Photos, Pictures, Clipart, Icons
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and teachers use lots of them to enhance their lessons. It could be a picture to teach vocabulary or a photo to bring a presentation to life.
Although many of us rely on Google as a source of images, strictly speaking they are not royalty free. Displaying an image on your browser via an electronic whiteboard may be fine, but downloading and using it without obtaining permission and giving proper credit from the owner could potentially land you in trouble.
Fortunately there are websites that offer free images, as long as you credit the source. Here are a few of my favourites:
- Originally called sxc.hu, Freeimages is a site that offers stock photos for personal and commercial use. Pixabay is another great site for photos;
- Freepik is particulary good for vector graphics, although it does display premium images in search results alongside the free ones;
- Noun Project is a great resource for icons. A pro version does offer a few bells and whistles which can save time, such as changing the colour of the icons and plugins for Adobe, Office and Google Docs.