Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Finding and Citing Images

Today we are going to be thinking about the best places to find images that we can use in our projects.  Sometimes the images can be ones we create----but sometimes we want to use a great photograph or drawing that someone else has created.  Pictures make projects even more interesting and exciting for your audience!

Our goals today are:

*Learn about a variety of places to search for images that are free and available for your use
*Learn how to cite your image sources
*Practice your cutting and pasting skills! 

Minilesson: Can I use it? Why do I write a citation for it? How do I write a citation for it?

Some images are for can't use those.

Getty Images

Some images are "resuable" as long as you cite them.

Wikimedia Commons

Places to look for reusable images - listed on library website

 RES Library website

How to cite an image: CESU fourth grade

Use the URL (web page address)


*****Google images is not an image source! Click on "View Image" to get the real URL***

Step 1:  Pick a wild animal.  You will be looking for an excellent picture of this animal in its natural habitat.

Step 2:  Use the search engines below to find great images.  The goal is the best picture you can find, so do not settle for the first picture! After you try a site, before you go on to the next one, please go to Step 3.

Option 1: 
World Book Online
Our library pays for a subscription to this resource. You can access it through the library website.  If you are not on a school computer, you need to use a login and password, available in the library.

 Option 2:

Option 3:
Wikmedia Commons

Option 4: 
Google Advanced Image Search
*type in your search words at the top
*then go all the way to the bottom, click next to "useage rights," pick "free to use or share"
*click "Advanced Search"

Only look at these if you have extra time!

Option 5:
Discovery Education Clip Art Gallery use and citation information here

Option 6:
Open Clip Art Library (OCAL)

Step 3:   Evaluate the site you used to find your images using the scorecard.

Step 4: If you decide that the image is the best one you can find, you need to cut and paste it into a Google Document or Microsoft Word document.  INCLUDE the CITATION! (Copy and paste the URL)

Step 5:  Note your preferred site for finding images on your scorecard.  Share this with Mrs. Redford or Mrs. Rankin.

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