That was the third post this fall that I've published to feature a good place for teachers and students to find free drawings. To summarize all three of those posts I recorded a short video about all three of them. 

In this new video I demonstrate how to use the following places to find free clipart and drawings for classroom projects:

Applications for Education
ClipArt ETC and CocoMaterial only host clipart and drawings. Openverse also hosts images so it's important to teach students how to use the filters on Openverse if they want to find drawings. It's also best to limit Openverse to high school age or older.

Check the license terms before using any of the images from ClipArt ETC or Openverse. ClipArt ETC is strictly for classroom use. Openverse has a mix of license terms ranging from public domain to strict citation requirements.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

More Than 70,000 Pieces of ClipArt and Pictures for Students

The Florida Center for Instructional Technology hosts two fantastic resources for teachers and students in search of clipart and pictures for classroom projects. One of those is ClipArt ETC and the other is Clippix ETC

ClipArt ETC is an online catalog of more than 70,000 pieces of clipart that students and teachers can download and use in classroom projects. The catalog is arranged in thematic collections and sub-collections. Simply pick a collection then a sub-collection to find the clipart that you want to use. The clipart is available in three file sizes to meet most needs. 

Clippix ETC is an online catalog of thousands of pictures teachers and students can download and use for free in their classroom projects. Like ClipArt ETC, Clippix ETC is arranged in thematic collections and sub-collections. Images are available in three resolutions to meet most needs. 

Watch this short video for an overview of ClipArt ETC and Clippix ETC. 

Applications for Education
It's important to note that these collections were built specifically for classroom use. That means that you shouldn't encounter any images that aren't appropriate for school. It also means that the licensing for the clipart and images is specific to classroom use. Use outside of the context of a classroom setting does require purchasing a license to re-use the images and clipart.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Noun Project - A Library of Universal Icon Clipart

The Noun Project is a great collection of clipart of universal icons. I looked at the collection eighteen months ago. This morning a post on Cool Infographics got me to look at the Noun Project again. The catalog now contains twelve categories of public domain, Creative Commons, and royalty-free icons. Learn more about the Noun Project in the short video below.

Building a Global Visual Language from The Noun Project on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
If your students need simple images for illustrations, diagrams, or multimedia projects, the Noun Project is a good resource for them to browse through.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Free Set of 10 Academic Icons

I rarely use clipart, but I do use it I try to find some that doesn't scream, "1998 PowerPoint!" Smashing Magazine is one place that I will turn to in a search for clipart and design advice in general. Earlier this week Smashing Magazine and Pixels Daily released a free set of ten academic icons. The icons can be used, re-used, and modified under a Creative Commons license. The icons are 128px.

Applications for Education
Take a look a the Smashing Magazine academic icons if you're looking for some free icons to use on your classroom blog, school website, or just to use on some school flyers.