Links to resources for Creators (OER images, audio, video, etc.)
This is a list of links to help Creators on #GoOpenVA locate openly-licensed videos, images, audiofiles, etc. for using in their own creations.
Below are some links help you locate images, audiofiles, etc. that can be used when you are creating openly-licensed resources.
Searching for OER Images on the Internet:
- 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”)
- Richard Byrne’s 14 Alternatives for Google Image Search This chart compares various alternatives that provide search results for Creative Commons licensed materials
- One-Stop Shop for OER: Photo/Image Search list provides links to several different search sites for images
- Open Washington maintains a list of sites that provide OER of various types.
Locating Audio and Video Media
- One Stop Shop’s Video Search list provides several resources to find openly-licensed video
- One Stop Shop’s Audio/Music Search list provides several resources to find openly-licensed audio
- SoundBible has openly-licensed sound clips and sound effects.
- Free Music Archive has free music to use in projects--search for the CC licensed music
- LearnZillion provides quite a few openly-licensed lesson-based videos for Mathematics and English Language Arts, but not all are so licensed. Review each resource to see if you can reuse it in your own lesson
- Open Washington’s How to find Creative Commons Videos on YouTube provides illustrated instructions on how to do this.
- The Open Video Project has pulled together open videos from various resources
- Librivox provides access to public domain audio books.
Some Specific Sites that Might Be Useful:
Deeper Learning 4 All (education stock photos-some of COVID-era)
General Photos/Stock Images:
Unsplash (stock photos)
Pikwizard (stock photos)
Public Domain Images (stock photos)
Pixabay (variety of image types)
ISO Republic (stock photos and videos)
Realistic Shots (stock photos)
Flickr Commons (photos and other images)
Photos of Black and Brown people (stock photos)
Mostly Museum Images:
Smithsonian Open Access (photos of artifacts)
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)
Images from The Met (historical artificats)
Getty Search Gateway (use filters on left to find specific items)
Duke Digital Collections (photos and ephemera)
Public Domain Vector Images (Clip Art)
Clker (clip art)
The Noun Project (icons)
Public Domain Pictures (be careful of clicking around—lots of non-openly licensed photos and images)
Public Domain Review (images in public domain, organized by collections)