Here are a few good sites that don’t appear to contain inappropriate content: Stock Snap Good Free Photos Foodiesfeed (all food-related) Flickr Commons Flickr is where thousands of photographers store their photography for public display, and many of these photos have CC0 and CC BY licenses.
Photos for Class This is a handy search engine for finding school-appropriate images.
If our students are just using images to enhance assignments for class, it might be easy to shrug off the technicalities, since most of these images will never be seen by audiences outside the classroom.
Two things to consider: So in the spirit of complying with the law and preparing the next generation to participate responsibly online, let’s review the different approaches students can take to add images to their written work, blog posts, videos, presentations, and other digital products.
We’ll start with the safest, most affordable option. My goal is to raise awareness of the complexities of online use of images and get teachers to pass on that awareness to their students.
If you find inaccuracies, please point them out and I will make corrections.A photographer, for example, might use a Creative Commons licenses on a collection of her photographs, .If your students want to use images they find online, they should look for images that have Creative Commons licenses.If students use an image that requires attribution, students should simply add a line of text underneath the image providing four pieces of information (Creative Commons recommends using the acronym TASL to remember these): T = the title of the image A = the author (or artist) S = the source (or where it is located online) L = the license for the image Ideally, the attribution should be placed fairly close to the image, so that those who view it connect the information to the picture.Here are some examples of properly attributed images: Online If you use the image in a blog post or on a website, you can place the attribution in the caption or on a line of text below the image: by just hyperlinking the title to URL of the site where the image is stored.I can also hyperlink the author’s name to his page on Flickr, the photo sharing site where the photographer stores his photos, and the name of the license to the license page on the Creative Commons website.In Print Because print publications don’t allow hyperlinking, I would need to add the URL information to the attribution: Blood Orange Shine (https:// protected]/14995800960/) by Derek Gavey is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) If doing this right by the photo would make my product look less attractive, I can add the photo credit to the bottom of the page or on a page of photo credits.And the internet is absolutely teeming with images students can grab and use in a matter of seconds. Despite the fact that these images are easy to get, using them may be illegal.Is legal image use really a big deal with school projects?The way to identify a paid image is if it has a watermark: a translucent design that covers the image but doesn’t prevent you from seeing the picture behind it.These watermarks are only removed after someone actually pays for the image, but it is possible to download a watermarked image, and people will sometimes do this without realizing that they are basically stealing the image AND broadcasting that fact to the world. With all of this said, using images correctly can be an inexact science: Sometimes you can’t always contact a person for permission.