This week, Kathleen McGeady wrote an excellent post on student blogging and internet images.

Her experience with grade 2 students and teaching appropriate copyright use is truly inspirational. This one sentence is an excellent reminder to educators and students about the importance of using images from sources that approve the use.

Blog Quote

Many students’ first instinct might be to head to Google’s image search and use the first image that they see, but it is important for all of us to make sure we are following all laws and protecting the rights of others. This includes learning about and following through with attributions and acknowledgements of the source of an image when required.

So where do we find free-use images? Here is a list of our 5 favorite sites for images:

  1. Edupics.com
  2. FindIcons.com
  3. Wikimedia Commons
  4. FlickrCC
  5. Photos8.com

(Edit: More for the list from our readers: compfight.com and www.sxc.hu)

For an exhaustive list of sites like these, visit Larry Ferlazzo’s post, The Best Online Sources for Images – updated this week!

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Summing it up

With the increased access to different media available on the web, Creative Commons and copyright discussions are important ones to have with students of all ages.

Do you have other great resources to share or ideas on how to teach students about these different laws?