Copyright and Usable MediaAll of the sites below provide images that are free for school projects. Be sure to check the permissions for any limits on use.Public Domain Images:
Pixabay- High-quality public domain photos. Morguefile- Database of image files for use in creative works Flickr Commons- Images on Flickr in the public domain. No copyright restrictions. Picdrome- Public domain digital repository. Public Domain Pictures- HD image repository in multiple categories. NASA Image Gallery- Images from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NOAA Photo Library- Images from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. You are asked to credit NOAA if you use their images.
Creative Commons Images:
Photos for Class- Download Creative Commons images with the attribution already attached. Easy! Flickr CC- Creative Commons images on Flickr Wikimedia Commons- A database of freely usable media (images, sound and video clips) to which anyone can contribute. Make sure to provide attribution to the creator of the media when you download (link provided). Foter- CC-licensed images. Includes attribution and embed code to easily allow you to include in online projects and blogs.
Public Domain Audio:
MusOpen- Freely available music; mostly classical and instrumental. Also includes sheet music. Digital History- A collection of historical American music for learner/educator use.
Creative Commons Audio:
ccMixter - Create, share, and download music mixes through this site. All music is licensed under Creative Commons. FreeSound - Music uploaded with Creative Commons licenses. Be sure to check the license of the song you choose for attribution information.Youtube Audio Library - Free to download and use but you must provide attribution to the artist. The attribution link is provided.
Public Domain Video:
Prelinger Archive - This archive, part of the Internet Archive, features 100's of movies and videos in the public domain. Free to use and share. Vimeo Public Domain- Every video in this section of Vimeo is in the public domain and free to use.
Creative Commons Video
Internet Archive Stock Footage - Video clips from the internet archive that are designed to be used in other videos. Videos are submitted with different Creative Commons licenses. Be sure to check the license type before using. Moving Image Archive- Portion of the Internet Archive featuring movies, videos, and news uploaded by Creative Commons and Public Domain content ranging from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Vimeo Creative Commons - Section of Vimeo featuring only Creative Commons-licenced video. Check license for what you can do with the footage and how to provide attribution.Add a Creative Commons license to your own work!Put a CC license on your creative work and make those who find it online aware of how they are allowed to use it. You worked hard. You deserve credit! Not to mention recognition...Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Media Literacy (information on Fair Use and "remix" culture)Copyright-Friendly Toolkit Smore (excellent resource created by Joyce Valenza. Offers information and links to various media that can be used in projects. Includes information on Creative Commons, Public Domain and Fair Use)