Free Materials For Teachers

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Massive Collection Of Free Images From
I’ve found an excellent source of free photos and clip art. The free images from are of high quality and fairly small (400 x 260, for example), ideal for including in activities.

The site specifically states that the images may be used for educational work and included in software. This is a huge collection! I estimate 3,600 images under the People category alone.

Free To Use With Attribution
You may use a graphics program to edit the images as needed. Your only obligation is to attribute the images you use, even if you have changed them up, to and include the name of the photographer. The credit information should be placed on the same page with the image, but you can certainly add it in small print.

Categories and Subcategories
It’s easy to find what you want because the available photos are organized into categories, some of which are unusual and include very useful content. Among the categories that are particularly appropriate for activities are Metaphors and Symbols, Food and Drink, Health and Beauty, and Government and Public Services.

Subcategories under each of the main headings also point to images you’ll be happy to find. A category for People would be expected in most image collections, but subcategories for Emotions, Gestures, and Health Care, and ones with photos of specific age groups mark this source as far above the norm. Under Objects, browse photos from subcategories Bathroom, Kitchen, Clothing, and Timepieces. Under Nature, consider the Environment and Energy subcategory for a school project.

Be sure to look at photos in related categories. For example, photos from the subcategory Eating and Drinking under People, a separate set of subcategories under Food and Drink, and the Dining subcategory in Objects easily might fit into the same activity.

Under Government and Public Services is a subcategory Education with images of books, blackboards, and clip art icons for graduation. Learning, a related subcategory under People, focuses on images of students. The subcategory Medical Equipment under Health and Beauty includes images to use with photos of doctors and nurses from People/Health Care.

Search Using Keywords
Of course, there is also a Search box where you can enter a keyword and pull out all the images on any topic not included as a subcategory. Overall, it’s a fabulous resource with sets of photos on life skills and other specific topics that would be difficult to find elsewhere.

These free images are basically samples, and higher resolution versions are for sale from the site. So be sure you do include the name of the photographer in the attribution, to thank these people for generously sharing their photos.

Look Under Free Stuff
The link at the foot of this page goes to, and I’ve also added it to the Free Stuff links in the sidebar.

To find Free Stuff, look at the sidebar and scroll down past the Contact Me button. If you aren’t familiar with the Free Stuff links, you’re missing out on a treat.

Application needed: Web browser.
Subject area: Science, Life Skills, Holidays, Social Studies.
Level: Author, All Levels.

Link-Resources Index page for a collection of high quality free digital photos in JPEG format. Includes content for all areas of the curriculum.

April 19th, 2011 at 3:29 am


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