Finding Clipart and Photos for Print and Multimedia Projects

This month, I am going to share something that my students frequently ask me for. I create a lot of multimedia projects and handouts. My students always want to know where I get the pictures and clipart that I use for educational projects. Quite frankly, finding free images for projects can be time consuming. Sometimes changing the settings on Bing and Google to find appropriate images does not yield the results that I want.

So, I am sharing a list of free websites. Some of the websites state that no attribution is needed. Others request that credit be given. Unless I am using the clipart that came with the old version of Microsoft Office, or images included in a paid subscription website, I give credit anyway. I think it is safer that way.

This is my disclaimer. I have not placed the images on these websites. I would screen them before sharing them with students. While many of the websites have ads, I can typically find what I need if I am patient. I recommend carefully reading the license, copyright, and terms of use pages on each of these websites. This will help you make an informed decision about using the clipart and photos. Enjoy! I put the professional development below this list.

References

PIRO4D. (2017). Camera [Online Image]. Retrieved October 18, 2017 from https://pixabay.com/en/camera-canon-camera-lens-2251051/.


November 2017 Professional Development Opportunities

Title:  Finally, A Guide to Parent Engagement That Works Every Time! (Encore Presentation)

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 1, 2017 @ 4:00 PM EDT
  • Description: We all know that parent engagement in their child’s education is key to successful growth, but consistently engaging parents is at the top of the list of teacher frustration. This year it is time to break down these walls!
  • Link:  http://home.edweb.net/webinar/encore-finally-guide-parent-engagement/

Title: Fostering Student Collaboration Through Coding

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 PM EDT
  • Description: By 2020, it is projected there will be nearly 3.8 million jobs that are computer science related. Yet, only 25% of K-12 schools offer computer science instruction today. How do we as educators overcome this challenge to prepare our students for these jobs of the future?
  • Link:  http://home.edweb.net/webinar/digitalworld20171102/

Title: It’s SOCIAL Media, not a Commercial Message

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 3, 2017 1:00-2:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Social media is a powerful channel for forming deeper and broader relationships with your education community—teachers, administrators, librarians—any educator, at any level. It was dubbed “social media” for good reason. These channels are ideal for digital interaction, sharing, collaborating, and so much more. It’s fine to use them for “content marketing,” but they are not effective when used for commercial messages and as a sales channel. In fact, you will only alienate the community if you post commercial messages on social media.
  • Link:  http://home.edweb.net/webinar/social-not-commercial/

Title: Hook Your Students with One of Their Favorite Sites – YouTube!

  • Organization: simpleK12
  • Date: November 4, 2017 @ 11:00 AM EDT
  • Description: We all know how difficult it is to engage students, so why not use one of their favorite sites – YouTube. To some educators, YouTube may seem to be nothing more than a bunch of sometimes pointless videos, but don’t dismiss it too quickly. YouTube is full of amazing, educational video clips that can be used to “hook” students at the beginning of a lesson or used to bolster the understanding of a particular lesson. This session will focus on some of the fantastic tools that have been created to make YouTube easier and safer to use in the classroom. For those of you who don’t have access to YouTube in your classroom, we’ll look at some other options to deal with that as well.
  • Link:  http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/webinars/view.asp?id=2983

Title: 10 Ways Google Can Increase Student Engagement

  • Organization: simpleK12
  • Date: November 4, 2017 @ 12:00 PM EDT
  • Description: If engagement is the fuel necessary for learning to take place, how can teachers use technology to harness the power of higher-level thinking and creativity? Many schools are turning to the powerful resources that Google offers schools across the globe. Join Matt Bergman as he discusses 10 ways in which you can use Google Apps, Chrome Extensions, and Add-Ons to increase student engagement.
  • Link:  http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/webinars/view.asp?id=2990

Title: 7 Engaging Ways to Ensure and Assess Student Understanding with Technology

