Tips for using Images: 

  • Do not use thumbnails - blow the image all the way up
  • Drag and drop the image onto your desktop
  • If Firefox isn't cooperating; try Safari

Great Sites for on-line Image Sources:

Smithsonian Images provides access to that incredible collection, and also allows you to use any of them as E-Cards.

Wylio is a new site for bloggers to find photos for their blogs.

In seconds, it finds a Flickr Creative Commons photo, resizes it to exactly what you need, and provides an embed code, which automatically includes an attribution to the photographer.

Search by Creative Commons provides excellent explanations about what Creative Commons licenses are, and offers a way to search throughout the web for images that have them.

Flickr Creative Commons is another way to find Flickr images offered for use with a Creative Commons license. Flickr Storm is search tool for the same photos (be sure to click “Advanced Search” to make sure your results include only those with a CC license) — just perhaps in slightly more engaging way.

Nations Illustrated has 8,000 images from around the world, and also provides an E-Card feature.

Pics 4 Learning is specifically designed for teachers and students, and has thousands of images that can be used freely.

Clip Art ETC from Florida’s Educational Technology Clearinghouse offers over 38,000 pieces of clip art for students and teachers.

Edupics is one more source of clip art for use in schools.

25 Places To Find Awesome Stock Photos

Free Historical Stock Photos: “Free Historical Stock Photos contains various historical images, including many by Matthew Brady (Civil War) and Dorothea Lange (Great Depression). This site also includes paintings and vintage posters. The images are gracefully categorized and easily findable with the use of a search function.”

World Images, according to its site, is a “database that provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains almost 75,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. 

Free Clip Art by Phillip Martin seems to be a pretty impressive site for clip art that’s free for non-profit use. The art seems a cut above many other clip art sites I’ve seen, and appropriate for many subject areas (that’s how they are categorized).

Another valuable site is Trek Earth. It includes AMAZING photography that is sorted by countries, continents—and even regions within countries or continents. Makes studying the world through photography possible.

While the images on Trek Earth aren’t automatically available under Creative Commons licensing, users with an account can log in and send email requests for permission to the photographers.