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 sale...you can't use those.
Some images are "resuable" as long as you cite them.
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.
- World Book Online. Our library pays for a subscription to this resource. You can access it through the library website.
- Wikmedia Commons
- 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 on "Advanced Search"
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