Creative Commons Image Search

Taking and editing your own photographs can be a challenging, yet rewarding way to enhance your web spaces. Further, this virtually eliminates copyright issues! Still, if you are looking for web content you can use, here are a few places to look:

Creative Commons Image Search NB: you still need to be aware of licensing requirements and generally attribute the work to the author. ALWAYS read and learn before you use!

Public Domain Image Search *always check the image sources and ensure the image is in the public domain.

  • Wikipedia Public Domain listing – fairly comprehensive
  • Pixabay – allows immediate sharing to various social network sites including Facebook and Twitter. Some high interest and high quality images. Many are free with no attribution required. This site also links to high quality stock photos you can pay to use.
  • Burning Well
  •  is one I like to use with younger students when developing digital stories or web-based projects
  • Various governmental sites offer high quality images – always attribute source and note any special licensing requirements in their FAQ or About pages. These can be particularly helpful for Science and Social Studies!: NOAA photo library (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) ; US Library of Congress ; NASA ; Archives Canada ;
  • Open ClipArt
  •  – free public domain images

A Youttube ‘how to’ video on searching for images

Drop by the Sandbox this week (December 11 or 13)  to learn more about when and how to use images in your teaching!

About Yvonne Dawydiak

@yvonnedtechtalk UBC Teacher Education Technology Integration Mentor | MET Manager MET Graduate Enviro-interested non-profit director -
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