Thousands of Science, History and Art Images from Wellcome
May05

Thousands of Science, History and Art Images from Wellcome

For teachers looking for interesting images to use in their lessons, the Wellcome Images website is a great place to start! Images are grouped by Science, History and Art, and cover a wide variety of topic areas. The collection contains historical images from the Wellcome Library collections, Tibetan Buddhist paintings, ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves, beautifully illuminated Persian books and much more. The...

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Learning about Creative Commons Images and Where to Find Them
Jun02

Learning about Creative Commons Images and Where to Find Them

When carrying out project work with students, it is important to know the rules regarding copyright and creative commons images. It is especially important in coursework where students are expected to keep a log of images they have used and credit all their sources. Here is a handy module of work on Creative Commons from Serif that would be useful to direct your students towards. There’s also a handy resource on the P2PU website...

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Stratocam – the best pictures from Google Earth
Apr13

Stratocam – the best pictures from Google Earth

Stratocam provides a random selection of some of the best images from Google earth. Click on the left and right buttons to get a new image, or wait and let the site automatically cycle through them. Keep an eye on the URL, if you see one you like you can grab and hyperlink directly to that image. Or you could use the screen capture tools to grab an image and put it into your IWB software or PowerPoint. This would make an excellent way...

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Photo Pin : a creative commons image search tool
Jan10

Photo Pin : a creative commons image search tool

PhotoPin is another great search tool that lets you search for creative commons images to use in class projects and blogs. Simply search for any topic using the search box , preview the photo, and click “get photo” to download the photo as well as the code with proper attribution link. If you prefer to pay for your photos rather than linking to it, the results at the top will take you to a stock photo site where you can...

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Interesting Writing Prompts and Story Starters
Oct18

Interesting Writing Prompts and Story Starters

Here’s an interesting website which contains a series of different images which can be used as writing prompts or story starters. The site is produced by Luke Neff who uses these images with his own class. Each one involves a thought-provoking image and a question/scenario. Take a look here: http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/ If you want to make your own, then you could use sites such as The Big Picture to find powerful images...

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Copyright Free and Public Domain Media Sources
Oct10

Copyright Free and Public Domain Media Sources

Here’s a really good site which lists plenty of Public Domain and Copyright Free image websites. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t some restrictions to using them, so be sure to read any “terms of use” statements on each site. Go visit http://people.uwec.edu/koroghcm/public_domain.htm to find out more. For more essential media sites, check out my list on Diigo:...

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Science Inspiration Images from Teaching Ideas
Jul03

Science Inspiration Images from Teaching Ideas

The already excellent Teaching Ideas website has added a whole new section comprising a bank of Science Inspiration Images for Primary Science lessons. Each image is downloadable as a high res PDF file. Teachers can use these images to provide ideas and inspiration for Science in your classroom. They could be used as a lesson starter to review what the children already know, or as part of main activities when you introduce new...

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Ingenious – Images from science museums
May05

Ingenious – Images from science museums

Ingenious brings together images and viewpoints to create insights into science and culture. It weaves unusual and thought-provoking connections between people, innovations and ideas.  Drawing on the resources of the National Museum of Science and Industry, the site contains over 30,000 images which are used to illustrate over 30 different subjects, topics and debates. You are invited on a voyage of discovery through the content,...

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Creative Commons Images and Audio
Sep15

Creative Commons Images and Audio

I’ve had a few requests recently for links to good sources of images and sounds for the classroom. I’ve written about this on here a few times in the past, so in a shameless piece of rehashing – here are some links to a few old posts you might have missed which cover some excellent sources of digital resources: Essential Digital Resources for your IWB Creative Commons Image Sources for your IWB Creative Commons Audio...

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Vancouver 2010 Photographs
Feb23

Vancouver 2010 Photographs

I love Canada, I love the Olympics, and I love The Big Picture website. So when you get all three combined, it’s just fantastic 🙂 The Big Picture have produced 45 excellent photographs from week 1 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Some of these would be excellent to use in Science lessons to illustrate forces and friction, but also obvious links to PE. Some of this images are just awesome, would make great discussion points...

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Spice up images with Big Huge Labs
Jan10

Spice up images with Big Huge Labs

If you’re bored with the usual images and want to add some special effects to your pictures, then check out Big Huge Labs. This site provides hundreds of different filters than can be applied to your photos to add many different special effects. You can give the site access to your Flickr or Facebook photo albums, or just upload images for it to work on. For example – turn one of your images into a stamp. Or a piece of pop...

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Flickr Poet – turn poems into pictures
Dec23

Flickr Poet – turn poems into pictures

Here’s a great little link I got from the PetaPixel photography blog this morning. Flickr Poet is a quick way of turning a poem, sentence or chunk of random text into a sequence of Flickr photographs. FlickrPoet is part of Stories In Flight, an ongoing exploration of storytelling in the age of the Internet. It would be nice if you could specify creative commons images perhaps and also produce a permalink (or a gallery)  so you...

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