Thursday, October 6, 2016

Finding and Citing Images

File:Lilac-Breasted Roller.jpg

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 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 databases and search engines below to find great images of your animal. Check all four places before you decide your favorite image.

Step 4: Create a Google Document. Name it with the name of your animal.

Step 5: Copy and paste your favorite image of your animal into the Google Document.

Step 6: Copy and paste the citation (URL) for your image into the Google Document, below your image

Step 7: Share your document with Mrs. Rankin and Mrs. Redford

Mrs. Redford's example

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