12 Websites to Find Images for Student Projects or Visual Lessons

We often share lessons and ideas to help you incorporate technology into the curriculum. Many of these digital projects get students to incorporate visuals from the Internet. Not all images students find on Google Images can be used. Most are copyrighted.  However, there are images that people allow to be used via a Creative Commons (CC) license. The Creative Commons Organization is full of resources to teach students about CC licenses. You can also show students this flowchart, Can I Use that Picture? The Terms, Laws, and Ethics for Using Copyrighted Images, so they begin to respect copyright. Below are a list of websites to discover Public Domain and Creative Common licensed images students can use. Check out our webinar recording, Creative Commons and Public Domain Content for Digital Projects, to discover tips and resources.

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Education Image Sites

Other Image Sites

The following websites have many high quality public domain images, stock images, and CC licensed images. The searches aren’t filtered so these are not recommended for children.

  • Flickr is one of the most popular website with CC licensed images.
  • Compfight is a search engine to easily and quickly find Flickr CC licensed images.
  • Pixabay and Morguefile have free public domain stock images.
  • Pikwizard is a new website for searching for free stock images with an easy to paste license is also provided along with other keywords to try for your searches.
  • Openclipart.org and Pdclipart.org have attribution free clip art.

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