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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are the criteria we’ve examined: Subjects: Does a site focus on specific genres of images, or is it a mass collection of various image types? High Resolution: Lots of great image resources emerged in the pre-Web 2.0 phase, but it wasn’t until bandwidth dramatically increased that allowed for the uploading of much higher resolution images suitable for editing and printing. License: The licenses vary extremely from source to source. Safety: Government sites and many specific subject collections are extremely safe for students to use. Search Engines While these websites do not actually contribute image content themselves, they’re able to index images in a way that makes it easier to search for free content. Category Favorite: Bing Images Bing Images Compfight Creative Commons Search Everystockphoto HiveStock

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The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix Earlier this week, Oxford’s Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful. Not to be outdone, the British Library came out with its own announcement on Thursday: We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of. The librarians behind the project freely admit that they don’t exactly have a great handle on the images in the collection.

The Best Online Sources For Images Jeez, there are sure a ton of ways to find images on the Web, as well as many places where you can find lengthy link lists to image collections. I’d lay odds that most people, including myself, just use Google Image Search when they need to find an image. However, there might be instances when you want to use another tool — perhaps you’re a language teacher searching for just the right clip art or photography to illustrate a verb, maybe you have very young students and are concerned about what they might find on Google, possibly you’re particularly teaching about copyright issues, or you want your students to easily connect an image to a writing exercise and have them send an E-Card. (Google has recently added an option in their advanced image search feature — go to the bottom left under “license” and choose “labeled for reuse”) I thought a “The Best…” list might be helpful in one of those, or other particular, instances. Edupics is one more source of clip art for use in schools.

CUT OUT PEOPLE Here is the first part to images cut out of the Asian people An homage to the many friends of this continent who are big fans of this blog. I hope to have done something pleasing CUT OUT ASIAN PEOPLE part #1 You are allowed to include this cut out in any collection you like, provided that you do not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the original materials or on any such copies. However, you are NOT allowed to distribute them commercially or put them on your website!

Digital Storytelling June 24, 2014 Here is a great interactive Thinglink image on the process of digital storytelling I want to share with you today. This graphic is created by Tonia and features a wide variety of iPad apps that go with each of the stages of the digital storytelling process. Tonia used the concept of process writing (popularized by Donal Murray) to design this digital storytelling process visual.

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts Update – we launched Pablo a new tool to create beautiful images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds You can use Pablo right from the get-go, no need to login or create an account. Just quickly create amazing images super fast.

Turn Meaningful Words into Images with Quozio Need a cool tool to transform words into neat visuals? Then look no further than Quozio, a very user-friendly web resource that turns any quote into a nifty image. It works something like this: Just enter the desired text in the field provided followed by who said it in the next box then click the “Go” button. And boom—within a matter of seconds, an image is generated. Next, scroll through the various styles available on the site and find the one that best matches your message.

Cosas de google About Google In 1996-1997, Larry Page and Sergey Brin came up with an algorithm to rank web pages, called PageRank. Realizing the potential to improve search engines, they tried and failed to sell the technology to any. So they founded Google, which in an incredibly short period of time has become one of the world’s most powerful companies. While primarily known as a search engine, Google now makes a wide variety of web-based and other software and is known for investing in wide-ranging projects outside their core such as through their philanthropic arm, Google.org.

Brushing Up On Photoshop's Brush Tool Advertisement When laid by a learned hand, brush strokes can convey a sense of energy, tactility and humanness. These qualities speak to your audience’s subconscious, whispering ideas that words alone can’t convey. Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from the article "Assessment and the Learning Brain: What the Research Says," which appeared in Independent School Magazine (Winter 2014) by Mariale Hardiman and Glenn Whitman. If you really want to see how innovative a school is, inquire about its thinking and practices regarding assessment. For the students, does the mere thought of assessment trigger stress?

Animated GIF Generator What can I do with this gif maker? You can make high quality animated GIF images online for free, with simple and powerful customization options. What sources can I make gifs from? Word Clouds for Kids! ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Our educational games are easy to use and classroom friendly, with a focus on the alphabet, numbers, shapes, storybooks, art, music, holidays and much more!

Photoshop brushes of the pros for free, skills still required Editor’s Note (2/18/13): It’s been nearly two years since this article was published, so please be sure to check out Photoshop brushes from more amazing artists. Also if there are any broken links, please do let me know. Ah, Photoshop brushes, the enchanted tool that many young artists seek to level-up their talent. I’ve accumulated here a list of brushes used by some of the best concept artists in the industry.

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