Often times our classroom needs photos for student projects — but where is a safe, reliable place to find them? I have the perfect resource to share with you…
Watch above as SimpleK12's Teacher Learning Community Trainer Monica Burns shares how to search for photos using Photos for Class.
Teachers have told us they need a place to access safe images that are available to be used in the classroom and for educational purposes. Plus, they want accurate image citations. We’ve heard you and created “Photos For Class” to meet your needs for images!
Age Appropriate Images – All images are appropriate for the school setting, thanks to Flicker SafeSearch and our proprietary filters
Automatic Citation – Downloaded images automatically cite the author and the image license terms
Creative Commons – All photos shown are, to the best of our (and Flickr's) knowledge, licensed by Creative Commons for public use
Monica explains how to navigate the Photos for Class site, and shows how simple it is to find and download high-quality photos for student projects. One of the best features of the site is all of the citation information shared, which makes it a perfect opportunity to introduce students to digital citizenship and proper attribution habits.
Now that you and your students have a great resource for finding new photos, you might be interested to learn a few new ways to integrate photos into student projects. Take a look at this training session, Interactive Multimedia Graphics for Teaching and Learning. This session covers a digital tool that provides users with the ability to turn any image into a multimedia rich interactive graphic. Add video, images, audio, and links to any content on the web. This free tool allows students and teachers to pack a lot of content into a small space, making it a great option for digital projects for students and teachers alike.
Do you think you'll find this tool useful for your classroom? Why, or why not? Please share your feedback in a comment on this article. I'd love to hear from you!
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About Our “Photos for Student Projects” 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 SimpleK12.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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