  • Organization: simpleK12
  • Date: November 4, 2017 @ 1:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Teachers worldwide are using various technology tools and sites to make sure students achieve learning objectives. Technology tools can often teachers quickly provide ongoing assessment and feedback to many students. Students can also learn to use various tools to provide feedback to peers. In this webinar, Shelly Sanchez Terrell, will share various tips and tools to help students take ownership of their learning, assess where they are, and ensure they are on track.
  • Link:  http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/webinars/view.asp?id=2984

Title: Tasks Before Apps – Strategies for Your 1:1 Classroom

  • Organization: simpleK12
  • Date: November 4, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Effectively using iPads, tablets, and other mobile devices with students is so much more than downloading a long list of apps. Join Monica Burns as she provides tips and strategies for developing tasks for projects and assignments using iPads and other mobile devices. She will share how to create engaging lessons that put the objective for the day front and center while using mobile technologies to support and enhance learning activities in your 1:1 or 1: many classroom.
  • Link:  http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/webinars/view.asp?id=2991

Title: Is Listening to Audiobooks Cheating?

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 6, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EDT
  • Description: “Audiobooks are cheating.” These are words that we hear so often when it comes to providing struggling readers with the crucial tools they need to access grade level content and curriculum. In this edWebinar, Terrie Noland, National Director, Educator Engagement, Learning Ally, will debunk popular myths of audiobooks related to academic success.
  • Link: http://home.edweb.net/webinar/listening-audiobooks-cheating/

Title: A STEM Bridge of Black Swans

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 7, 2017 @ 3:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Superheroes have always held an attraction for Dr. Eleanor Smalley, President & CEO of JASON Learning. In this edWebinar, she will discuss how in a rapidly changing world, STEM has become much more important as a future design for girls. These rapid changes are called “black swan events.” She will also discuss how these events have led a bridge to a greater understanding of the importance of women in leadership and careers in STEM fields.
  • Link:  http://home.edweb.net/webinar/gtg20171107/

Title: Shifting Our Thinking About Educational Technology: How to Place Tasks Before Apps

Title: Measuring Edtech Impact in the ESSA Era

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 7, 2017 @ 5:00 PM EDT
  • Description: This edWebinar will introduce you to the new approach to evidence about which edtech products really work in K-12 schools. ESSA has changed the game when it comes to what counts as evidence. This session builds on the Education Technology Industry Network’s (ETIN) recent publication of Guidelines for EdTech Impact Research that explains the new ground rules.
  • Link:  http://home.edweb.net/webinar/edfocus20171107/

Title: The Data Collection Toolkit: Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Classroom Data

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 8, 2017 @ 3:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Data collection can be time-consuming, confusing, and difficult to manage—but teachers need to master it so they can make informed decisions in the classroom. In this edWebinar, Cindy Golden, Ed.D., University of West Florida faculty member and autism consultant at Florida State University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), will discuss her new Data Collection Toolkit. You’ll build your understanding of what data collection involves, discover the steps to creating an organized classroom data collection system, and learn the basics of data analysis.
  • Link:  http://home.edweb.net/webinar/inclusiveeducation20171108/

 Title: Protecting Your Online Privacy: Risks And Strategies

  • Organization: Infopeople
  • Date: November 9, 2017 @ 2:00 PM CST
  • Description: Think you don’t need to care about your online privacy? Not doing anything shady or illegal, so it doesn’t matter…right? As it turns out, this topic is growing in importance as people realize the long-term ramifications of not being privacy-aware. Understand why protecting one’s online privacy is now so critical and what can happen when one doesn’t.
  • Link:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9091133059966062850

Title: Maximize Student Learning Through Design Thinking

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 9, 2017 @ 4:00 PM EDT
  • Description: The makerspace movement is increasing each day across the United States and around the world. The need to increase the number of students graduating and entering the STEM field is also on the rise. One key to the success of each of these challenges is design thinking. In this edWebinar, Dr. Salvatore Menzo, Superintendent of Wallingford Public Schools, CT, will provide attendees with authentic information on design thinking and its impact on all student learning. Through sharing key elements of a design thinking approach, attendees will develop a better understanding of how it can be applied in all classrooms to increase student engagement and success.
  • Link:  http://home.edweb.net/webinar/collaboration20171109/

