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Copy-and-Paste Resources for Use by Creators (OER images, audio, video, etc.)

Copy-and-Paste Resources for Use by Creators (OER images, audio, video, etc.)

Overview

This is a list of links to help Creators on #GoOpenVA locate openly-licensed videos, images, audiofiles, etc. for using in their own creations.

Copy-and-Paste Resources for Use by Creators:

The following list are links to repositories for images, sounds, and videos that can be used by teachers to when creating presentations, projects, and lesson plans.

Know the difference: Public Domain (no need to provide attribution but helpful to note that it is public domain) and CC BY (openly licensed with a Creative Commons license; need to provide attribution to creator) materials. Attribution generally means to provide a link to the original source, either on the object itself or somewhere as part of the resource being created (for example, at the end of a lesson plan or the last slide of a presentation).

When publishing materials on #GoOpenVA, please use all public domain and CC BY resources.

 

In a Hurry? (The best links for finding common items quickly)

Photos For Class (all CC licensed and some do require attribution—see note on each image) This site searches both Pixabay and Flickr Commons for photos that are safe for teachers and students to use.

Public Domain ClipArt (no attribution required)

Pixabay Music (no attribution required but appreciated; there is a “safe search” box to check if desired)    

Pixabay Sound Effects (no attribution required but appreciated; there is a “safe search” box to check if desired)

 

Categories of resources in this document:

  • Stock images especially for educators
  • Graphic organizers and presentation templates
  • Video Clips from general use sites
  • Audio Clips (background music and sound effects)
  • Printable Maps
  • Avatar and Comic Characters
  • Stock Photos from general use sites (DO NOT SEND STUDENTS TO THESE SITES WITHOUT CHECKING THEM FIRST)
  • Clip Art from general use sites
  • Mostly museum images
  • Need to do an extensive search?
  • Miscellaneous

Stock images especially for educators:

EDUimages (requires attribution): Photos of students and teachers, including during COVID

Photos For Class (all CC licensed and some do require attribution—see note on each image) This site searches both Pixabay and Flickr Commons for photos that are safe for teachers and students to use.

Pix4Learning (images may not be edited and must be attributed)

 

Graphic organizers and presentation templates:

Canva (need free account; are limited in numbers of items): Edit online before downloading; downloads are non-interactive formats

Slidesgo (download files as PPTX or Google Slides)

Storyboard That (need free account) 

 

Video Clips from general use sites

ISO Republic Videos (no attribution required but appreciated)

Cute Stock Footage (attribution required)

Vimeo: Doug Jones Nature videos (no attribution required but appreciated)

Coverr (no attribution required but appreciated); short video clips, mostly silent. NOTE: Avoid linking to the advertised Shutterstock videos, which are not free.

 

Audio Clips (background music and sound effects)

Pixabay Music (no attribution required but appreciated; there is a “safe search” box to check if desired)    

Purple Planet Music (requires attribution):

Dig CCMixter (requires attribution)

Free Music Archive (mix of various OER licenses, check each item)   

Pixabay Sound Effects (no attribution required but appreciated; there is a “safe search” box to check if desired)

Sound Bible (requires attribution): very short sound clips

 

Printable Maps:

CIA Factbook Regional Maps (no attribution required but appreciated)

USGS Printable maps (no attribution reuried but appreciated): NOTE: the Preview button does not work—you can only download them.

National Geographic Mapmaker  (also see 5 ½ minute video how-to from Richard Byrne; need free account; to get blackline masters, use this link: Black Line maps)

The Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) Map Collection (no attribution required): Most of the maps are older ones

Census Boundary Maps (no attribution required): Good for Virginia counties

 

Avatar and comic characters:

Open Peeps (must download library to mix and match hand drawings; no attribution required)

Fresh Folk (must download library to mix and match; requires attribution)

 

 

Stock Photos from general use sites (DO NOT SEND STUDENTS TO THESE SITES WITHOUT CHECKING THEM FIRST)

Pixabay (no attribution required but appreciated; there is a “safe search” box to check if desired)

Flickr Commons (no attribution required but appreciated):  Be sure to use the “Search the Commons” box which is below the intro paragraph, rather than using the search engine on the top bar, which searches all of Flickr.

Wikimedia Commons (attribution varies):  After typing in a search term and clicking “search” you can narrow your results down to Public Domain through the drop down menu under LICENSE (choose “no restrictions”).  For CC BY, choose “Use with Attribution.”

Photos of Black and Brown people (no attribution required but appreciated)

Unsplash (no attribution required but appreciated)

ISO Republic (no attribution required but appreciated)

Realistic Shots (no attribution required but appreciated): few categories but really nice Technology section

 

Clip Art from general use sites

Public Domain ClipArt (no attribution required)

Pixabay Vectors (no attribution required but appreciated; there is a “safe search” box to check if desired)

The Noun Project (icons and photos) (most are public domain or CC BY) (don’t download royalty-free ones—you pay for those) must have a free account to download

Public Domain Pictures (be careful of clicking around—lots of non-openly licensed photos and images) still some good ones created by various graphic artists

Public Domain Vector Images (Clip Art) public domain; ads are annoying and watch out for recommended links to commercial clip art

Clker (clip art) (all public domain, but ads are annoying, students can’t use without parental permission)

 

Mostly Museum Images:

Smithsonian Open Access (photos of artifacts)

Smithsonian Flickr Open Access images

Open Access at the National Gallery of Art

Public Domain Images from the New York Times

Library of Congress Free to Use Sets (photos of artifacts)

Digital Public Library of America (photos of artifacts)

Europeana (searches multiple European museum collections)

British Library (scanned book pages)

Old Book Illustrations

Images from The Met (historical artificats)

Getty Search Gateway (use filters on left to find specific items)

Duke Digital Collections (photos and ephemera)

National Parks Gallery

 

Need to do an extensive search?

Digital Public Library of America: Type in search term, then choose the license you want in the “Refine Your Search” section (choose “Unlimited Re-use” for best results)

Creative Commons Image Search  This searches several Museum and other Collection sites all at one time. Use the “Search Guide” for tips on how to get precise results. (before searching click on the button to find items you can “modify or adapt”)

Internet Archive: (this extensive site is an archive of books, text, audio, video, software, and images, but is not limited to items that are OER/public domain You can conduct a search with Boolean commands to find something: licenseurl:http*publicdomain* AND <type your topic or keyword here>).

Notable collection is FedFlix, US Government produced videos

Open Video Project (this archive of videos pulls from many collections, but is somewhat difficult to search—use Boolean commands to help you)

 

Miscellaneous:

Open Washington’s How to find Creative Commons Videos on YouTube provides illustrated instructions on how to do this.

To find public domain and CC BY images on Google, use the Advanced Search (https://www.google.com/advanced_search).  Type in your search term and possibly the word ‘image,’ ‘photo,’ ‘vector,’ etc..The last drop down filter menu is “Usage Rights.” Choose “Free to Use, Share, or Modify”

Librivox provides access to public domain audio books.