So now is the perfect time to have the discussion about WHICH images are okay to use.
Today they are writing blogs posts about planting Golden Poppies. They have to include an image of this flower in their blog post and it MUST be an image that they KNOW they are allowed to use.
I started off our discussion by showing this great video by Nancy Minicozzi (@CoffeeNancy) to introduce the whole concept of choosing images to use.
Which images are the "good" ones?
PhotosForClass.com is a great website for students to search for images. It's a very simple, easy website to use.
It has a simple search bar that students can type in whatever subject they need an image for and up pops a page full of appropriate "G-Rated" images that have been licensed for educational use.
PhotosForClass.com even has a widget that you can put on your class blog/website so students can search for images without leaving your blog/website.
Usage Rights in a Google Search
- Type the subject you are trying to find an image for into a new Google tab.
- Click on images
- Click on Search Tools
- Click on Usage Rights
- Choose one of the options that say "Labeled for Reuse"
Feel free to use this GIF I made...