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5 Sources of Free Sound Effects and Music

5 Sources of Free Sound Effects and Music
This morning Greg Kulowiec and I are teaching a workshop on creating content in iBooks Author. I'm starting the morning with a discussion about Copyright, Creative Commons, and Fair Use. This collection of resources for locating music and sounds licensed for re-use is one that I am sharing with the group. The Free Music Archive provides free, high-quality, music in a wide range of genres. The content on Free Music Archive is used under various creative commons licenses. Sound Bible is a resource for finding and downloading free sound clips, sound effects, and sound bites. Royalty Free Music hosts music tracks that can be reused in numerous ways. Jamendo is a source of free and legal music downloads. From the same people that brought us the great computational search engine Wolfram Alpha comes Wolfram Tones. Related:  Copyright free images, sounds & music

FREE Original CLIPART for Kids, Teachers, Churches, Parents, WebPages - created by a professional artist A little about Phillip Martin Phillip has braved earthquakes and typhoons in the Philippines, survived malaria five times in Africa, faced a voodoo priestess in Haiti, and lived to tell about multiple bus, truck, and motorcycle accidents. It is Phillip's goal to visit every country on the planet; he's been to over 90 countries already! As a full time artist, Phillip draws cartoons for websites, paints murals in far off corners of the globe to brighten the lives of children, and does free lance work when it comes his way. He's won many contests and received many awards including a recent one where his art will be displayed in the James Thurber exhibit. He's a busy guy, but he always saves time to create new art and new presentations in PowerPoint format to freely share with teachers and kids around the world. When he's not traveling, Phillip makes his home in Ohio in the USA. A wonderful use of Phillip's art Google did a video about Phillip! A sharing note: My husband Don is a survivalist.

AudioBoo to Posterous: Audio Podcasting from the Classroom For a while now I've been using Posterous in class and in training sessions to help show teachers and students just how easy it can be to create a blog. (Basically, all they have to do is send an email to with the title of the posting in the subject line and the text they want in the email along with and media as attachments and within minutes they'll get a link back to their published posting.) No, though with the combination of Posterous and AudioBoo, the process of publishing audio directly to the web within minutes has just got easier too. AudioBoo is a great free platform for publishing audio online. You can either go to their website and start recording straight away, or you can download a free app either to your Apple device or Android smart phone. Publish directly from the classroomI've found this really useful, particularly as I have the app installed on my iPad. Setting all this up is very simple. I hope you find them useful. Related links: Best Nik Peachey

Digital scrapbooks for student creativity, self-expression, and imagination - Beeclip EDU copyright free audio podcasts 50 Free High Quality Social Media Images For Your Website Or Blog Getting images for your blog or website is tough and it's a challenge that we face here at Simply Zesty towers on a daily basis. In a bid to continue adding value to our readers and sharing content that you find useful, we decided to create 50 images here and share them with you. That's right, you don't have to worry about any rights issues, searching through endless rubbish images or taking your own because you can now just download any of ours and use them on your own site. We've tried to cover as many topics related to social media as possible below so hopefully there is something there for everybody. Facebook Twitter Apps Browsers Youtube Blogs Apple Google Gaming Misc

Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free Get FREE AUDIO BOOKS from and also Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Below, you'll find great works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, by such authors as Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more. Also please see our related collection:800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices. Fiction & Literature The Best Copyright-Free Photo Libraries: - DotGovWatch Exposing the good, the bad, and the buggy - A Blog Monitoring U.S. Federal, State, and Local Government Websites Thousands of photos taken by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duty are free of copyright and free to use. Based on my extensive review of government photo libraries, the best collections below. Search Public Domain Photos: #1 — Awesome, high-resolution photos of landscapes, sunsets, mountains, flowers, animals, science, and much more. Image Quality: Excellent! #2 — Agricultural Research Service Beautiful, high-resolution photos of plants, animals, agriculture, and agricultural research. Image Quality: Excellent! #3 — U.S. Photos of scenery, wildlife, people in the outdoors, and miscellany. Image Quality: Average – Excellent! #4 — Department of Defense Photos of soldiers, vehicles, and operations in Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines. Image Quality: Good – Excellent! #5 — Yellowstone National Park Photos of everything in the park including scenery, plants, animals, wildfires, geo-thermal activity, park visitors, etc. #6 — Antarctic Photo Library

Commons:Reusing content outside Wikimedia This page is intended for those who wish to reuse material (text and/or graphics) from Wikimedia Commons — on their own website, in print, or otherwise. The Wikimedia Foundation owns almost none of the content on Wikimedia sites — it is owned by the individual creators.However, almost all content hosted on Wikimedia Commons may be freely reused subject to certain restrictions in many cases. You do not need to obtain a specific statement of permission from the licensor unless you wish to use the work under different terms than the license states. While the copyright and licensing information supplied for each image is believed to be accurate, the Wikimedia Foundation does not provide any warranty regarding the copyright status or correctness of licensing terms. Other restrictions may apply. How to comply with a file's license requirements Clicking on an image or media file on Wikimedia Commons[1] will take you to the information page for that file. To reuse a Wikimedia Commons file: Notes

copyright free Activity 7: Fair use, copyright, and introduction to using images Welcome to our free professional development series on class and student blogging! This series consists of a range of activities that take you through the process of class and student blogging. While many of the class blog examples we’ve included are from primary grades, the same principles apply for class blogs regardless of student age (including adult learners). The activities can be completed at your own pace and in any order! The aim of this activity is to introduce you to the use of images and how to use them on class and student blogs. Click on a link below to go to the section you want to work on: Back to Top Introduction to copyright, fair use and using images in blog posts You can’t just use any image you like in a blog post. Why? I’m sure you’re probably thinking it is okay because as educators, we have a few more flexible rules, called “Fair Use”, to play by. So what does this mean? You need to: Here’s a list of websites you can use for sourcing images: Attribution CC BY Back to Top 1.

copyrightfriendly - home New Creative Commons License Chooser Creative Commons is proud to announce the launch of our new license chooser tool. The license chooser has been completely redesigned for greater clarity and ease of use. While the original license chooser was successful at simplifying the act of selecting a license and applying it to one’s work, its linear workflow resembled a registration process. From left to right: The original chooser’s selection page, the previous chooser’s results page, and the recently redesigned interactive license chooser.CC BY First and foremost, the license chooser is not a registration tool. The license chooser does not generate licenses. We’ve gotten a few questions about the “This is a Free Culture license” and “This is not a Free Culture license” messages on the chooser. Our license deed pages already contained information about whether the license was a Free Culture license or not. A Free Culture approved license deed is seen on the left.

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