As educators we are often in need of photos, diagrams, and images we can use to supplement or enhance our course material. This usually has us googling for images that may or may not be permissible for our use.
Fortunately there are a variety of places where you can find openly licensed images.
- Creative Commons image search is a tool that allows openly licensed and public domain works to be discovered and used by everyone
- Unsplash – photos that are free to use, no permission required but attribution appreciated
- Pexels – stock photos that are free to use, attribution is not required, adaptation is permitted
- The Noun Project – CC licensed illustrated icons
In this challenge, you will learn how to find CC licensed images with Google’s Advanced Search.
- Go to Google Advanced Search
- Type in your search term then scroll down to where it says Usage Rights. Select Creative Commons licenses, then search.
- You will be taken to a page where all results have been filtered by CC license. Navigate to images to find an image.
- Post a link to your image in the comments below and tell us the search term you used to find that image.
Bonus Challenge: Consider expressing gratitude to the image creator!