This week's Friday Five features Photo Collections
Did you now that Google and LIFE magazine have joined forces to make available millions of photographs from the Life photo archive collection (from 1750 to today). Check it out at
What a wonderful historical collection that you can use in your classroom or for personal enjoyment. Just make sure to follow fair use and respect copyright as you use these pictures in your curriculum.
For FREE pictures you and your students can use check out this week's Friday Five (plus 2 bonus sites)
(Photo collections you and your students can use more freely)
Please do not allow students to sign up for an account on these sites and use these sites only while supervising students. Most of these sites allow you to save low resolution copies of these for use in noncommercial projects such as school projects. Teach your students how to give photocredit for every photo they use.
Although our school does use a filter to reduce the chances of students stumbling across inappropriate images, filters are not foolproof and no substitute for supervision and educating students on how to respond when they come across pictures that make them uncomfortable. The world outside of school is “not” filtered and our students need us to prepare them to be digital citizen in a networked connected digital world.
FlickrStorm. A Cool Tool to search for Flickr Images
FlickrStorm is a better search for Flickr! Use the advanced search to find only Creative Commons Image; add them to a 'tray' and download them all at once as a photoset. You can even find related and more relevant images.
everystockphoto - searching free photos
A search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo's license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos.
stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site
SXC is a friendly community of photography addicts who generously offer their works to those who need them free of charge.
Dreamstime - Download Free Stock Images and Photos
Welcome to the free section of Dreamstime! Not all pictures on this site are free. Be careful to only draw from the free section if you want rights to use the images.
morguefile.com Where photo reference lives.
The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for use in all creative pursuits.
For years Stockvault.net has catered it\'s visitors with free imagery, \"ready to use\" web layouts and logos and helped those who don\'t have the means to turn to the royalty free agencies.
Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. Creative Commons is an alternative to copyright that encourages the photos to be used for creative pursuits.