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7 Excellent Resources for Public Domain Pictures Every Teacher should Know about

7 Excellent Resources for Public Domain Pictures Every Teacher should Know about
As the start of a new school year draws closer Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is diligently engaged in posting a series of posts featuring interesting digital resources to help teachers get better equipped for school re-entry. In today's post, I am sharing with you a set of useful platforms where teachers and students can go to in order to find public domain pictures. Have a look at the titles below and let us know what you think of them. If you know of other resources to feature in this list please share with us in the comment form below. 1- Public Domain Pictures PublicDomainPictures.net is a repository for free public domain images. This is a database of 18,083,944 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute. Pixabay is another great resource for high quality public domain pictures. 4- Public Domain photos All photos on this web site are public domain. 5- Morguefile ImageAfter is a large online free photo collection. This is a search engine for free photos.

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12 Must Have Resources for Free Public Domain Pictures to Use in Class January 23, 2014 Images speak louder than words. We all have recourse to images as visual aids in our teaching but the search for such images is not always an easy one. Most often, you spend a decent amount of time looking for pictures only to be disappointed that they are copyrighted . This is where the importance of having a ready made list of public domain image sources comes in handy. I have gone through some of the resources I have reviewed before and compiled the list below.

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