Let’s get kids out of Google Images and into Good, Free, Legal Photos

I echo Grumpy Old Teacher's sentiments exactly when he says:

Again I say, let's get our students (and colleagues) to stop using
Google Images, and get some real quality images into their work!

Amen to that, grumpy!

Suggestions, including one new one:

  1. Every Stock Photo — Free search Engine for stock photos including the ability to critique and share your photos.  What a great idea. (from Grumpy)
  2. Flickr Storm – (Also from Grumpy)
  3. Creative Commons Search – I've been using the built in creative commons searches in Firefox to find ours. (This is what we use.)

What are your places for good, high quality, free photos? 

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Barb Smith November 4, 2008 - 1:13 pm

I don’t know how high quality they are, but I use Microsoft Office Online and download free clip art and photos.

Wags November 4, 2008 - 10:26 am

Flickr is becoming an incredibly valuable resource for Creative Commons images, and has a really simple search function. If only all Flickr users would be more conscientious with their tagging of images!

Keep up the good work – I’m enjoying your ideas and thoughts.


eemann November 4, 2008 - 6:41 pm

Behold.cc is simple and searches only creative commons images, my current favorite and highest recommendation

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