Creative Commons: Images

Students use the internet all the time for school projects and research assignments. As teachers, we need to inform our kids and teach them about copyright/fair use. At the heart of the Fair Use policy is the idea that the copyrighted material – a picture, a song, a clip – is being transformed in some way or analyzed/critiqued.

We need to get students out of the habit of taking pictures from Google Images. We should instead direct students to creative commons sites – sources that have given permission for the work to be used.

This list of free-use image sites was posted by Ronnie Burt in his Edublogs posting (September 13th, 2010).

1. http://www.edupics.com/

2. http://findicons.com/

3. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

4. http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/flickrCC/index.php

5. http://www.photos8.com/

6. http://compfight.com/

See also Larry Ferlazzo’s very detailed edublog post for more information.

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