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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 Travelling Teachers Are you planning a trip abroad? Do you need English to communicate? Let's revise some vocabulary! For many of us it's time for travelling, some are going abroad and need to revise some vocabulary and expressions... In this post I have just put together some resources about the basic English vocabulary for travelling. 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.

12 best places to get free images for your site Adding a few high quality photos is a great way to improve a website, article or presentation - but be careful. A search engine like Google Images will quickly locate just about any shot you could ever want, but using them will almost certainly violate someone's copyright. What's more, search tools like TinEye mean there's a very real chance that the original photographer will find out what you've done. #5 Mr. X's Amazing Day (Low) 5 - Mr. X's Amazing Day. This truly is a Canned lesson. About daily routines and basic verbs expressing daily habits. The goal is for students to create a minibook at the end. Colour and show some self expression and "product pride" in their own learning.

Tim Roda’s Hidden Father: A father draws from his past to create images with his family (PHOTOS). Tim Roda, courtesy DanielCooneyFine Art, New York The black-and-white family photos that make up Tim Roda’s series “Hidden Father” were, for the most part, taken with an old Minolta 35mm camera, the same model Roda’s father had used. It might not seem to be an important detail, but it is significant since Roda’s work is often rooted in family history and domestic life coupled with his attraction to more traditional forms of photography, specifically the film negative. Like Roda’s other work, “Hidden Father” explores the role of the father and the son’s relationship within the family. The title of the work is a reference to the “Hidden Mother” portraits of the Victorian age when mothers would disguise themselves as props within the portraits so only their baby would appear in the final image. Roda said that when he was a child his introduction to making art began with his imagination and creating things with whatever happened to be around.

#77 Culturally Specific Content / Teaching ( Int.) I used to teach Adult ESL for the Canadian government. Besides lots of functional language, my curriculum had to also teach about Canada. One of the best/most interesting lessons was to make an acrostic poem about Canada. First, I'd prepare/engage by having the students watch the Canadian anthem video. These are readily available and contain lots of great images of the country.

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