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Visual Resources: Photos and Clip Art

Where can I find historical photographs and other visuals?

What clip art resources are available for teachers and students?

How can I integrate visual resources into the classroom?

paintingVisual resources can add life to a project or lesson. From photographs to maps and drawings, a wide range of visual materials are available on the web. As you explore the following resources pay careful attention to rules regarding use. Many websites do not allow their visuals to be duplicated. Others allow students to use their visuals in web projects.

Try an online workshops called Get Graphic and also Digital Glyphs to learn more about integrating visual resources into the classroom. Learn more about photography.

Explore Public Domain / Copyright Free Media at Teacher Tap.

Also explore Wikipedia: Public Domain Image Resources.

Image Search Tools

Use image search tools to locate visuals on the web. Keep in mind that the results, simply link to web pages that contain visuals. It's up to you to check permissions and copyright issues.

Graphics for Teachers and Students

Animations

Photographs for Teachers and Students

Photo Sharing Services

Subscription and Purchasing Services

Picture of the Day Websites

If you're interested in a topic that's not listed, try doing a google search for "picture of the day".

Photos in the

The following links are the photo galleries from selected online news resources:

Historical Ads

Locate historic photos that would be good for discussions about a particular time period. Copy and paste the photos into a PowerPoint or Appleworks presentation. How will students use the presentation? Ideas: class discussions, journal writing, answer questions, add text, sequence slides, debate issues, or describe cause/effect, before/after, or alike/different.

Political Cartoons

Science Visual

Locate health, math, or science related photos that would be good for discussions about some aspect of science. Copy and paste the photos into a PowerPoint or Appleworks presentation. How will students use the presentation? Ideas: class discussions, journal writing, answer questions, add text, sequence slides, debate issues, or describe cause/effect, before/after, or alike/different.

Art Visual Resources

Locate photos of artwork that would be good for discussions about some aspect of art. Copy and paste the photos into a PowerPoint or Appleworks presentation. How will students use the presentation? Ideas: class discussions, journal writing, answer questions, add text, sequence slides, debate issues, or describe cause/effect, before/after, or alike/different.

Maps, Satellite Photos, Places, and Other Visual Resources

There are many interesting types of visuals you can use in classroom activities. Try one of the following ideas:

Visual Activities

Use one of the following websites to generate ideas for activities:

Integrate Visual Resources

Brainstorm ways to integrate more visual resources into your classroom.  
Practice copying and pasting visuals into a wide range of computer tools such as a word processor, database, spreadsheet, web page, presentation software, or concept map tools.  
Develop activities that ask students to make effective use of visual resources.


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