Multimedia Resources

  • Images


    ALWAYS SUPERVISE STUDENTS WHEN THEY ARE SEARCHING FOR IMAGES

    District Databases

    • AP Images: Associated Press photos featured in newspapers and magazines.
    • Britannica Image Quest   Access more than one million rights-cleared images from over 40 of the best collections in the world.
    • Kidz Search: Kid-friendly search opportunities covering a variety of topics.
    • Google Art Project: Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.
    • Kiddle: Safe visual search engine for kids by By Google
    • Photos for Class: Images for classroom use with citations.

    Free Websites

    • Pics 4 Learning: Nice for the younger grades. Best for science or social studies topics.
    • The Morgue File: Strange name, but great resource.
    • FlickrStorm: Click 'Advanced' then choose "Photos you can use commercially" to easily find and organize images for many projects.
    • The World Images Kiosk:  75,000 Images! Most are free to use, but some will require attribution.
    • Photos 8: Public Domain Photos
    • Edupic: A website of images created by a teacher for use by teachers and students.
    • 4FreePhotos: This site that offers quite a few artistic high quality images. Many of these would be great for backgrounds
    • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs: Over 1.2 millions images in this database, great for history projects.  Each image has different licensing, so look closely.
    • NOAA Public Image Library: A wonderful resource for science themed drawings, maps, graphics, diagrams, and photos.
    • PD Photo: Great image site for animals, geography, space and plants.
    • ARKive: Images of Life on Earth: An amazing resource for photos and videos of animal species organized geographically and by classification. 

    Clip Art

     

    Animation


     

    Audio Search Sites 


    • Soundzabound: This District database offers a wide variety of music and sound effects.
    • Free Play Music: Web site that features both free and pay downloads of all musical styles.