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Tech It Up Tuesday: Locate Attributed Images with Photos for Class


Tech It Up TuesdayIt’s Tuesday, so you know what that means… It’s time to “Tech It Up” with another cool tool that can be utilized in the educational setting.

So, let’s get right to it. This week’s shout out goes to Photos for Class, a site that’s ideal for safely searching for images that can be incorporated into classroom lessons, activities and projects.

Besides providing G-rated images via Flickr and proprietary filters, downloaded images also include citations that are automatically generated by the web tool. Attribution includes name of the author and photo, a link to the original photo and the name and type of license as well as a link to the licensing terms. How cool is that? No more worrying about the copyright police banging on your door. Photos for Class has got you covered!

Check out the example I located and saved using the Photos for Class image search engine. Is it obvious where my mind continues to wander as Central PA is enduring yet another blast of winter weather?


Oh, and get this: If you really dig this tool, there are a few more ways you can make the best use of it. First off, insert a few lines of code that will add a Photos for Class search bar directly to your site. Yep, this is a fan favorite! Another bonus: If you are an Edmodo user, you can install the Photos for Class app straight from the Edmodo Store. Check out additional info about these options here.

Classroom Connection:

Students are always in search of visually appealing images for all types of digital and print projects. True statement. But in addition to learning how to successfully locate this type of media via the Internet, we—as educators—are also responsible for teaching our students how to properly cite materials obtained from others. Photos for Class is the perfect solution to simultaneously meet both of these needs.

And that pretty much sums it up. Safe. Simple. Useful. And free! My kind of resource. Be sure to add this cool tool to your tech-box!

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Looking for some technology integration ideas to enhance your classroom lessons? Then be sure to check out my "Tech Tips" for the latest and greatest Web 2.0 tools, applications and web sites that can be incorporated into activities and/or projects. Although some posts may not be applicable to your content area or grade level, be sure to check back often as I will be varying ideas in order to provide resources across the K-12 curriculum.

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