 Title: Differentiating Lessons Involving Robotics for All Students

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 13, 2017 @ 3:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Do you want to learn how to integrate robotics into the core curriculum and reach all types of learners? In this edWebinar, you will learn how to integrate robotics into core curriculum to engage students of all abilities.
  • Link:  http://home.edweb.net/webinar/sdl20171113/

Title: Using Twitter to Build Your PLN and Engage in On-Demand Professional Development

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 13, 2017 @ 5:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Innovative educators use Twitter to share resources, collaborate, motivate, and celebrate the joys of educating the next generation of leaders: our students! Many in the profession have discovered the benefits of building a Professional Learning Network on Twitter, but how exactly do you do this? Join educational technology adopter Shannon Holden as he shows step-by-step how to harness the power of Twitter to collaborate and grow as an educator.
  • Link:  http://home.edweb.net/webinar/using-twitter-build-pln/

Title: Storytelling for Community Relationships

  • Organization: Infopeople
  • Date: November 14, 2017 @ 2:00 PM CST
  • Description: Do you want to develop more meaningful relationships with your library’s community? Would you like to create sustainable engagement with local businesses, organizations and library users? Enter storytelling- it’s not just for kids! The people who use the library and live in the community have tons of unique perspectives and messages to share- they just need an outlet. Libraries can play an integral role by giving those stories a platform. Storytelling is a powerful tool because it builds trust and understanding. From podcasts, videos, livestreams and unique programming, there are many ways that librarians can utilize the power of storytelling to build transformational community relationships.
  • Link:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3627892878012506370

Title: Creating an Advisory Program that Works

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 14, 2017 @ 4:00 PM EDT
  • Description: How do you create a successful advisory program? Research suggests customizing a program for your school is key, but who has the time and resources to do that? You do! With thoughtful planning, any school can develop an advisory program that meets its particular needs.
  • Link:  http://home.edweb.net/webinar/positive20171114/

Title: Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 15, 2017 @ 4:00 PM EDT
  • Description: In this edWebinar, you will hear valuable insight from library media specialist and technology liaison, Kelly Hladek of the School City of Hammond in Indiana, as she shares their impressive story of boosting checkouts from their digital library by 184 percent in just one year. You’ll learn their proven best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community with their eBook and audiobook collection—including some creative approaches you may have never thought of.
  • Link:  http://home.edweb.net/webinar/slcforefront20171115/

Title: Teaching Reading in the Digital Age

  • Organization: simpleK12
  • Date: November 16, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Have you been looking for practical, user-friendly ways to inject technology into your reading instruction while digging deeper into authentic texts? In this webinar, Jayme Linton will share new strategies, resources, and tools for integrating technology into your daily reading instruction. Participants will explore a variety of Web tools they can use to meet the needs of today’s learners.
  • Link:  http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/webinars/view.asp?id=2986

Title: What’s Your District’s Story? Craft Your Narrative or Someone Else Will

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 16, 2017 @ 3:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Everyone knows what a school does. Or do they? Is the general public really aware of what goes on in your district, or does the general public rely on perception, word of mouth, or gasp, RUMOR to get information about you?
  • Link:  http://home.edweb.net/webinar/engagement20171116/

Title: Digital Storytelling with Google Chrome Apps: Reaching Out to Authentic Audiences

  • Organization: simpleK12
  • Date: November 16, 2017 @ 5:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Storytelling is the common thread found in every culture and used as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation, and instilling moral values. Today, with the help of social media and digital tools, storytelling has gone global, making it easy for students to reach authentic audiences across the world. Join Nikki D Robertson as she shares a variety of ways to harness students’ natural inclination toward storytelling with a variety of Google Chrome Apps you can start using in your classroom tomorrow!
  • Link:  http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/webinars/view.asp?id=2988

