Thursday, February 24, 2011

Image Search: Creative Commons Filter

Yahoo Image Search for "clouds" with CC filter ON

If you are like me, you are always looking for great images to use in your slideshows and images that are appropriate for students to use in their presentations. However, with copyright law, and the fact that's it's so easy to right click on virtually any image these days, this ease sends kids the message that if it's this easy it must be legal.  As teachers we must be citizens and models of ethical behavior including modeling the behavior of legal use and attribution of images licensed by the creator for reuse in accordance with the Creative Commons of copyright law.   Now, both Google Image Search (Usage Rights filter) and Yahoo Image Search (Creative Common License filter), through the Advanced Search button, gives the option of searching for images that allows for reuse and/or remix.

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