How to Find the Perfect Google Image

Published On: January 23rd, 2017·By ·

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Google image search pulls up millions of images — but how can you find the right one for your classroom? Let's take a look at some advanced search tips to help with the job.

How to Find the Perfect Google ImageWatch as one of SimpleK12's top education experts Monica Burns covers how to find the perfect images for your classroom using advanced Google image search.

Monica navigates through Google's search, showing where you can find Google suggestions for the best images. She also explains how to narrow the results by size, color, type, or usage type. Usage type is especially helpful for the classroom, a place where you really want to make sure you're practicing digital citizenship and giving credit where credit is due.

Once you narrow your results down, you're certain to find the perfect Google image for your classroom.

For more from SimpleK12 on Google, take a look at this course offering:

  • Getting Started with Google. First things first — learn why you need a Google account, and discover a small sampling of all of the great things you can do with Google, including many of the tools available in Google Drive. Explore some of the advanced searching functionality of Google Search, as well as an overview of Google's Apps. This is just enough to whet your appetite and leave you wanting more!

What's your favorite way to use Google search? Share your thoughts in a comment on this article.

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About Our “Google Image” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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