 Title: Classroom Management: Quick and Simple Fixes

  • Organization: simpleK12
  • Date: November 18, 2017 10:00 AM EDT
  • Description: Do you find yourself spending an inordinate amount of time trying to keep your students focused? Would you like more time for instruction? Are you looking for some easy tips to keep things under control in your classroom? There are lots of simple changes you can make in your everyday routine that will make it easier to manage a classroom full of students. Join Monica Burns as she shares non-verbal cues, narration tips, and procedures that she uses in her classroom every day to save time and help keep students on track and focused throughout the school day!
  • Link:  http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/webinars/view.asp?id=2992

Title: Students Sharing Stories Through Digital Storytelling

  • Organization: simpleK12
  • Date: November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Many learners enjoy listening to stories and creating them. Storytelling encourages learners to use the knowledge they have acquired and apply it to a context and setting in a creative way. In this webinar, join Shelly Terrell as she shares various online tools and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) that allow learners to create and share their stories digitally. Participants will discover cool digital storytelling tools and lesson ideas.
  • Link:  http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/webinars/view.asp?id=2995

Title:  Hour of Code: Free Resources to Help Your Students Code

  • Organization: simpleK12
  • Date: November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Have you heard about the Hour of Code and wondered what it was all about? Or maybe you doubted that you and your students could participate. Hour of Code started in 2013, with the goal of having 100,000 students participate in 1 hour of coding activities. Currently they reach tens of millions of students worldwide with tutorials in over 40 languages. Although the Hour of Code has a promoted week each year, this resource can be used year round. Join Brenda Hauff as she discusses Hour of Code and explains how you can use it with your students. She will share an amazing free curriculum resource that allows students at all levels to code and provide tips for using it in your classroom. Brenda will show that you do NOT need to know programming to help your students. You will learn right alongside them, with all of the support you need in the curriculum.
  • Link:  http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/webinars/view.asp?id=2996

Title: Top Assistive Technology to Support Grade 3-8 Readers

  • Organization: EdWeb.net
  • Date: November 20, 2017 @ 3:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Join us to explore top assistive technology tools to ignite a love of reading in grades three to eight. Beginning in third grade, most classrooms have moved into the reading-to-learn stage. This means that our struggling readers that still need skill building in reading skill development are often left behind when it comes to accessing grade level curriculum and content. Assistive technology can be a tremendous support to these students by helping them achieve academic and performance outcomes right on track with their peers. Let’s explore the right tools for the right students with the right goal in mind.
  • Link:  http://home.edweb.net/webinar/readers20171120/

Title: The Networked Administrator: Leading and Learning with Social Media

  • Organization: SimpleK12
  • Date: November 28, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Sometimes who you know is as important as what you know. Having a wide range of professional connections not only broadens your reach, it can actually help you learn, grow, and become more efficient. Join Lyn Hilt as she explores the role of the networked administrator, who, as the school’s lead learner, recognizes the value and use of social media to develop professional connections, build relationships and capacity, help create organizational efficiency, and bring innovative learning experiences to students and staff. This session is designed for administrators, teachers, educators… anyone interested in learning more about the power of connected leading and learning!
  • Link:  http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/webinars/view.asp?id=3001

Title: ESSA and State Report Cards

Title: Social Media Analytics: What to Measure and Why

  • Organization: WebJunction and TechSoup
  • Date: November 30, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EDT
  • Description: Now that you are using social media to engage with your community, how do you know if it’s working? If you don’t know where to start when planning your social media metrics, join us to learn the best methods to measure your library’s social media outcomes. During this event, you will learn how to establish measurable goals, identify key performance indicators (KPIs), and evaluate your social media results.
  • Link:  http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/social-media-analytics.html

Author: Daniella Smith

Daniella Smith, PhD. is a former school and public librarian. She is currently an associate professor at the University of North Texas.



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