Open educational resources
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?
Visual 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.
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.
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:
- Atlapedia Online
- Color Landform of the US
- Earth and Moon Viewer
- Google Earth
- Google Maps
- Graphic Maps
- Library of Congress Maps
- Map of the US
- National Atlas (US govement)
- National Geographic MapMachine
- Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection from University of Texas
- World Photos
- World Sites Atlas
- USGS Places
- Yahoo Maps