When using multimedia in student projects, classroom materials, or class websites, it’s important to have appropriate permission to use them. Here are a few resources to help find clip art, photographs, videos and music with usage rights that allow their use in your classroom.
Open Clip Art – http://www.openclipart.org – A collection of clip art images that have all been released into the public domain.
Pixabay.com – Vector art and images in the public domain (beware of the first row of sponsored Shutterstock images above the free images)
Royalty Free Music – http://www.incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/- Royalty free music clips – great for multimedia projects. Search by style, tempo, etc.
National Park Service B-Roll Video – http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/video/index.html Video of landscapes, flora, fauna and more from US National Parks – all in the public domain.
Stockfootageforfree.com – Free to use video clips of various subjects
Would you like to have a discussion with your students about copyright? Common Sense media has a free lesson that can spark some great student discussion. Just register with the site for free to have access to the lesson materials: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/copyrights-and-wrongs
Tip from Tiffany Brand