It always seem to be a challenge for teachers to find sites that provide copyright free images for use in the classroom. Here are 5 sites that were recently shared on Twitter. I just told somebody the other day that I don’t know how I knew about anything before Twitter (sometimes it seriously feels that way). Nonetheless, I am hopeful this post provides some more resources for teachers working in the classroom.
We are a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo’s license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free, without advertising, and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.
PDPhoto.org is a repository for free public domain photos. Unless something is clearly marked as being copyrighted, you can assume it is free to use. If you want to use these images: Go ahead. Most of them have been placed in the public domain. However >>> While most of them are public domain, a few aren’t. Be sure to read the license under each of the enlarged pictures. If you have any questions, please ask.
PublicDomainPictures.net is a repository for free public domain photos. You can upload your own pictures and share your work with others.
Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.
Sunipix is a picture library for students, teachers, architects, website designers, advertising and marketing executives, civil engineers, business executives, travel agents, government agencies, and media/Information Technology professionals. Sunipix provides royalty free photographs (100 DPI) free of charge for personal and business needs.